Nursing Association Links
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ (external link)
AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursing— the nation's largest health care profession.
American Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/ (external link)
The 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.
LPN Programs in Michigan
Michigan League for Nursing
http://www.michleaguenursing.org/ (external link)
Since its inception 50 years ago the Michigan League for Nursing has provided a voice and a forum for dialogue for nursing educators at all levels of education, practice clinicians and the public on nursing care and nursing education in Michigan.
Michigan Licensed Practical Nurses Association
http://www.mlpna.org/ (external link)
“Working to Promote, Support & Protect the Profession of Practical Nursing”
Michigan Nurses Association
http://www.minurses.org/ (external link)
The mission of the Michigan Nurses Association is to represent, promote and advocate for registered professional nurses, nursing practice and quality patient outcomes.
Michigan Student Nurses Association
http://michigannsa.org/ (external link)
We are a non-profit constituent of the National Student Nurses Association, representing nursing students throughout the state of Michigan.
http://www.nanda.org/ (external link)
The future of nursing practice is in our hands. It's up to us to define our own work. We need to make sure that the important judgments we make and the language that expresses them are deeply valued. That's what NANDA International is all about.
National Black Nurses Association
http://www.nbna.org/ (external link)
The associations mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to "investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society."
National League for Nursing
http://www.nln.org/ (external link)
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. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 20,000 individual and 1100 institutional members.
National Organization for the Associate Degree Nursing
https://www.noadn.org/ (external link)
The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) is the leading advocate for associate degree nursing education and practice, and promotes collaboration in charting the future of health care education and delivery.
National Student Nurses' Association
http://www.nsna.org/ (external link)
National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.
Sigma Theta Tau International- Honor Society of Nursing
http://www.nursingsociety.org/default.aspx (external link)
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
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http://www.travelnursing.org/ (external link) Travel Nursing is a career portal that connects licensed nurses to short-term assignments at hospitals throughout the country. Traveling nurses receive hands-on training, which expands their nursing skills and helps them adapt to a variety of clinical settings. Travel nursing assignments provide the chance to work with some of the best doctors and medical professionals in the world.
Article titled; Diagnosis: Nurses Should Never Stop Learning.
The article highlights some of the current issues in nursing education as well as the benefits of advancing one's education.