The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues.
NINR “supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span.” Information and publications on topics such as end-of-life care, pediatrics, women’s health, and geriatric care are accessible. Also includes information about diversity programs, conference listings, and other related links.
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.