American Nurses Association (ANA)
Nursings professional organization in the US
Membership of ANA is only open to?
Registered professional nurses
The ANA is a voice for nurses
It makes decisions about the functions, activities, and goals of the nursing profession
Canadan Nurses Association (CNA)
Canada's professional nursing organization; acts the same way as ANA
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Ensures that the public need for nursing is met
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
autonomous accrediting agency that contributes to the impowerment of public health by ensuring quality of education programs
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
By invitation only
Storge, tharsos, and time (meaning love, courage, and honor)
National Student Nurses's Association (NSNA)
National organization for student nurses
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Oldest international association of professional women
How does the ANA define nursing?
"nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individual, families, communities, and populations"