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Nursing Associations by Specialty


We have provided a listing of the various National Nursing Associations by specialty and hope this information will be of benefit to you. The listing shows you how diversified and specialized the world of nursing really is and the many opportunities nurses have today.

ANA American Nurses Association
NLN National League for Nursing
NALPN National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
NAHCA National Association of Health Care Assistants  
AMSN Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
ASTNA Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
AAMN American Assembly for Men in Nursing
AACN American Association of Critical Care Nurses
AAHFN American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
AALNC American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
AAMCN American Association of Managed Care Nurses
AANN American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
AANA American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
AAOHN American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
ASCIP Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
AFN American Forensic Nurses
AHNA American Holistic Nurses Association
ANNA American Nephrology Nurses' Association
ANIA American Nursing Informatics Association
APNA American Psychiatric Nurses Association
ARIN Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
ASORN American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
ASPMN American Society for Pain Management Nursing
ASPAN American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
ASPSN American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
ACN Association of Camp Nurses
ACNN Association of Child Neurology Nurses
ANAC Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
APHON Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
AORN Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
ARN Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
AWHONN Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
BNA Baromedical Nurse's Association      
DNA Dermatology Nurses' Association
DDNA Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
ENA Emergency Nurses Association
HPNA Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
NNCA Navy Nurse Corps Association
PCNA Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
NAPNES National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service
NACNS National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist
NADONA National Association Directors of Nursing Administration
in Long Term Care
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses
NANN National Association of Neonatal Nurses
NPWH National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
NAON National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
NAPNAP National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
NASN National Association of School Nurses
NASND National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf
NBNA National Black Nurses Association
NGNA National Gerontological Nursing Association
NSNA National Student Nurses Association



SGNA Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
SOHN Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses
SPN Society of Pediatric Nurses
SVN Society for Vascular Nursing
SUNA Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
TAANA The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
INS Infusion Nurses Society
ONS Oncology Nursing Society
WOCN Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society



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