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Health Sciences Websites: Professional Organizations

Links to helpful resources in the field of health sciences.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)

Organization focused on the education and professional development of nurses in the area of medical-surgery.


American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

Professional organization focused on research, promotion and education, practice standards and working with Congress in the areas of health for women and infants.


American Nurses Association (ANA)

The ANA works for the rights of nurses as well as promoting the profession, and lobbying for issues that affect nurses.


American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

Membership organization devoted to research and practice in the area of psychiatric mental health nursing.


Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Not-for-profit organization which focuses on the health of women and newborns. They promote the nursing profession through education, advocacy, and research.


Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

Professional organization for anyone who works in an emergency department. They work to promote development through research, education and certification.


International Council of Nurses (ICN)

International organization made up of national nurses associations. The group focuses on quality nursing care.


National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

Not-for-profit organization which works to keep the profession of school nurses up-to-date and supports children and youth through health and educational endeavors.


National League for Nurses (NLN)

Membership organization for those who work in the field of nursing education.


Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Group devoted to education, research and patient care in the area of oncology nursing.


Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)

Organization which focuses on preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD). They publish research, provide continuing education opportunities, host conferences, and create educational materials for patients.


Sigma Theta Tau International

An honor society devoted to the field of nursing. This not-for-profit group works to promote education and professional development for nurses.


Society of Pediatric Nurses

Nursing organization focused on the care of children and families. The group acts as advocates in the areas of legislation, policy, and education.


Texas Nurse Practitioners

Organization which focuses on education, leadership, and advocacy for Texas nurses.


Texas Nurses Association (TNA)

Membership based organization for registered nurses in the state of Texas.


Texas Nursing Students’ Association

Student nursing association devoted to helping students prepare for licensure to become registered nurses. 

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