<nursing is so diverse that multiple organizations are necessary??>
There already are multiple organizations that represent every aspect of nursing & they are all affiliated with the ANA.
All of the following diverse specialty nursing organizations are related to the ANA. The ANA is just the umbrella that they all come under to speak for nursing as a whole with one strong, collective voice:
"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.
American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Nurses Foundation
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
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 Nurses Society on Addictions (f.k.a. National Nurses Society on Addictions)
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 (See: International 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
State Nurses Associations in every state, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington DC.......
The ANA brings each aspect together & is recognized by the government, international arena, and the media as the national authority (cant think of a better word) on nursing -
in the same way the AMA is recognized as the national authority on physicians & their issues. I think nursing is already fractionated enough & one organization to speak for all with input from all is necessary. You can find out more that might be helpful for your presentation by checking out http://www.Nursingworld.com