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Nursing: Nursing Associations and Licensing Boards
Resources and links to help you with your nursing research.
Founded in 1922, STTI - with members in approximately 490 chapters throughout 85 countries - supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.
Jesus Christ is good news for nursing. Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) helps nurses, nursing students and faculty know God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. NCF encourages them to live out this relationship in nursing, bringing God’s love and justice to nursing education and practice.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 16 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.
The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driving and policy-related initiates to drive reform of America's health system.
ANA recognizes that nursing students are not only the nurses of tomorrow, they are the ANA members of tomorrow! Nursing students can access all resources on ANA, including members only content, by signing up for a free subscriber account.
The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) is dedicated to transforming the nation’s health through the power of nursing. It is the only philanthropic organization with a mission to improve healthcare and support the 3.1 million nurses across the United States.
With a membership of 60,000 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.
OUR MISSION ASNA is committed to promoting excellence in nursing. OUR VISION ASNA is the professional voice of all registered nurses in Alabama. OUR VALUES Modeling professional nursing practices to other nurses Adhering to the Code of Ethics for Nurses Becoming more recognizably influential as an association Unifying nurses Promoting cultural diversity Promoting health parity Advancing professional competence Promoting the ethical care and the human dignity of every person Maintaining integrity in all nursing careers
Founded more than a century ago for the purpose of uniting our profession, GNA is the state's largest professional nursing association for registered nurses in all practice settings. GNA has provided enormous support to advance the profession as a whole and nurses as individuals. Because the health care arena is in a continuing state of flux, nurses must speak with a collective voice. GNA is positioned to advocate for you while you advocate for your patients. Linked together, we can ensure nursing's agenda is heard in every arena.
Since 1907, South Carolina Nurses Association members have effectively influenced health care policy and practice. And today, no other organization is better prepared than the South Carolina Nurses Association, SCNA, to insist on and facilitate the changes needed to ensure quality health care in our state. SCNA as part of the American Nurses Association works to set requirements to enter the profession, establishes standards of nursing practice and encourages practice by all registered nurses that uphold the Code of Ethics for Nurses.
The Tennessee Nurses Association was formed in 1905 to establish law that would regulate nursing practice. It was not until February 14, 1911 that a law was finally passed that authorized a Board of Examiners and established the title “Registered Nurse”. Today TNA continues to advocate for nurses and the profession of nursing through legislative action, policy development, excellence in nursing continuing education and coalition building.
Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public.