Other Nursing Organizations

American Nurses Association

(www.nursingworld.org)

The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare 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 affecting nurses and the public.

*American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

(www.aanp.org)

As the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, AANP represents the interests of the more than 135,000 NPs currently practicing in the U. S. and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized healthcare.

*American Assembly for Men in Nursing

(www.aamn.org)

The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.

*American College of Nurse Midwives

(www.midwife.org)

The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives, and certified midwives.

*Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

(www.aorn.org)

AORN is a professional association that empowers the OR nurse with education, standards of practice, and peer networking

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

(www.ahrq.gov)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides evidence-based information on healthcare outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.

Arthur Davis Publishing

(www.nursingALD.com)

The Colorado Nurse Publisher of The Colorado Nurse quarterly newspaper; if you are interested in advertising in this publication, please contact Mark Miller at mark@aldpub.com.

Assisted Living Directory

(http://www.assisted-living-directory.com/content/colorado.htm)

This directory provides information about assisted living facilities and other relevant senior & long term care in Colorado.

Bureau of Health Professionals

(bhpr.hrsa.gov)

BHP provides national leadership in assuring a health professions workforce that meets the health care needs of the public. BHPr works to increase health workforce diversity, improve health workforce distribution and insure health workforce quality.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

(www.bls.gov)

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

*Colorado Association of School Nurses

(www.coloradoschoolnurse.org)

The mission of CASN is to provide leadership in the delivery of quality health programs to ensure educational success of the school aged child and advance the practice of school nursing.

Colorado Health Institute

(www.coloradohealthinstitute.org)

The mission of the Institute is to advance the overall health of the people of Colorado by serving as an independent and impartial source of reliable and relevant health-related information for sound decision making.

Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence

(www.coloradonursingcenter.org)

The Center’s activities focus in several ways on creating a systemic, high-leverage impact on the nursing and healthcare workforce. Quality healthcare outcomes are very often achieved at the point of care, through patient-nurse interaction. With respect to this interaction, nursing researchers nationwide have identified the front-line nurse leader as the key link in organizing and deploying the staff and the necessary resources to achieve quality outcomes. Based on this reality, several of the Center’s programs focus on this key nursing leadership group.

Colorado State Board of Nursing

(www.dora.state.co.us/nursing)

This internet guide for the Colorado State Board of Nursing will allow you to view and print applications; practice acts; rules and regulations; locate continuing eduction courses; complaint forms; verify licensure; change your address, and more.

The Colorado Student Nurses Association

(www.coloradostudentnurses.org)

The CSNAs mission is to foster communication between Colorado nursing schools and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA); organize, represent and mentor Colorado students preparing for initial licensure as a registered nurse, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs; convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession; promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; advocate for high quality health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education; and develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

Discover Nursing

(www.discovernursing.com)

A Johnson & Johnson sponsored site.  Find scholarship information, free nursing materials, read career testimonials or locate a nursing program in your area.

International Association of Forensic Nurses

(www.iafn.org)

The mission of the IAFN is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting and disseminating information internationally.

*National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

(www.napnap.org)

Promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and research

*Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Coalition

(www.enpnetwork.com/groups/108-northern-colorado-nurse-practitioner-s-coalition)

The Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Coalition is dedicated to the promotion of health, fitness, and well being among the residents of Northern Colorado through the ongoing education, interaction, and participation of Advanced Practice Nurses.

9 Health Fair - Own Your Health

(www.9healthfair.org)

Promotes health awareness and encourages individuals to assume responsibility for their own health.  Nurses and community members are encouraged to volunteer for local health fairs.  Endorsed by the Colorado Nurses Association.

 *Oncology Nursing Society

(www.ons.org)

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.

Online Masters in Nursing Directory

(www.MastersinNursing.org/Online-Directory)

A comprehensive database of available nursing master's programs in the US.  The directory aims to help current and prosepctive students choose the nursing program that meets both their academic and personal preference.

*Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado

(www.phnac.org)

The purpose of the Association shall be to function as the specialty nursing organization for professional nurses committed to the advancement of public health nursing.

*Rocky Mountain Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates

(www.rmsgna.net)

The Society is dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing.  SGNA carries out its mission by, advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, and by promoting the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support.

University of Colorado; Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
(www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/AHEC/Pages/index.aspx)

The Colorado AHEC Program works to build state-wide network capacity and strengthen academic-community linkages in four core mission areas. The four core mission areas of the AHEC are:  Health Careers and Workforce Diversity, Health Professions Student Education, Health Professions Continuing Education and Public Health and Community Education.