American Academy of Nursing
The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AANP is the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Provides knowledge, resources and educational experiences to optimize their professional performance and practice for both students and professionals.
American Nurses Association
A professional organization representing the interests of registered nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.
National League for Nursing
Tthe premier organization for nurse faculty, schools of nursing, and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its members, who represent all types of nursing education programs, from doctoral to licensed practical nursing.
National Student Nurses' Association
Mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses.
Other Health Care Resources/Organizations
National Center for Health Statistics
Provides US public health statistics including diseases, pregnancies, births, aging, and mortality.
State Health Facts Online
This site from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
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