The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.
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.
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 59,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association was established in 1986 and is the national professional organization that represents the specialty of palliative nursing, which includes hospice and palliative nurses.Their mission is to advance nursing expertise in hospice and palliative care through education, advocacy, leadership, and research.
Since 1975, NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership and more than 40 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses across the country. NAHN and its chapters are committed to advancing health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
Organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. NBNA represents approximately 200,000 African American nurses from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 115 chartered chapters nationwide. NBNA 's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.
The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) is a unified force advocating for equity and justice in nursing and health care for ethnic minority populations. It is made up of five national ethnic nurse associations: Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA), National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc. (NANAINA), National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN), National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA), Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA). This collaboration gives voice to 350,000 minority nurses and to the lived health experience of a constituency marginalized from mainstream health delivery systems.
The New York Black Nurses Association (NYBNA) is a professional organization of African American nurses in the New York City area. It was founded in 1971 in response to the growing concern for the health status of the African American. The founders realized that black nurses had the responsibility of attempting to change the status of health and health care within the Black communities of NYC. The New York Black Nurses Association extends membership to all nurses both RN and LPN and also to nursing students.
The New York State Nurses Association is a union of 42,000 frontline nurses united together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. They are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.
The Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island, Inc. (NACLI), founded in 1919, is a membership organization for RNs and Nursing students in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau counties of New York State.
The Sigma Repository is a free and open access resource solely dedicated to sharing work created by nurses around the world. Nurses can find unique and relevant research, evidence-based practice, clinical, and educational materials. The Sigma Repository is dedicated to sharing quality gray literature with all nurses around the world, and new material is posted weekly.
Every two years, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers (Forum) conduct the only national-level survey focused on the entire U.S. nursing workforce. The survey generates data on the supply of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs). These data are especially crucial in providing information on emerging nursing issues, which in 2022, was the impact of the (COVID-19) pandemic on the nursing workforce.
Nurse.org first released the State of Nursing report in 2022, with the aim to understand the true state of the nursing profession. In late 2022, they relaunched an updated survey, asking more than 2,100 nurses about the real issues they were facing every day, then had a panel of nurses from different specialties and backgrounds peer review it. The results are published in the 2023 State of Nursing report.
A program of the American Nurses Association Enterprise to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in six areas: mental health, physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.
A comprehensive source of nursing licensure statistics for the U.S. and its territories. Valuing innovation, integrity and transparency, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is providing this comprehensive source of licensure statistics and Member Board Profiles.