Interested in learning more about the world of nursing? SU nursing faculty recommend the following links for their students and interested visitors:
International and National Organizations
American Nurses Association – One of the leading nursing education organizations, involved in national nursing and health care policy.
American Association of College of Nursing – Established in 1969 to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization.
National League for Nursing – Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.
Sigma Theta Tau International — Web site of the national nursing honor society.
NANDA International — Premier International Nursing Diagnosis Association
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, composed of member boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.
International Council of Nurses – The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses’ associations representing nurses in more than 128 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. Operated by nurses for nurses, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies.
Legislative Coalition of Virginia Nurses – The purpose of the Coalition is to create and implement a legislative agenda for Virginia nurses, to educated Virginia nurses on legislative issues, and to promote inclusion of nurses in policy-making bodies such as boards and commissions.
Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley – A free medical clinic is a private, nonprofit, community-based or faith-based organization that provides compassionate, quality health care at little or no charge to low-income, uninsured and underinsured people through heavy use of volunteer health professionals and partnerships with other health organizations.