Professional Organizations

Find Nursing Organizations and Links for Nursing Careers

Professional nursing organizations, both at the national and local chapter level, provide opportunities to connect with peers in your specialty, share best practices and learn about new trends, education and technical advances.  Advance your nursing career with these nursing associations and resources that offer exceptional networking opportunities, whether you are a student nurse, new graduate or seasoned professional.

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Exceptional Nurse
National Certification Corp. for the Ob/Gyn & Neonatal Nursing Specialties
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
National Institute of Nursing Research
MedicineNet
Yahoo! Nursing Links
NNBA.net 

Nursing Organizations

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Alpha Tau Delta (National Fraternity for Professional Nurses)
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators
American Association of Nurse Attorneys
American Association of Occupational Health
American Association of Office Nurses
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
American Assembly of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
American Association of Nurse-Anesthetists (AANA)
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
American Forensic Nurses
American Holistic Nurses Association
American Nephrology Nurses Association
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Nurses Association-California
American Nursing Informatics Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC)
Association of Camp Nurses
Association of Child Neurology Nurses
Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. (AORN)
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Baromedical Nurses Association
Council of Practical Nurse Programs NYS
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA)
National Association of Catholic Nurses - USA
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Inc. (NAON)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. (NFLPN)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
National Nurses in Business Association
National Nursing Staff Development Organization
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
National Student Nurses Association
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
Philippine Nurses Association of America
Rural Nurse Organization
Sigma Theta Tau International
Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
The National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
Transcultural Nursing Society
Visiting Nurses Associations of America
 

American Case Management Association (ACMA)
American College of Healthcare Executives
Case Management Society of America
CINAHL Information Systems
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
Medscape Health Information
National Health Information Center
National Women's Health Information Center
National Women's Health Resource Center
 

International nursing links and organizations
Nursing boards abroad

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
Nurses Registration Board New South Wales
Queensland Nursing Council
 

Organizations

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
Alberta Association of Registered Nurses
Australian Nursing Federation
British Columbia Nurses' Union
Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Nurse Continence Advisor Association
Colegio de Enfermera de Valencia (Spain)
College of Nurses Aotearoa Inc. (New Zealand)
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing
European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association
European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations
European Federation of Nurse Educators
Federazione collegi IPASVI
Health Services Union of Australia
Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing
International Association of Forensic Nurses
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Licensed Practical Nurses Association of British Columbia
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
Sociedad Espanola de Enfermeria Oncologica
Swiss Nurses Association
The Canadian Nursing Students' Association