Kamis, 29 September 2011

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses is a professional organization for neonatal nurses.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) was formed in 1984 with the purpose of addressing the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing, while giving all neonatal nurses national representation.
Read more about NANN's history.

Core Purpose
To support the professional needs of neonatal nurses throughout their careers.

NANN is the professional voice that shapes neonatal nursing through excellence in practice, education, research and professional development.

Texas Nursing Students Association Home

Texas Nursing Students' Association - Home. Information on becoming a member, dues, annual convention.. College of Nursing Home - TWU College of Nursing - Texas. The TWU College of Nursing offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs to prepare nurses for practice, teaching, management, and research. Among nursing. Texas Board of Nursing. The mission of the Texas Board of Nursingis to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the. Texas Nursing Students' Association - Events. Dr. Lynn Wieck is the Mary Coulter Dowdy Distinguished Nursing Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches in the online Ph.D. nursing program.. Texas Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Scholarship. School of Nursing The University of Texas at Austin Texas Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Scholarship Purpose Statement. Texas Nursing Students' Association - Board of Directors. NAME e-mail address: PRESIDENT. TNA/TNSA Common Interest & Goals NSNA Membership & Participation Awareness. Governmental Affairs (Co-Chair). Prospective Students. School of Nursing The University of Texas at Austin SON RSS Subscription | Follow us on Facebook.

Texas Nursing Students Association Events

Dr. Lynn Wieck is the Mary Coulter Dowdy Distinguished Nursing Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches in the online Ph.D. nursing program.
source: http://tnsa.org/events.html

Texas Nursing Students Association Board of Directors

NAME e-mail address: PRESIDENT. TNA/TNSA Common Interest & Goals NSNA Membership & Participation Awareness. Governmental Affairs (Co-Chair)
source: http://www.tnsa.org/board.html

59th Annual National Student Nurses Association Convention

by Terry Bustos
KILN student Terry Bustos with SNA members
On April 6-9, 2011, I attended the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)’s 59th annual convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah with members from the Boston College Student Nurses Association (SNA). The theme of this year’s convention was “Defy Gravity: Reaching New Nursing Summits”. The NSNA convention discussed the latest trends, issues, and valuable career opportunities in nursing.
The event featured an exhibit hall and several engaging focus sessions. The exhibit hall was filled with healthcare agencies, nursing schools, publishers, NCLEX review providers, and apparel companies. Although I am only a sophomore, it was great to see all the options open to new graduates as well as summer internship opportunities. Graduate schools and hospitals from across the nation, as well as some global health organizations were recruiting convention attendees. Talking to representatives from different healthcare agencies made me consider working in areas I had never given much thought to like nephrology.
The most intriguing parts of the convention were the focus session lectures given by nurse leaders from all over the country. The first lecture I attended was entitled “Why Having a Ph.D. in Nursing is Fun: Changing Clinical Practice for High Risk Mothers and Babies” by Diane Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spatz, who is a nurse researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, emphasized how more young nurses should pursue a doctorate degree especially since the average age for a nurse with a Ph.D. is 55. Dr. Spatz talked about her accomplishments, which include inspiring breakthroughs through her breastfreeding promotion initiatives. Her expertise is the provision of human milk/ breastfeeding in mothers who have infants with complex surgical anomalies.
The NSNA convention was an excellent opportunity to see all the options available to nurses. As a member of the BC SNA chapter, I never realized how extensive the NSNA network is and how it is well recognized by organizations like Johnson & Johnson, 3M Littmann, and the armed forces. I am thankful to have attended the conference early in my academic career because it has inspired me to become more involved in the SNA and now I have a better sense of all the doors that are open to nursing students.

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is your resource for psychiatric mental health nursing. A professional organization with 7,500 members, we are committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA was recently named as one of American Chronicle's Top 10 Industry Associations in Nursing.

APNA Quick Updates
Child & Adolescent Resources - ADHD: New research from NIMH on prescribed stimulant use for ADHD

Health Care Reform Involvement: Nursing Community letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee posted

Annual Conference: Credit for MFTs and LCSWs

Annual Conference: NSO Liability Insurance Discounts information posted

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Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial registered nurses associations representing more than 139,893 Canadian registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Currently Judith Shamian is the president of the CNA.

In 1908, representatives from nurses associations around Canada were invited to meet by the Canadian Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses. At this meeting the Provisional Society of the Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses was formed. Mary Agnes Snively was named founding president. The CNATN took its members from societies such as graduate nurse and alumni associations. In 1924, the CNATN changed its name to the Canadian Nurses Association.

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Canadian Nurses Association

Rabu, 28 September 2011

National Student Nurses Association

National Student Nurses Association
With a membership of approximately 56,000 nationwide, the 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.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.

Original Site www.nsna.org

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a professional organization to advance and protect the profession of nursing. It started in 1896 as the Nurses Associated Alumnae and was renamed the American Nurses Association in 1911. It is based in Silver Spring, Maryland and Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is the current President.

Primary mission

The Association is a professional organization representing registered nurses (RNs) in the United States through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA is involved in establishing standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, advancing the economic and general welfare of nurses.

ANA also has three subsidiary organizations: American Academy of Nursing, to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge, American Nurses Foundation, the charitable and philanthropic arm, and American Nurses Credentialing Center, which credentials nurses in their specialty and credentials facilities that exhibit nursing excellence.