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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 19 (19 total).

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Annotation: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, founded in 1969, works toward a healthcare system driven by patient needs where critical care nurses make their optimal contributions. Services to consumers include referrals and publications (a catalog, newsletter and journal). The organization also sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Critical care, Nurses, Professional societies

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Annotation: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists offers services to consumers that include publications and reference information. Some materials are available in Spanish. The organization publishes a newsletter and a journal and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Anesthesiology, Nurses

American Nurses Association (ANA)

Annotation: The American Nurses Association (ANA) represents the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent associations. It fosters high standards of nursing practice, promotes the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace through a comprehensive workplace advocacy program, projects a positive and realistic view of nursing, and lobbies Congress and regulatory agencies on issues affecting nurses and the public. The association promotes women's health research issues and investigates such issues as domestic violence, maternal and child health, immunization, reproductive health, and women and aging. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information (reports, policy statements, and resources are available on the Web site). ANA publishes a catalog, newsletter, and journal.

Keywords: Nurses, Adolescent health, Advocacy, Child health, Immunization, Infant health, Legislation, Nursing services, Nursing societies, Professional societies, Public awareness campaigns, Publications, Women's health, Workplace

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

Annotation: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a professional organization that provides leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, and shape health care policy for the delivery of mental health services. The organization publishes a newsletter and a journal and sponsors workshops and conferences.

Keywords: Mental disorders, Mental health, Nurses

Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON)

Annotation: Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses offers pediatric oncology reference information to nurses, doctors and consumers. APON provides some materials in Spanish and publishes a catalog, newsletter, and journal. The association also sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Nurses, Pediatric oncology

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Annotation: The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing rehabilitation nurses worldwide with the tools they need to give high quality care to people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. The association publishes a catalog, newsletter, and journal and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Nurses, Rehabilitation

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)

Annotation: The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) grew out of a certification program established in 1979 by the Emergency Nurses Association. Since 1986 the board has assumed sole responsibility for the Certification Examination for Emergency Nurses. The board also manages the certification examination for flight nurses, which was first offered in 1993. Publications include a newsletter and brochure.

Keywords: Emergency nurses, Certification, Emergency medical services

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

Annotation: The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is a national membership association committed to excellence in emergency care. ENA works to define standards of excellence for emergency nurses, to promote the specialty of emergency nursing, to identify and address emergency care issues, and to serve as a resource for emergency nursing practice, professionalism, education, research, and consultation. The association also sponsors conferences, offers continuing education activities and collaborates with other health-related organizations in efforts to improve emergency care. Publications include the bimonthly Journal of Emergency Nursing and a newsletter, Etcetera., and a catalog. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Emergency nurses, Emergency medical services, Health promotion, Nurses, Professional education

Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA)

Annotation: The Home Healthcare Nurses Association is an organization of registered nurses who are involved in home health care practice, education, administration, or research. The association seeks to develop the specialty of home health care nursing, foster excellence in practice, influence public policy, and enhance communication among members and the public regarding health care services for home health care clients. It provides referrals, publications, and reference information for consumers. The association publishes a newsletter and has a journal entitled Home Healthcare Nurse, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Home care, Nurses, Professional societies

International National Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA )

Annotation: The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) (formerly the National Nurses Society on Addictions) is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling. IntNSA publishes a newsletter and a journal, as well as study guides, online courses, and other educational tools. The society also sponsors conferences and hosts discussion forums.

Keywords: Nurses

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Annotation: The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) works to improve the health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers and toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. The association provides a forum for nurses to explore, research, and evaluate the health care needs of the Hispanic community; identifies barriers to the delivery of health services to Hispanic consumers; and recommends appropriate solutions to local, state, and federal agencies. NAHN also disseminates research findings; develops, tests and promotes culturally sensitive models of intervention; collaborates with (and provides assistance to) other Hispanic health care professionals; and works toward recruitment and retention of Hispanic nurses. The association offers scholarships and wards, sponsors an annual conference, and publishes a journal and a quarterly newsletter.

Keywords: Community health services, Minority groups, Nurses

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

Annotation: The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a membership organization for school nurses committed to providing quality health services to children and adolescents. The association provides educational and professional development services to members in order to increase the quality of care they provide. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. NASN publishes a catalog, newsletter and journal. The association also hosts online discussion forums and sponsors an annual conference and training seminars.

Keywords: Professional societies, School health, School nurses

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

Annotation: The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is a professional support and advocacy group for the black community and its need for equitable health care access and quality. The association recruits and assists blacks interested in pursuing nursing careers and offers scholarships to student nurses. Members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and student nurses. Publications include a newsletter and journal. The association sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Advocacy, Support groups, Blacks, Community health services, Minority groups, Nurses, Women's health

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Annotation: The National League for Nursing (NLN) is a nonprofit association of individuals and agencies working to ensure quality health care through the continuous improvement of nursing education. Services to consumers include publications and reference information, standardized tests, and online faculty development programs. Some materials are available in Spanish. NLN publishes nursing education data, newsletters, and a peer reviewed academic journal, and sponsors conferences, seminars, workshops, and web-based courses. The NLN advances quality education that prepares the nursing work force to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.

Keywords: Nurses, Nursing, Education, Nursing services, Nursing education

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Annotation: The National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. The website contains a career center and information on consultants and advisors; foundation and scholarships; meetings; and publications and resources. Program focus areas include community health and disaster preparedness, education, global initiatives, and legislation.

Keywords: Students, Associations, Careers, Nurses, Nursing, Professional education

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Annotation: The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health and well being of low-income, first-time parents and their children. NFP helps communities replicate and sustain an evidence-based program of home visiting by registered nurses. NFP sites (currently located in 20 states) are supported by a team of public health policy and administration, nursing, education and program evaluation professionals at the national office in Denver. NFP helps establish new sites and provides consultation, technical support, reporting services, and professional development for existing sites. The NFP Web site includes a directory of local sites, news updates, and fact sheets.

Keywords: Family support, Consultation, Evidence based medicine, Model programs, Nursing, Professional training, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Visting nurses

Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)

Annotation: The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) was organized in 1990 to improve the nursing care of children and their families and to develop pediatric nursing as a sub-specialty within the nursing profession. The society establishes standards for nursing care of children, develops policies on pediatric nursing care, develops relationships with other medical associations, supports research related to the health care of children, and works to increase public awareness of pediatric disease and injury prevention. Services to consumers include publications. SPN publishes a newsletter and journal, and sponsors conferences and workshops.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Infant health, Nurse clinicians, Nurses, Outpatient nurses, Pediatric nursing, School nurses

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

Annotation: The Visiting Nurse Associations of America is a national nonprofit organization representing over 200 nonprofit community-based home and community health care providers. The organization serves as a forum for home health care professionals to exchange and develop professional expertise for improving home care. Visiting Nurse Associations offer health care services including case management, infusion care, specialized pediatric and maternal/child care programs, chemotherapy, enterostomal therapy, chronic care, mental health and psychiatric care, AIDS education and treatment, social services, nutritional counseling, and hospice and respite care. Services to consumers include referrals. The association publishes a newsletter and sponsors workshops.

Keywords: Home care, Nurses, Professional societies

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.