Professional Nursing Resources

The Nursing Resources website is being retired in January 2017. Resources and services may be accessed through the Fishbon Library website.

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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Professional news and resources, online CE opportunities and career advice

An online community for nurses: engage in discussions, track specific nursing topics, access forums, network and more


An online directory of nursing education and career information

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

Providing education to ambulatory care and telehealth nurses

American Academy of Nursing

Comprised of approximately 1700 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

Providing a framework for nurses to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Nursing education information, including a list of nurse leader, doctorate, degree completion, and accelerated programs

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Resources for critical care nurses through journals, products, peer networking, certification exams for CCRN and CCNS credentials as well as continuing education credits (CE) programs.

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Resources for the CNRN certification and continuing education

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Information guidance and resources on anesthesiology issues

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

A full-service professional membership organization in the United States for NPs of all specialties

American Nephrology Nurses Association

Working to promote excellence in nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease

American Nurses Association

Services, products and information including certification and credentialing

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Credentialing programs and related services

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

The national organization of nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

Fosters excellence in the domains of education, policy, practice, research, and organizational development in the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing

American Society for Apheresis (ASFA)

ASFA is an organization of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals whose mission is to advance apheresis medicine for patients, donors and practitioners through education, evidence-based practice, research and advocacy

AORN - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses. AORN's mission is to support registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing members with education, standards, services, and representation.

ASPAN - American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Represents the interests of nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management

Association for Nursing Professional Development

Advances the specialty practice of nursing professional development for the enhancement of healthcare outcomes

Association of California Nurse Leaders

ACNL develops nurse leaders, advances professional practice, influences health policy and promotes quality health care and patient safety throughout California

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Professional association for nurses who specialize in the care of women and newborns

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California Nurses Association

Includes membership information, news, practice alerts, press releases, newsletter, and consumer information

CANP - California Association for Nurse Practitioners

A unifying voice and networking forum for all nurse practitioners in the state of California

CNCC - Coalition for Nursing Careers in California

Coordinated through the Coalition for Nursing Careers in California, provides downloadable posters, powerpoint presentations and other tools


Information on nursing careers, funding sources, nursing programs, advice on finding a job, state board information, clinical guidelines, history of the profession, a humor section

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Part of Johnson & Johnson’s campaign to attract more people to the profession, develop nurse educators, retain talent

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Emergency Nurses Association

The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice

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Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)

Devoted to hospice and palliative care nursing and related disciplines

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Infusion Nurses Society

Promotes excellence in infusion nursing through standards, education, advocacy and outcomes research

International Council of Nurses

Links to nursing network topics such as telenursing, disaster preparedness, emergency care, HIV/AIDS; it has a newsroom with press releases

International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS)

Providing educational and professional growth opportunities, interdisciplinary networking, collaborative activities, and nursing research

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Joanna Briggs Institute

Specialises in promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare by providing access to resources for professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health; includes best practice evidence based information sheets

John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Identifies and develops best practices in nursing care of older adults

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Legal Eagle Eye Newsletter for the Nursing Profession

Monthly newsletter reviewing nursing related legal issues. Access from June 2015 (back issues not accessible)

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Medscape Nurses

News, resources, CME and links to related centers and resources

Information targeted at the growing population of minority nurses practicing in the US

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National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

News, job postings, resources for educators and students

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Addressing the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)

Information on certification, continuing education, evidence-based practice and research

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Information on nursing regulation and licensure

National Gerontological Nursing Association

Dedicated to improve the quality of nursing care given to older adults

National Institute of Nursing Research

Nursing research grants and information supported by the NINR

National League for Nursing

Devoted to nursing education, online courses in professional development, provides research grants in nursing education

National Student Nurses Association

Includes a career center that contains job opportunities (domestic and international), career guidance, education resources, and more

Online community developed by and for nurses to provide professional and personal development information and opportunities; has information for student nurses, new graduates, and experienced nurses

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Oncology Nursing Society

Information for oncology nurses, other healthcare providers, people with cancer and their families and friends

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Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)

Dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals

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Sigma Theta Tau

The international nursing honor society devoted to the learning and development of nurses worldwide

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Founded for all nurses involved in the care of children and families

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Professional organization committed to excellence in clinical practice and research relative to the management of persons with urological health care concerns

Student Nurse Journey

An online community devoted to helping nursing students: nursing internship, scholarship information, pre-nursing resources, and more

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Western Institute of Nursing

The Western Institute of Nursing exists to bring together a diverse community of nurses in a shared commitment to advance nursing science, education, and practice to improve health outcome

Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society

Promotes educational, clinical and research opportunities

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