As the official publisher of The Joint Commission (TJC), this global, knowledge-based organization provides innovative solutions to help health care organizations across all settings improve patient safety and quality.
Founded in 1990, the Society of Pediatric Nurses' mission is to champion the specialty of pediatric nursing by supporting its members in the practice. SPN is the only broad-based pediatric nursing organization founded for all nurses involved in the care of children and families. Members of SPN include staff nurses, school and outpatient nurses, clinical nurse specialists, practitioners, administrators, educators and researchers.Through collaborative efforts with other nursing organizations, medical associations and child health advocacy groups, SPN also influences legislation, health policy and public education.
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.
The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
The Mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world. To improve the competitiveness and performance of U.S. organizations for the benefit of all U.S. residents, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is a customer-focused federal change agent that develops and disseminates evaluation criteria, manages the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, promotes performance excellence, and provides global leadership in the learning and sharing of successful strategies and performance practices, principles, and methodologies.
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing. AMSN is a vibrant community of more than 10,000 medical-surgical nurses who care about improving patient care, developing personally and professionally, advocating for the specialty of medical-surgical nursing, and connecting with others who share their compassion and commitment.
The strategic goals focus on workplace advocacy; evidence-based practice, research and knowledge; professional development; national leadership and influence; and organizational health.
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA)
Since 1986, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs in Long Term Care (LTC). NADONA/LTC was founded by dedicated LTC professionals, and its board of trustees still consists of LTC professionals. We understand your daily challenges, and are here to provide you with the tools you need for professional success.
The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS)
The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to leading and empowering DONs/DNSs with best-in-class education, resources, legislative representation, and a strong collaborative community that advocates for and ensures resident-directed long-term and post-acute care communities.
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) is a welcoming, unifying community for registered nurses in all ambulatory care settings. Founded 39 years ago, this specialty nursing organization’s mission is to advance the art and science of ambulatory care nursing. AAACN focuses on advancing practice and leadership skills of ambulatory care nurses, fostering connections among RNs in similar roles and settings, and advocating for the specialty of ambulatory care nursing.
The mission of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide. The TCNS seeks to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge base necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration.