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National Nursing Organizations

There are hundreds of national nursing organizations across the United States. In most cases, you can join these organizations regardless of your city, county, or state, and the only requirement is that you’re a nurse in a general or specific field. 

See below for a full list of US nursing organizations, along with their areas of focus and membership requirements.

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

  • URL:
  • Contact: Dial 866-877-2676 or use this contact form.
  • Address: PO Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071
  • Information: A professional association for medical-surgical nurses that supports nurses throughout their careers.

Academy of Neonatal Nursing

  • URL:
  • Contact: 707-795-2168
  • Address: 6366 Commerce Blvd, PMB 357, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
  • Information: A great resource for nurses dealing with neonatal care.

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 13918 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 215, Aurora, CO 80012
  • Information: A CO-based organization with over 2,500 members spanning 12 countries. It’s open to providers of air and ground patient support in both an emergency and non-emergency capacity.

Alzheimer's Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: 800-272-3900 or contact form
  • Address: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601
  • Information: A major US organization devoted to the care, treatment, and possible prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

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  • Contact:
  • Address: East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ
  • Information: The AAACN is open to all registered nurses providing care in an ambulatory setting.

American Academy of Nursing

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  • Contact: (202) 777-1170
  • Address: 1000 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20005-4903
  • Information: Pushes for tolerance and equality throughout the field of nursing.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

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  • Contact: 
  • Address: PO Box 7867 Philadelphia, PA 19101
  • Information: Devoted to shaping the role that men have in the nursing sector while also advancing male health across the United States.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

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  • Address: 9425 N MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX  75063-4706
  • USA
  • Information: Educational resources relating to respiratory care.

American Association for the History of Nursing

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  • Address: P.O. Box 7, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
  • Information: Open to everyone who is interested in the history of nursing.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

  • URL:
  • Contact: (800) 809-2273 or contact form
  • Address: 27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3399
  • Information: The AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization and supports acute and critical-care nurses and their families.

American Association of Diabetes Educators

  • URL:
  • Contact: 800.338.3633
  • Address: 125 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Information: Promotes, supports, and documents the rise of diabetes education.

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

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  • Address: 330 North Wabash, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611-4267
  • Information: A network of legal nurse consultants and other nursing experts.

American Association of Managed Care Nurses

American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60631
  • Information: A community of leaders in the field of neuroscience nursing.

American Association of Nigerian Nurses

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

  • URL:
  • Contact: 847-692-7050
  • Address: 22 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4037
  • Information: Hosts events relating to anesthesiology and also publishes a lot of information on the subject.

American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing

  • URL:
  • Contact: 800.768.1880
  • Address: 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80246
  • Information: The AAPACN supports over 15,000 nurses working in more than 5,000 care facilities throughout the United States.

American Association of Nurse Attorneys

American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners

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  • Contact: (801) 274-1184
  • Address: 299 S. Main Street, Suite 1300-91732, Salt Lake City, UT  84111-1919.
  • Information: A network of nurses and non-nurses working in the life care planning sector.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

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  • Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Information: Open to licensed nurses in the occupational health sector and has been around for over 75 years.

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses

American Board of Nursing Specialties

American College Health Association

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 740, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Information: Has served as a voice of student health since 1920.

American College of Nurse Midwives

American Diabetes Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: 800-342-2383
  • Address: 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Information: A fantastic resource for all things relating to diabetes, one of America’s biggest killers.

American Heart Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: 1-800-242-8721
  • Address: 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
  • Information: The AHA is a leading resource on heart disease, with studies, links, and other helpful information on the subject.

American Holistic Nurses Association

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  • Address: 2900 S.W. Plass Court, Topeka, KS 66611-1980
  • Information: Home to over 5,500 holistic healthcare professionals all over the world, with the majority located here in the United States.

American Medical Association

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  • Contact: 800-262-3211
  • Address: AMA Plaza, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300, Chicago, IL 60611-5885
  • Information: Promotes the science of medicine and aims to improve public health.

American Medical Informatics Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: 301.657.1291
  • Address: 143 Rollins Avenue #2248, Rockville, MD 20847
  • Information: The AMIA covers issues relating to the use of data and IT in a healthcare setting. 

American Nephrology Nurses Association

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  • Contact:
  • Address: East Holly Ave., Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071
  • Information: Available to RNs and non-nurses, with discounts for the former. Provides an array of benefits and educational resources relating to nephrology. 

American Nurses Association

American Nursing Informatics Association

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 200 East Holly Avenue, Sewell NJ  08080
  • Information: Courses and resources relating to nursing informatics.

American Organization for Nursing Leadership

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: 855-863-APNA (2762)
  • Address: 3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 625, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
  • Information: A community of psychiatric mental health nurses.

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Information: Pushes for the advancement of ophthalmic patient care in the USA.

American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1424
  • Information: Represents over 60,000 nurses in pre- and post-anesthesia care.

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.

  • URL:
  • Contact: (877) 337-9315
  • Address: 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915
  • Information: Created to support nurses involved in the plastic surgery sector. 

Army Nurse Corps Association

Arthritis Foundation

  • URL:
  • Contact: 800 283 7800
  • Address: 1355 Peachtree St NE, 6th Suite, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Information: An organization dedicated to dealing with arthritis, America’s number 1 cause of disability.

Association for Nursing Professional Development

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  • Contact: 312.321.5135
  • Address: 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Information: Advances the specialty practice of nursing through education.

Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing

Association of Camp Nurses

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  • Contact: 502.830.8393
  • Address: 19006 Hunt Country Lane, Fisherville, KY 40023
  • Information: An association that has been around since 1994 and provides resources related to camp health.

Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 5 Hanover Square, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10004
  • Information: Founded in 1972 and has been meeting every year since 1978. Open to nurses and educators who specialize in pediatrics.

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Baromedical Nurses Association

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: (800) 888-6733
  • Address: 1501 South Loop 288, Suite 104 – 381, Denton, TX 76205
  • Information: A non-profit that was incorporated in 1992 and focuses on nurses who support people with developmental disabilities.

Dermatology Nurses' Association

Emergency Nurses Association

Endocrine Nurses Society

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

Midwest Nursing Research Society

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 5034A Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37064
  • Information: The MNRS has been around for more than 40 years and hosts an annual conference that attracts more than 1,000 attendees.

NAPNAP Foundation

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  • Contact:
  • Address: NAPNAP Foundation, 5 Hanover Square, Suite 1401, New York, NY  10004
  • Information: Formed in 1978 and is one of the biggest organizations of nurse practitioners in the United States.

National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners

  • URL:
  • Contact: 813-765-0688
  • Address: 3200 La Orilla Drive D3, Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Information: Emphasizes the development of dermatology nurse practitioners.

National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

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  • Contact:
  • Address: NADONA 1329 E Kemper Rd Suite 4100A, Springdale, Ohio 45246
  • Information: NADONA hosts conferences related to nursing administration.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 7918 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 USA
  • Information: The NAHN was founded in 1975 and has 47 chapters. It represents the voice of Latino nurses.

National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60631
  • Information: A voice for neonatal nurses in the United States.

National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

National Association of Orthopedic Nurses

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

  • URL:
  • Contact: 917.746.8300
  • Address: 5 Hanover Square, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10004
  • Information: An organization that was founded in 1973 and has over 8,000 NP members.

National Association of Rural Health Clinics

National Association of School Nurses

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 8630 Fenton Street, #910 Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Information: Serves as a professional voice for more than 200,000 African Americans.

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses

National Gerontological Nurses Association

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • URL:
  • Contact: 1-877-645-2448
  • Address: Building 31 31 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 1-877-NHLBI4U 
  • Information: The NHLBI focuses on research and development related to heart, lung, and blood health.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

  • URL:
  • Contact: tel:7038371500
  • Address: 1731 King Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Information: Founded in 1978 and is devoted to advancing the field of palliative care.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institute of Nursing Research

National League for Nursing

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Nurses in Business Association

  • URL:
  • Contact: (877) 353-8888
  • Address: P.O. Box 777951 Henderson, NV  89052
  • Information: The NNBA positions itself as an organization for nursing entrepreneurs.

National Organization of Associate Degree Nurses

  • URL:
  • Contact: (800) 809-6260
  • Address: 8650 Genesee Ave #214 PO Box 928380, San Diego, CA 92192-8380
  • Information: Advances education in nursing.

National Association of Practical Nursing Education and Service

National Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education

National Student Nurses Association

North American Nursing Diagnosis Association

  • URL:
  • Contact:
  • Address: PO Box 72 Mountain, WI USA 54149
  • Information: NANDA began as a US organization but now emphasizes its growing international connections.

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association

Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Doctors Without Borders

  • URL:
  • Contact: 212.679.6800
  • Address: 40 Rector St., 16th Floor New York, NY  10006
  • Information: Recruits healthcare professionals to assist with relief efforts all over the world.

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International

  • URL:
  • Address: 2401 E Orangeburg Ave Suite 675-356 Modesto CA 95355-3379
  • Information: Aims to eliminate violence against women through the advancement of nursing and midwifery practices.

Oncology Nurses Society

  • URL:
  • Contact: 866-257-4667
  • Address: 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 866-257-4ONS
  • Information: Over 35,000 nurses and students committed to cancer research and treatment.

Respiratory Nursing Society

Rural Nurse Organization

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

Society for Vascular Nursing

  • URL:
  • Contact: 312 334 2335
  • Information: Empowers nurses through education and provides improved solutions for patients with vascular diseases.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

  • URL:
  • Contact:
  • Address: 330 N Wabash Ave. Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60611
  • Information: Endoscopy and gastroenterology nurses are invited to join and learn.

Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice

Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses

  • URL:
  • Contact: 386-428-1695
  • Address: 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway #137, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
  • Information: A Florida-based society with newsletters, mentoring programs, and an official publication.

Society of Pediatric Nurses

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  • Contact:
  • Address: 330 N Wabash Ave., Suite 2000 | Chicago IL 60611
  • Information: Supports pediatric nurses using a range of educational resources and networking opportunities.

Society of Trauma Nurses

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

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  • Contact:
  • Address: East Holly Avenue Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
  • Information: Devoted to urologic nurses with the aim of providing better treatments and services to patients nationwide.

The National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf

The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

Transcultural Nursing Society

  • URL:
  • Contact:
  • Address: 37637 Five Mile Rd., #319 Livonia, MI  48154-1543
  • Information: Its goal is to improve the quality of culturally harmonious care.

Travel Nursing

  • URL:
  • Contact: +1-888-971-2844
  • Information: Helps travel nurses to find work, improve their working conditions, and educate themselves on the role.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

  • URL:
  • Contact:
  • Address: 1120 Rt. 73, Suite 200 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Information: Uses education, research, networking, and advocacy to assist nurses and improve the level of care for patients across the United States.

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