List of Nursing Organizations

Nursing organizations play a vital role in fostering professional growth, advocating for nurses’ rights, and advancing the nursing profession’s overall well-being. They serve as a collective voice for nurses and contribute to the improvement of patient care and the healthcare system as a whole.

Here we are providing a wide list of United States based and international nurse organizations.

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National Nurse Organization of The United States of American

Academy of Medical-Surgical NursesLupus Foundation of America
Academy of Neonatal NursingMidwest Nursing Research Society
Advanced Practice Nurses of the OzarksMuscular Dystrophy Association
Advanced Practice Nurses of the Permian BasinNAPNAP Foundation
Advanced Practitioners for the River RegionNational Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners
Air & Surface Transport Nurses AssociationNational Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy EnvironmentsNational Association of Bariatric Nurses
Alzheimer’s AssociationNational Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
American Academy of Ambulatory Care NursingNational Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
American Academy of NursingNational Association of Disease Management & Wellness Professionals
American Assembly for Men in NursingNational Association of Hispanic Nurses
American Assisted Living Nurses AssociationNational Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)National Association of Neonatal Nurses
American Association for the History of NursingNational Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
American Association of Colleges of NursingNational Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
American Association of Critical Care NursesNational Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
American Association of Diabetes EducatorsNational Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Heart Failure NursesNational Association of Rural Health Clinics
American Association of Legal Nurse ConsultantsNational Association of School Nurses
American Association of Managed Care NursesNational Association of State School Nurse Consultants
American Association of Moderate Sedation NursesNational Black Nurses Association, Inc.
American Association of Neuroscience NursesNational Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
American Association of Nigerian NursesNational Council of State Boards of Nursing
American Association of Nurse AnesthetistsNational Gerontological Nurses Association
American Association of Nurse Assessment CoordinatorsNational Heart Lung and Blood Institute
American Association of Nurse AttorneysNational Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
American Association of Nurse Life Care PlannersNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
American Association of Nurse PractitionersNational Institute of Nursing Research
American Association of Occupational Health NursesNational League for Nursing
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury NursesNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
American Board for Occupational Health NursesNational Nurses in Business Association
American Board of Nursing SpecialtiesNational Nursing Staff Development Organization
American College Health AssociationNational Organization of Practical Nursing Education and Service
American College of Cardiovascular NursesNational Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education
American College of Nurse MidwivesNational Private Duty Association
American Diabetes AssociationNational Student Nurses Association
American Heart Association: Council on Cardiovascular NursingNavy Nurse Corps Association
American Holistic Nurses AssociationNCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners – Coastal Region
American Medical AssociationNCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners Eastern Region
American Medical Informatics Association/ Nursing Informatics Working GroupNCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners Wake Central Region
American Nephrology Nurses AssociationNorth American Nursing Diagnosis Association
American Nurses AssociationNortheast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association
American Nurses Credentialing CenterNorthern Nurse Practitioner Association
American Nursing Informatics AssociationNorthwest Organization of Nurse Executives
American Organization of Nurse ExecutivesNP Council of Miami-Dade
American Psychiatric Nurses AssociationNurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
American Society for Pain Management NursingNurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Nurses SectionNurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered NursesNurse Practitioners: It’s About Time
American Society of Peri-Anesthesia NursesNurse Without Borders
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.Nurses Christian Fellowship
American Thoracic Society: Nurses SectionNurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Army Nurse Corps AssociationNurses Peer Support Network
Arthritis FoundationNursing Ethics Network
Association for Nursing Professional DevelopmentNursing Network on Violence Against Women International
Association for Radiologic & Imaging NursingOncology Nurses Society
Association of Camp NursesOrganization for Associate Degree Nursing
Association of Child Neurology NursesPhilippine Nurses Association of America
Association of Community Health Nursing EducatorsRespiratory Nursing Society
Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse PractitionersSigma Theta Tau, Delta Beta, Chapter-At-Large
Association of Nurse Practitioners in Business, Inc.Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Association of Nurses in Aids CareSociety for Vascular Nursing
Association of Nurses in AIDS CareSociety of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Association of Pediatric Oncology NursesSociety of Nurses in Advanced Practice
Association of periOperative Registered NursesSociety of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses
Association of Rehabilitation NursesSociety of Pediatric Nurses
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal NursingSociety of Trauma Nurses
Baromedical Nurses AssociationSociety of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding AssociationSouthern Gulf Coast Nurse Practitioner Council
Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse PractitionersThe National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
Center for American NursesThe National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf
Center to Champion Nursing in AmericaThe National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
Certification Board of Perioperative NursingTranscultural Nursing Society
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.Travel Nursing
Dermatology Nurses’ AssociationTreasure Coast Nurse Practitioners
Developmental Disabilities Nurses AssociationUniformed Nurse Practitioner Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)United States Lactation Consultant Association
Emergency Nurses AssociationValley Advanced Practice Nurse Association
Endocrine Nurses SocietyVisiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses AssociationVolusia Flagler Advanced Practice Nursing Council
Hospice and Palliative Nurses AssociationWest Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice
Infusion Nurses Society (see intravenous)Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

Nurse Organization By States of USA

Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner AssociationAssociation of Southeastern Minnesota Nurse Practitioners
North Alabama Nurse Practitioner AssociationMinnesota Affiliate of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Nurse Practitioner Alliance of AlabamaMinnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses
River Region Advanced PractitionersMinnesota Chapter of the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association
West Alabama Nurse PractitionersMinnesota Directors of Nursing Administration
AlaskaMinnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association
Alaska Nurse Practitioner AssociationMinnesota Nurse Practitioners
Alaska Nurses AssociationMinnesota Nurses Association
Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Public Health NursingMinnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing
Department of Labor, Alaska Job Center Network, Health Care Employment SearchMinnesota Organization of Registered Nurses
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses AssociationSchool Nurse Organization of Minnesota
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Arizona Chapter)Mississipi Nurses Association
Arizona Association of Nurse AnesthetistsMississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
Arizona Cannabis Nurses AssociationMississippi Nurses Association, NP Special Interest Group
Arizona Emergency Nurses AssociationMissouri
Arizona Nurses AssociationMissouri Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice
Arizona Organization of Nurse ExecutivesMissouri Nurses Association
Arizona Public Health AssociationMontana
Black Nurses Association of the Greater Phoenix AreaMontana Nurses Association
Philippine Nurses Association of ArizonaNebraska
School Nurses of Organization of ArizonaNebraska Nurse Practitioners
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (Phoenix Chapter)Nebraska Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Arkansas Chapter)Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Arkansas Nurse Practitioner AssociationNevada Nurses Association
Arkansas Nurses AssociationNew Hampshire
Arkansas School Nurses AssociationNew Hampshire NP Association
Arkansas State Board of NursingNew Hampshire Nurses Association
CaliforniaNew Jersey
Bay Area Nurse Practitioner AssociationNew Jersey State Nurses Association
California Coalition of Nurse PractitionersNew Mexico
Coachella Valley Chapter of Nurse PractitionersNew Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence
Northern California Chapter of GAPNANew Mexico Emergency Nurses Association
Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach CountyNew Mexico Native American Indian Nurses Association
Orange County NAPNAP ChapterNew Mexico NP Counsel
Sacramento Valley Chapter of NAPNAPNew Mexico Nurses Association
San Diego Chapter of NAPNAPNew York
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse PractitionersNew York State Nurses Association
Sarasota County Nurse PractitionersNP Association of New York State
Silicon Valley Chapter for Nurse PractitionersNPA Brooklyn Queens Chapter
ColoradoNPA Manhattan Bronx Chapter
Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAPNAPNurse Practitioners of New York
Colorado Society of Advance Practice NursesThe Nurse Practitioner Association Greater Rochester
Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner’s CoalitionThe Nurse Practitioner Association New York State
Southern Colorado Advanced Practice Nursing AssociationNorth Carolina
ConnecticutMetrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse SocietyNorth Carolina Nurses Association
Connecticut Nurses AssociationNorth Dakota
DelawareNorth Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association
Advanced Practice Nurse Council of the Delaware Nurses AssociationNorth Dakota Nurses Association
Delaware Coalition of Nurse PractitionersOhio
District of ColumbiaOhio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of ColumbiaOhio Chapter of GAPNA
see District of ColumbiaOhio Nurses Association
Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practitioner CouncilAssociation of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners
Florida Association of Neonatal NPsOklahoma Nurses Association
Florida Association of Nurse PractitionersOregon
Florida Chapter of GAPNANurse Practitioners of Oregon
Florida Chapter of NAPNAPOregon Holistic Nurses Association
Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice NursingOregon Nurses Association
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNAOregon Washington Lactation Association
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of NAPNAPPAs and NPs of the Florida Keys
Florida Nurse Practitioner Network – FNPNPolk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Florida Nurses AssociationPennsylvania
Florida Panhandle Nurse Practitioner CoalitionBuxMont Nurse Practitioner Group
Manatee Area Council for Advanced Nursing Practice – MACANPNurse Practitioners of Central Pennsylvania
North Central Florida Advanced Practice NursesPennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioner Council of Collier CountyPennsylvania Nurses Association
Nurse Practitioner Council of Miami-DadePennsylvania-Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc.Redding Area PA & NP Alliance
Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice NursesStudent Nurses Association of Pennsylvania
Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses CouncilRhode Island
Tampa Bay Simulation NetworkAssociation of Nurses in AIDS Care (Rhode Island Chapter)
GeorgiaNurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island
Atlanta Chapter United Advanced Practice Registered NursesRhode Island State Nurses Association
Central Georgia Advanced Practice Registered NursesStudent Nurses’ Association of Rhode Island
Georgia Chapter of GAPNASouth Carolina
Georgia Nurses AssociationSouth Carolina Nurses Coalition
Gwinnett Chapter United Advanced Practice Registered NursesSouth Carolina State House
South Georgia Association of Nurse PractitionersSouth Dakota
United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of GeorgiaNurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota
United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of West GeorgiaSouth Dakota Nurses Association
Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner AssociationTennessee
HawaiiChattanooga Area Nurses in Advanced Practice
Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses AssociationGreater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses
Hawaii Association of Professional NursesMiddle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses
Hawaii Nurses AssociationNortheast Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association
Student Nurses Association (SNA)Tennessee Council of Advanced Practice Nurses
IdahoTennessee Nurses Association
Idaho Nurses AssociationWest Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Alliance
Idaho Nurses AssociationTexas
Nurse Practictioners of IdahoAustin Advanced Practice Nurses
Wake Central Nurse Practitioner CouncilBrazos Valley Nurse Practitioner Association
IllinoisEast Texas Nurse Practitioner Association
Chicago Chapter of NAPNAPGalveston Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses – GCAPN
Illinois Chicago Chapter – National Association of Pediatric Nurse PractitionersHouston Area Chapter of NAPNAP
Illinois Nurses AssociationHouston Area Nurse Practitioners – HANP
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice NursingMetro West North Texas Nurse Practitioners
IndianaNorth Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society
Indiana Chapter of NAPNAPNorth Texas Nurse Practitioners
Intermountain Advanced Practice Nurses AssociationTexas Clinical Nurse Specialists – TxCNS
IowaTexas Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA
Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners IANPTexas Nurse Practitioners
Iowa Society of Nurse PractitionersTexas Nurses Association
Greater Kansas City Chapter of NAPNAPUtah Chapter of NAPNAP
Kansas State Nurses AssociationUtah Nurse Practitioners, Inc
Lake County PA & NP OrganizationUtah Nurses Association
Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse MidwivesVermont Nurse Practitioners Association
Kentucky Nurses AssociationVictoria Area Nurse Practitioners
Louisiana Association of Nurse PractitionersVirginia Council of NPs
Louisiana Center For NurisngVirginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Louisiana Nursing Home AssociationWashington
Louisiana State Nurses AssociationARNPs United of Washington State
MaineMidwives of Washington
American Nurses Association – MaineMount Baker Nurse Practitioners Association
Maine NP AssociationPuget Sound Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society
Maine SGNAPuget Sound NP Association
Maine Society of PeriAnesthesia NursesWA State NP Group
Maine State Nurses Association – National Nurses UnitedWashington State Nurses Association
OMNE: Nursing Leaders of MaineWashington DC
Marylandsee District of Columbia
Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice CliniciansWest Virginia
Maryland Nurses AssociationWest Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Nurse Practitioner Association of MarylandWest Virginia Nurses Association
The NP Association of MarylandWisconsin
MassachusettsMetro Milwaukee Nurse Practitioners
Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse PractitionersWisconsin Nurses Association
Massachusetts Nurses AssociationWyoming
MichiganWyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nursing
Great Lakes Chapter of GAPNAWyoming Nurses Association
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Michigan Nurses Association

International Nurse Organizations

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing SchoolsInternational Lactation Consultant Association
ICN – International Council of NursesInternational Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing
International Association for Human CaringInternational Nurses Society on Addictions
International Association of Forensic NursesInternational Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses
International Association of Nurse AnesthetistsInternational Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
International Childbirth Education AssociationInternational Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing NetworkInternational Society of Nurses in Genetics
International Lactation Consultant AssociationLa Leche League International

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