Nursing Organizations And Associations In USA: Part 1

Nursing Organizations And Associations In USA: Part 1Here’s a list of well-known and reputable nursing organizations in the United States of America. You can contact them if you need any information on your area of specialty, or to know about conferences, events, new drugs in your field and so on. You can also subscribe to their publications to stay abreast of what’s happening in your chosen field.

This article is the first of a 3-part list of nursing associations. If you don’t find the nursing association of your specialty in this list, please read Part 2 and Part 3 of our lists as well.

1. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

This association is the only professional nursing association providing education for ambulatory care and telehealth nurses. The association was founded in 1978 and has over 2,200 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ambulatory care nursing. Read more at

2. American Academy of Nursing Practitioners

This association was formed in 1985 with the objective of providing Nursing Practitioners of all specialties a unified method to network and advocate for issues that affect them. AANP represents and advocates the interests of more than 135,000 NPs currently practicing in the U. S. For detailed information about AANP, visit

3. American Assisted Living Nurses Association

This association helps promote effective nursing practices for assisted living for elders and the infirm. Both nurses and the assisted living residents benefit from the advice, practices and tips on this site. For more information, see

4. American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing

This association acts as the national voice for America’s baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education programs. AACN is a treasure trove of research, governmental advocacy, educational, data collection, publications, and other programs that aim to establish quality standards for nursing education. For more information, visit

5. American Association Of Critical-Care Nurses

This association brings you easy-to-use clinical resources and publications created by national experts. With these, you can educate yourself on the national standards for acute and critical care nursing practice. You can also find resources for certification studies here. For more information, see

6. American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

This association was founded in 1989 as a not for profit membership organization dedicated to the professional enhancement and growth of legal nurse consulting registered nurses. This association is dedicated to advancing this nursing specialty with resources, presentations and educational opportunities. For more information, see

7. American Association Of Managed Care Nurses

This association is the leading provider of services, resources, networking for nurses, and educational activities for nurses involved in managed care delivery teams in the US. The association’s objective is to positively affect the future of nursing and improve patient outcomes in the managed care industry. For more information, visit

8. American Association Of Neuroscience Nurses

The objective of this association is to improve the standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the practice and science of neuroscience.  The association works towards setting neuroscience standards, providing first-rate education to neuroscience students and providing advocacy on behalf of neuroscience patients, families and nurses. For more information, see

9. American Association Of Nurse Anesthetics

This association provides information on both the profession of nurse anesthesia. Nurse anesthetics administer all types of known anesthetics along with surgical and post-surgical care for procedures ranging from open heart to cataract to pain management. Today, nurse anesthetics providers are present in more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals in America. For more information, see

10. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc

This is the primary association for the largest group of health care professionals serving the workplace. This association’s vision is to ensure good health of workers, which leads to optimal performance, creating a positive economic impact on businesses. For more information, see

11. American Board For Occupational Health Nurses Inc

ABOHN is the sole certifying body in the US for occupational health nurses. This association awards four credentials to nurses:  Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN), Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist (COHN-S), Case Management (CM), and Safety Management (SM). For more information, see

12. American College of Cardiovascular Nurses

This association is the Cardiovascular Nursing Division of the Mariott Heart Foundation, where Cardiology Training is provided to nurses and nurse practitioners, while preparing them for Board Certification on an international scale. For more information, see

13. American Nursing Association

This association helps nurses all over the United States with vast resources on nursing specialties, job marketplace, nursing events, publications, and information from government and federal government nursing initiatives and much more. For more information, see

14. American Nursing Informatics Association

This association is now called ANIA-CARING. It was formerly known as the American Nursing Informatics Association and the Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing. The association’s mission is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research and professional activities.  For more information, see

15. American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association

This association offers educational resources, nursing research, professional collaboration and peer support to nurses working in pediatric surgery. Members of this association can find assistance to help ensure the proper care of children requiring surgical care for trauma, burns, ambulatory surgery and so on from neonates to adolescents. For more information, see from

16. American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This association is a great resource for psychiatric mental health nursing related subjects. The association is committed to psychiatric mental health nursing, promoting health and wellness by identifying mental health issues, preventing mental health problems and providing care and treatment for psychiatric patients. For more information, see

17. American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

This association’s mission is to support ophthalmic teams by providing individual development, education, and evidence-based practices. By doing all this, this association fosters excellence in ophthalmic patient care in the United States. For more information, see

18. American Society For Pain Management Nursing

The association’s mission is to enable the advancement of optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practice. The association accomplishes this by providing education, nursing standards, advocacy, and research. For more information, see

19. American Society Of PeriAnasthesia Nurses

This association was formed to foster component leadership, education, research, clinical practice, and advocacy for perianasthesia nursing. It is a professional specialty nursing organization that represents the interests of over 55,000 nurses that currently practice in all phases of pre-anesthesia and post-anesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. For more information, see

20. American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses

This association’s mission is to promote practice excellence, optimal patient safety, outcomes and nursing leadership in the field of plastic surgery. The association achieves its objectives by using employing education, research and evidence-based practices as foundations of care.  For more information, see

21. Association Of Rehabilitation Nurses

This association was formed to provide resources, support, education, health and rehabilitation advocacy, publications, a career center that helps find job opportunities for rehabilitation nurses and many others. This association has always been involved in rehabilitation, and is now recognized as a rehabilitation specialty. For more information, see

22. Emergency Nurses Association

This association was formed to honor nurses who have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing and who help advance emergency nursing and the healthcare system through which the emergency nursing is delivered. This association also honors nurses who provide visionary leadership to the Emergency Nurses Association. For more information, see

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