Join these nurse groups if not the ANA



  1. "Not interested in the ANA? Consider joining one of these groups to promote nursing practice...
    Obtained 4/26/01 from the ANA website of course. Link to any group can be found at:
    http://www.nursingworld.org/rnindex/snp.htm

    Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, formerly the Association for Health Services Research
    Academy of Medical Surgical-Nurses (AMSN)
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    American Assembly for Men in Nursing
    American Assisted Living Nurses Association
    American Association for the History of Nursing
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    American College of Nurse-Midwives
    American College of Nurse Practitioners
    American Medical Informatics Association
    American Holistic Nurses Association
    American Nephrology Nurses Association
    American Nursing Informatics Association
    American Paralysis Association
    American Pyschiatric Nurses Association
    American Radiological Nurses Association
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses (ASPRSN)
    American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
    Ask the Experts (Medscape site for Nurse Practitioner questions)
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

    AORN Perioperative Nursing Data Set
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
    Atlanta Reproductive Health Center
    Best Practices Network
    Best Practices Search Conducted for the Health Care Financing Adminstration to find the Best Practices in coordinated care for
    people with chronic illness
    The Center for Telemedicine Law
    Claire M. Lintilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service
    Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA)
    Emergency Nurses Association
    Flight Nursing: The Seaox Air-Medical Homepage
    Heart Surgery Forum
    Home Health Care Nurse
    International Society of Nurses in Genetics
    Intravenous Nurses Society
    Jobs for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists and other Advanced Practice Nurses
    Last Acts (end of life care)
    National Association of Neonatal Nurses
    The National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
    National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
    National Black Nurses Association
    National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
    National Gerontological Nursing Association
    National Nurses Society on Addictions
    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    New York University John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing
    NP Central: Information For and About Nurse Practitioners
    Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nursing
    Nursing Organization Liaison Forum (NOLF) members
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Parse Resources (nursing theory)
    QualPage: Qualitative Research
    Renalnet: Nephrology Nurses
    Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)
    Trauma Information Pages
    Worldwide Congress on Pain
    Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society" >>Quote from NrsKaren

    NrsKaren, my apologies to you for copying these from your posting. I just thought this was too good of a list to be buried at the bottom of another posting.

    [This message has been edited by Jenny P (edited April 28, 2001).]
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Tim-GNP
    EXACTLY...

    Don't just sit around B****ing, do something, become part of a collective voice!!!
  4. by   jamistlc
    Greetings All Nurses,

    Your post failed to mention most of these org.(s) are a or sattelite/sub catagories of the ANA and are members of the infamous ANA! I tried to join several of them and they told me that they were part of the ANA! Look to the CNS they certify and where there that accreditation comes from! the ANA as a part of the ANA!

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    [This message has been edited by jamistlc (edited April 28, 2001).]
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Jamistic, you are wrong re the above list. All of theses are independent organizations.

    Here is another list from ANA web:http://www.nursingworld.org/affil/index.htm
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    The American Nurses Association comprises ANA itself, its fifty-three (53) constituent state members, three related entities and thirteen (13) organizational affiliate members. In addition, ANA established the Nursing Organization Liaison Forum (NOLF), which comprises more than 70 national nursing organizations and serves as a platform for addressing important issues that affect nursing and health care in general.

    Operating Guidelines for the Nursing Organization Liasion Forum (NOLF) and a downloadable application for organizational membership in NOLF.


    ANA Related Entities:under direct control of ANA
    American Academy of Nursing
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    American Nurses Foundation


    Organizational Affiliates:All independent organizations but with direct ties to ANA

    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    American Holistic Nurses Association
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
    Emergency Nurses Association
    Intravenous Nurses Society
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses


    Nursing Organization Liaison Forum (NOLF)
    (* denotes Organizational Affiliate members in NOLF) Independent,participate in group discussions

    Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
    Air and Surface Transport Nurses
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing*
    American Assembly for Men in Nursing
    American Association for Continuity of Care
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses*
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
    American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists*
    American Association of Nurse Attorneys
    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
    American College of Nurse Practitioners
    American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
    American Holistic Nurses Association*
    American Medical Informatics Association
    American Nephrology Nurses Association
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association*
    American Public Health Association
    American Radiological Nurses Association
    American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Inc.
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.
    American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)*
    American Thoracic Society
    Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc.
    Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc.
    Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
    Association of Occupational Health Professionals
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. *
    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses *
    Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (Formerly NAACOG)*
    Chi Eta Phi Sorority
    Consolidated Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse International
    Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing
    Dermatology Nurses Association
    Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
    Drug and Alcohol Nursing Association, Inc.
    Emergency Nurses Association *
    Hospice Nurses Association
    International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ACAPN, SERPN, ISPCLN)
    International Society of Nurses in Genetics
    Intravenous Nurses Society*
    National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC)
    National Association of Hispanic Nurses
    National Association of Neonatal Nurses
    National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses *
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
    National Association of School Nurses, Inc *
    National Association of State School Nurse Consultants, Inc.
    National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
    National Gerontological Nursing Association
    National League for Nursing
    National Nurses Society on Addictions
    National Nursing Staff Development Organization
    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    National Student Nurses Association
    North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
    Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
    Oncology Nursing Society *
    Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc.
    Respiratory Nursing Society
    Sigma Theta Tau, International, Inc.
    Society for Vascular Nursing
    Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
    Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc. *
    Society of Pediatric Nurses
    Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates Inc.
    Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
    (* denotes Organizational Affiliate members in NOLF)
  6. by   -jt
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

    that is not "part" of the ANA. Its a separate organization with separate functions & separate dues. Most of the professional organizations will collaborate with each other on one thing or another at some point. That includes the ANA. So are we to participate in NOTHING because the big bad ANA might have a working relationship with it???

    Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face.....
  7. by   luvkidsnurse
    Here's one more organization to add to the long list of nursing organizations (not much for kid nurses though!)

    The Society of Pediatric Nurses- a great group working to further pediatric issues in nursing.
  8. by   Barbara Rose
    Another item to check; in Texas you have the choice of joining ANA or not when you join TNA. Check your state and see if that option is available to you. At least get involved in your own state.
  9. by   natalie
    Go Barbara Rose!
    I'm NYSNA/ANA but love to see another nurse such as yourself, speaking from the great state of Texas.
  10. by   Kireri
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    EXACTLY...

    Don't just sit around B****ing, do something, become part of a collective voice!!!
    the collective voice you are looking for is your local union! Only then will your voice be heard.
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    The only nursing group I want to join is a UNION.
  12. by   labcat01
    ok...fill me in here because i'm just a student. Is there some reason why you wouldn't want to join the ANA?
  13. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I agree.

    I'm a staunch opponent of the ANA - they don't represent me. The ANA only represents 35% of nurses: BSN and AP nurses. They don't represent ADN nurses and actively advocate for their elimination. They also don't represent LVNs/LPNs and won't even let them join. It's not a national nurses organization. It's a national BSN/AP organization.

    But I am a member of the Amer Assoc of Critical-Care Nurses. Their annual conference is such an experience. While I don't agree with everything AACN says (open-visitation comes to mind) they haven't made it their mission to denigrate their prespective member base.

    I'm going to my third straight NTI conference in Anaheim next month. What a treat.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Apr 21, '06
  14. by   SICU Queen
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I agree.

    I'm a staunch opponent of the ANA - they don't represent me. The ANA only represents 35% of nurses: BSN and AP nurses. They don't represent ADN nurses and actively advocate for their elimination. They also don't represent LVNs/LPNs and won't even let them join. It's not a national nurses organization. It's a national BSN/AP organization.

    :yeahthat:

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