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Nursing Associations

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
The ANAC site offers general descriptions of the history and activities of the Association, membership and contact information. It also links to a detailed listing of relevant publications and ANAC proceedings.

Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing
Most of the APN site is restricted to subscribers of the Alliance.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
The AAACN provides general information and contact opportunities on this site. Relevant links and professional standards are also supplied here.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The purpose of the Assembly is to provide a forum in which nurses can discuss and influence factors which affect and involve men in the nursing profession. The site includes membership and convention information.

American Association for the History of Nursing
This site provides general association information including membership benefits, awards programs, and annual conferences, as well as nursing history bibliographies and a preview of the table of contents for each upcoming issue of the journal, Nursing History Review.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN seeks to maintain high standards for baccalaureate and higher-degree nursing education programs. This resource contains information related to AACN affairs, nursing education, and nursing careers. The site also provides an interactive forum for members to discuss current issues in nursing.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
The Association’s site offers information on certification, specific chapters, publications, meetings and events, travel planning, teleconference programs, publications, research, and membership. Additional on-line resources are available for AACN members.

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
In addition to detailed information about the Association’s membership, chapters, and publications, the AALNC site offers extensive additional resources. These include a page about Legal Nurse Consulting continuing education, and a comprehensive list of relevant listservs, medical links, and nursing links.

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
This site offers helpful information related to neuroscience nursing, including the AANN newsletter (AANN Synapse), neuroscience registered nurses certification information, and abstracts from the most recent issues of The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. New features include a job-search link, a bulletin board, a people-search function, and links to on-line continuing education programs.

American Association of Nurse Attorneys
TAANA serves as a resource and support network for nurses with law degrees practicing as attorneys, health care administrators, and lobbyists. This site has information about the association, local chapters, and the TAANA Foundation.

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
This site contains information on the AAOHN and its goals, mission, publications, and membership. Also included are links to information on employment, certification, and continuing education.

American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
This site reports the activities of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, including conference information, and gives brief legislative updates affecting the nursing profession. Contact information is provided.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
This site has extensive sections for both nurses and consumers. Professional resources include fact sheets, clinical bulletins, bibliographies, web links, and information on legislation and elections. The ACNM accredits midwifery education programs.

American Holistic Nurses’ Association
AHNA’s site provides information about the organization including their philosophy, membership information, and events.

American Long Term and Sub Acute Nursing Association
This site includes contact information, a job board and resume submission service, and links to state health departments and ombudsman offices. A section of endorsed products and services for long-term care is under construction.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
ANNA organizational information is presented at this site in addition to continuing education, legislative news, and a new job postings section.

American Nurses Association
The ANA site provides information about the organization, as well as membership listings by state, credential information, access to ANA’s online nursing publications, and links to affiliated organizations. You will also find a detailed page about the legislative branch of the ANA, and links to news and events in the nursing world.

American Nursing Informatics Associations
ANIA seeks to promote nursing informatics through communication, education, research, and professional activities. The Association’s site offers information on their goals, meetings, conferences, and membership. The page also maintains links to other sites related to nursing and nursing informatics.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
This source has information about the association and its goals, and also provides general psychiatric, mental-health nursing resources such as the APNA Journal, mental health consumers’ guides, and links to other related Web sites.

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
ASPAN serves nurses who work in ambulatory surgery, preanesthesia, and postanesthesia care. This site contains the missions and goals of the society, as well as information on position statements, history, publications, membership, scholarships, research, conferences, and clinical practice.

AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group
This source represents the interests of nursing informatics and of the Working Group members. Included are links to annual and current activities, recent newsletters, bylaws, and links to related sites and to the AMIA Homepage.

Association de Recherche en Soins Infirmiers, A.R.S.I.
The French Nursing Research Association site contains information about the association’s aims and activities, plus links to other nursing Internet resources in French and English. The site is written entirely in French.

Association of Camp Nurses
The ACN site describes the Association’s mission and work, and provides a lot of information about related workshops, references, job search strategies, and programs. Also available are subscription forms to “Compass Point,” the Association’s quarterly publication, and ACN membership info.

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE)

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
ANAC is composed of a dedicated group of nurses, healthcare professionals and others who are committed to HIV/AIDS nursing. ANAC has members around the world. While most of ANAC’s members are nurses, many other people who care about HIV nursing are also members. These affiliate members are social workers, pharmacists, physician assistants, lawyers, doctors and any variety of people who simply care about the nurses who treat people with HIV and/or AIDS. — Who is ANAC?

Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
This site offers information about the Association, including conferences, grants/awards, continuing education, and chapter listings. It also links to the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.

Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses
AORN is an association devoted to perioperative-nursing related issues. This site contains resources regarding current developments in perioperative nursing, education, clinical practice, and legislative affairs. Information about further consultation assistance is also provided.

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
This site provides information on ARN membership, certification, continuing education, publications, networking opportunities, periodicals, grants/scholarships, and the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Contains information on membership and meetings, legislation and health policy, education, and research.

Australian & New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses
This site provides information about the organization, as well as links to psychiatric publications and mental health sites.

British Nursing Association
BNA provides nursing staff and services to a wide range of health care facilities. This site provides information on these services, in addition to a large database of nursing jobs available in Great Britain.

California Nurses Association
CNA is the largest organization of registered nurses in California. Part of its mission is to promote the registered nurse through initiation and sponsorship of legislation and representation of nurses in collective bargaining agreements.

Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
The CACCN site provides information on the association’s mission, membership, chapters, conferences, and awards.

Canadian Intravenous Nurses Association
This Association is intended to unite all nurses initiating and maintaining IVs. In addition to the information provided here about CINA and its membership, you will find pages about courses and workshops in IV nursing, and a list of related web links.

Canadian Nurses Association
This site includes background information on the organization, a list of CNA publications, career information, a calendar of events, and an archive of their press releases. In English and French.

Cyprus Nurses Association
This is the official site of the Cyprus Nurses Association and includes history, news, membership and other information.

Developmental Disabilities Community Nurses Coalition
This page provides contact information for DDCNC, which focuses on Mental Retardation Nursing.

Ekaterinburg Public Nursing Association (Russia)
This page provides contact information for the Association. In English.

Emergency Nurses Association
The ENA site describes the histories and goals of the following organizations: ENA, the ENA Foundation, the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, and EN CARE (the Injury Prevention Institute of ENA). Additional certification information, including application deadlines and exam schedules is provided. News, research, and fact sheets are also included.

Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes
FEND aims to “promote and develop the status of diabetes nurses across Europe.” The Federation’s page provides information on its members, mission, and conferences.

German Nursing Association (Deutscher Berufsverband fur Pflegeberufe)
Most of this site is in German, though it does offer information about its history, activities, and membership in English.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Nursing Informatics
HIMSS provides nursing informatics resources to promote and support the field of Nursing Informatics through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, community affiliations, and recommend/advise on public policy.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
The purpose of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is to exchange information, promote understanding of the hospice and palliative nursing specialties, and support nursing research in the area of end-of-life care. Information from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN?) is also provided.

Infusion Nurses Society
The INS site describes the mission and values of the Society, and links to relevant publications, scholarships, awards, education, certification, and the Intravenous Nursing standards of practice.

International Parish Nurse Resource Center
This site describes the philosophy and organization of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, in addition to providing contact and conference information, and a list of publications available for purchase.

International Society of Nurses in Genetics
This comprehensive site provides information on the Society and how to join. Also featured are a bulletin board announcing conferences and job announcements, and an impressive list of genetic resources on the Web.

International Transplant Nurses Society
Descriptive, membership, and chapter information is provided.

Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Michigan-specific page of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, this site provides links to AANA information and an online version of the MANA newsletter: The Connector.

Midwest Nursing Research Society
The Midwest Nursing Research Society is an organization devoted to the development and utilization of nursing research in all health care service and educational settings throughout the thirteen state region of the Midwest. The MNRS Web site provides information on nursing research, funding sources, publications, program meetings, and information about the MNRS.

Minority Nurse
“The career and educational resource for the minority nurse professional.” Includes a list of minority nurse and minority health associations.

The National Association for Health Care Recruitment
The National Association for Health Care Recruitment is a non-profit, 1,050-member national association. They provide leadership and support for the health care recruiting profession through advocacy, education, and professional development.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
The NAHN site provides mission, contact, and membership information about the Association. It also offers details about the NAHN’s annual conference.

National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Membership information, ordering information for publications on practice standards and guidelines, conference schedules, and other neonatal nursing Internet resources are presented at this site.

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
The NAON site offers a detailed mission statement, strategic goals, and membership information. It also provides orthopaedic nursing resources concerning continuing education and certification.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
The NAPNAP homepage provides information on the association’s history, services, and mission; a listing of chapters; relevant legislative information; and a comprehensive page of pediatric nurse-specific links.

National Association of School Nurses
This page provides NASN mission and contact information, in addition to highlighting key issues and new publications relevant to the Association. An extensive links section highlights Internet resources relating to school nursing.

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
This site describes the history, strategic plan, and programming details of the NBNA. Contact and chapter information are also included.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
This site, by the developers of the NCLEX examination, contains NCLEX examination information and an interactive NCLEX candidate diagnostic profile. It also includes position papers by the National Council, searchable databases of National Council publications and state nurse practice acts and nursing regulations.

National Gerontological Nursing Association
Site provides general information and membership opportunities for those interested in improving nursing care for the elderly.

National Institute of Nursing Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research’s mission is to promote science that strengthens nursing practice and improves health care. Their site provides information about NINR in the news, research programs, scientific advances, diversity programs, relevant legislative activities, and general nursing resources.

National League for Nursing
The NLN is a general nursing resource which provides a great deal of nursing-related information and a myriad of relevant links. The site provides extensive data about the NLN, including its councils, membership, and newsletter. Accreditation and testing info are also here, as are links to many health care information resources.

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
The N-OADN page provides general mission and membership information about the organization. The site also features a Web Board on which individuals can post and respond to questions and comments about associate degree nursing.

National Student Nurses’ Association
This site provides general membership information as well as career planning resources, employment links, and online versions of the association publications Imprint and NSNA News.

Navy Nurse Corps Association
General information about the NNCA, which any Navy Nurse Corps Officer may join, is provided here. A conference board is also featured.

Neonatal Nurses Association (UK)
This site describes the history of the Association, membership benefits, and provides contact information. Links for jobs, manufacturers, and general nursing sites are also included. The online Journal of Neonatal Nursing can be reached from this site.

Nurses Organization of Veterans’ Affairs
The Nurses Organization of Veterans’ Affairs is a non-profit, voluntary organization which represents registered nurses employed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The NOVA site includes membership information, legislative priorities, notes on the annual meeting, a map showing the location of VA facilities, and a subscription page for the e-mail list.

Nursing Ethics Network
This site provides information about the NEN, a regional organization of professional nurses. Also presented are purposes of the Network, brief descriptions of the current advisory board members, and further contact information.

Nursing Organization and Publications with Electronic Mail Access
This is an alphabetical listing of approximately 40 nursing organizations and publications that have e-mail access. Contact information including names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses is provided.

Nursing Specialist Group Homepage
The Nursing Specialist Group is a British Computer Society organization interested in the use of information management and technology, and in the nursing perspective of healthcare computing. This site provides an overview of NSG, links to several related on-line publications, information about specialized focus groups within the larger nursing group, and contact information.

Oncology Nursing Society
This site contains information for oncology nurses, including current news topics, conventions, educational opportunities, available awards, membership benefits, employment news, position papers, and certification requirements. It also provides links to other Internet oncology related sites.

Ordre des Infirmihres et Infirmiers du Quebec
OIIQ is comprised of over 67,000 members, and this site seeks to address social, political, and professionals concerns of Quibec nurses. In French.

Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
General information about the Society is provided here, in addition to a bulletin board, grant information, links to relevant sites, and pertinent articles.

Public Health Nursing Section, American Public Health Association
The mission of the Public Health Nursing section is to enhance the health of population groups through the application of nursing knowledge to the community.

Royal College of Nurses
This United Kingdom based RCN site provides information about Nurseline and RCN counseling and advisory services.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
The Society is “committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide.” The site includes information about Sigma Theta Tau’s membership and services, and links to its publication and library resources.

Society of Pediatric Nurses
The Society offers detailed information about its history, member activities, and organizational leadership on this site. Also provided here are links to SPN publications and products.

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
The SUNA homepage provides the mission and contact information of the Society, and also relevant education and certification info. It also links to a page of nursing events, and to the digital Urology journal, Urology Nurses Online.

Southern California Association of Healthcare Recruiters
SCAHCR is a non—profit organization that promotes and enhances continuous professional development of health care recruitment professionals through innovative educational programs and valuable business relationships.

Transcultural Nursing Society
This website is dedicated to serving the needs of Transcultural Nurses. It offers several resources, including Internet resources and links to indexed articles from the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. It also provides information about the organization, its history, and membership.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
This comprehensive site offers specific information about the Society, abstracts from the Society’s journal, an educational programs listing, an opportunity to subscribe to relevant mailing lists, and related links.