Abbott Nutrition Health Institute
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute illuminates the power of science-based nutrition through education, advocacy, and collaboration. Their purpose is to support individuals in helping infants, children, and adults live healthier lives.
Their website, www.ANHI.org, will give you access to knowledge and information about nutrition solutions that support efforts in providing patient care. The Abbott Nutrition Health Institute offers free continuing education programs accredited for U.S. nurses and dietitians. You'll learn how science-based nutrition therapy can improve outcomes and overall health. Individuals have the opportunity to become part of a community dedicated to advancing care and bettering lives through therapeutic nutrition and also have access to the latest nutrition science topics from the leading experts in the field.
American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels on Acute and Critical Care, Aging, and Quality (AAN)
The American Academy of Nursing was founded in 1973 under the aegis of the American Nurses Association, but today is an independent affiliate of the ANA. The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America's health care system.
The Expert Panel on Aging develops health policy recommendations to influence national and state level aging and long-term policies and programs. The panel promotes knowledge development and advances evidence-based innovations to improve health care and health care delivery for older adults.
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national organization of nurses who design, facilitate and manage care.
Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE's 48 affiliated state and metropolitan chapters give the organization's initiatives a regional and local presence. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing our members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.
American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing's mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practice. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy and research.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
ASPAN serves nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesiaand postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. ASPAN is recognized as a national and international leader and voice for perianesthesia nursing practice
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources—including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal—to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 40,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations.
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
Originally aimed at teaching and networking, the organization has evolved into an authority, advocate, lobbyist, and voice for emergency nursing. The ENA has nearly 40,000+ members and continues to grow, with members representing over 35 countries around the world.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Incorporated in 1986 as the Hospice Nurses Association, the organization was created to establish a network and support for nurses in this specialty. In 1998, HPNA formally added palliative care to the organization to recognize the needs of nurses working in palliative care settings separate from hospice. HPNA has become the nationally recognized organization providing resources and support for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants who care for people with life-limiting and terminal illness.
Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is committed to bringing innovative new resources and opportunities to a wide range of healthcare professionals who are involved with the specialty practice of infusion therapy. In this new world of rapid technological advances and dramatic shifts in healthcare delivery, INS is setting the standard for dedicated clinicians who seek to provide excellent infusion care across all practice settings. We invite you to be part of the community that sets the standard for infusion nursing.
As the premier professional organization for infusion nursing, INS is the ultimate resource for successful infusion practice. Whether you work in the hospital, in homecare, in an ambulatory infusion center; whether you are an infusion nurse specialist, a pharmacist, a generalist nurse, or a nursing student, INS strives to support your commitment to high-quality infusion care. INS offers educational meetings, professional development opportunities, up-to-the-minute publications, invaluable printed and multimedia resources, and access to a national network of infusion experts.
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
NACNS, founded in 1995, exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.Members of NACNS benefit from national, regional, and local efforts of the Association to make the contributions of CNSs more visible.
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that exists to enhance the lives and careers of Orthopaedic Nurses. Formed in 1980, NAON was designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests. NAON Membership consists of more than 6,000 RNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses, and associate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare.
National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO)
The National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO) advances the specialty practice of staff development for the enhancement of healthcare outcomes. Staff development as a specialty of nursing practice is defined by standards, based on research, and critical to quality patient and organizational outcomes. NNSDO is committed to providing research and resources that enhances practice locally, in each of their organizations.
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. Their mission is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care; their vision is to lead the transformation of cancer care; and their core values are Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, Advocacy, Excellence, and Inclusiveness.
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
PCNA is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. This is accomplished through the integration of public and professional education and advocacy, which includes: Publishing a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed, indexed journal (Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing); Hosting an active website with over 30 online CE programs; Distributing a monthly e-newsletter with late breaking news
Holding regional and national meetings throughout the year; Conducting research and publishing articles in relevant journals; Speaking at national and international cardiology conferences; Developing printed and downloadable clinical tools and patient-education materials; Collaborating with industry partners and other healthcare organizations on educational and advocacy initiatives.
Society of Trauma Nurses (STN)
The Society of Trauma Nurses is a specialty nursing organization dedicated to advancing trauma nursing, trauma education, and the development of trauma nursing leadership. Formed in 1989, the society has grown tremendously over the past ten years with membership totaling just over 1200 nurses from across the United States and internationally. STN members represent a variety of clinical settings including pre-hospital, emergency department, perioperative, intensive care, surgical floors, rehabilitation and outpatient services. Member roles range from Trauma Nurse Coordinators and Trauma Program Managers to bedside clinicians, educators, prevention specialists, researchers, nurse managers, administrators, clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners.
Areas of primary focus for STN include education, leadership and collaboration, research and clinical care, legislation and public policy, membership, and outreach/injury prevention. A number of committees and special interest groups work to strengthen STN’s leadership and educational content.