Links - Professional Organizations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The largest, full-service national professional membership organization created for NPs of all specialties.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The professional organization for more than 44,000 nurse anesthetists.

American College of Nurse Midwives

The professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States.

American Nurses Association

The only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs.

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

The national organization of nurses who design, facilitate and manage care.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

Association Nationale des Infirmier(e)s Luxembourgeois(es)

Was founded in 1978, is a member of various international groupings.

Association Nationale Française des Infirmières et Infirmiers Diplômés et Etudiants (ANFIIDE)

A professional association of public utility, composed of professional volunteer nurses from various practice areas.

Association of Advanced Nursing Practice Educators (AANPE) UK

Represents a collaborative network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the United Kingdom (UK) who are providers of advanced clinical programmes of education for nurses.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

A 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.

Australian College of Nursing

Leading nursing expertise and care through access, learning and advocacy.

Canadian Association for Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN)

A national Canadian organization consisting of over 500 members, mainly Advanced Practice Nurses, encompassing a multitude of specialties.

Canadian Education for APN Roles

The national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada.

Canadian Nurses Association (ANP position papers)

Registered nurses contributing to the health of Canadians and the advancement of nursing.

Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative

The plan for integrating the NP role

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (UK)

Ensuring that only the most effective, best value health care interventions and service improvements are adopted and that there is disinvestment in ineffective procedures and practices is a major challenge facing heath services around the world.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario, Canada

An association of RNAO members or affiliates who are nurses committed to Advanced Nursing Practice.

Conselho Federal de Enfermagem - Brazil

Exists to regulate and supervise the practice of the profession of nurses, technicians and nursing assistants, ensuring the quality of services provided by the participants of the class and the fulfillment of the Law of Professional Practice.

CNAI Consociazione Nazionale delle Associazioni Infermiere/i - (Italy)

An independent, non-government arose in 1946 and is a member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN or CCI) as the sole representative of the nurses in our country.

Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association

Professional Association for Nurses and Midwives in Cyprus

The Danish Nurses' Organization

Safeguards the interests of about 72,000 nurses.

Democratic Nurses Organization of South Africa

An empowered nursing cadre, serving, caring and advocating for society.

Finnish Federation of Nurses

The Finnish Nurses Association is a professsional organization for registered nurses.

German Nurses Association

Services for seniors, help for addicts, transportation for the handicapped: the portals presented here provide information on the help programs offered by different organizations.

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (United States)

(Formerly NCGNP) was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses.

Icelandic Nurses Association

A professional and trade organisation.

International Confederation of Midwives

Supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world.

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (Ireland)

Provides a unified voice for the professions of nursing and midwifery and provides strong leadership in matters affecting the standing of the two professions in the eyes of the wider community.

Japanese Nursing Association

Leads nursing in Japan in collaboration with nurses and people for high quality care.

L'association suisse des infirmières et infirmiers (SBK-ASI)

Swiss professional association of nurses and care professionals.

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (United States)

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.

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (United States)

The purpose of addressing the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing, while giving all neonatal nurses national representation.

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (United States)

Was formed in 1984 with mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners. NPWH defines quality health care to be inclusive of an individual's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (United States)

The professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children.

National Certification Corporation (United States)

A not for profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (An Bord Altranis)

To improve the health and well-being of people in Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery, and high performance.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (US)

A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

The only organization specifically devoted to promoting quality nurse practitioner (NP) education at the national and international levels.

New Zealand Ministry of Health

The government’s primary agent in New Zealand’s health and disability system, and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system.

Norwegian Nurses Organisation

Fourth largest trade union with over 96,000 members throughout the country.

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education

A non-profit organization founded in 1980 by a group of nurse practitioner leaders in New England.

Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba, Canada

A non-profit, volunteer-run, special interest group that endeavours to support and advance the professional interests of its membership in order to provide accessible and effective health care to the public of Manitoba.

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (United States)

Seeks to improve healthcare in the U.S. by providing continuing education and professional enrichment to nurse practitioners, advanced practice registered nurses, and students.

Nurse Practitioner Association in the UK

About Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the UK.

Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario (Canada)

The professional voice for Nurse Practitioners in Ontario.

Nursing Council of New Zealand

The regulatory authority responsible for the registration of nurses.

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (United States)

The largest independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the country.

Royal College of Nursing - UK

Represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide

The Singapore Nurses Association

Works towards recognising and enhancing the professional contributions of Nurses.