AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing our members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 39,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) nationwide. The AANA promulgates education, and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.
Represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses.
Organization for LPNs, vocational nurses and nursing students, fostering competence through continuing education and professionalism. Information on scholarships, links to state affiliates and online discussion forum are all available here.
NCSBN is the developer of the NCLEX examination. Their site includes educational issues, multistate regulation information, licensure requirements and maintenance, and a database on acts and regulations.
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is the national association of nonprofit Visiting Nurse Agencies (VNAs) and home healthcare and hospice providers who care for and treat approximately 4 million patients annually.
The Code of Ethics for Nurses was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. Free PDF version available for download.
Database contains photos, images and video. Includes electron micrographic imagery and images associated with influenza, bioterrorism, natural disasters and environmental health. Most of these images are in the public domain (and free of copyright restrictions.)
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.
It is extremely important to evaluate your sources - especially when it comes to websites! Anyone can publish anything from the Internet. Below are some questions you will want to ask yourself as you evalute your web sources:
Authority - Can the author(s) be identified? Any biographical or contact information? Who is the sponsor or publisher of the website?
Currency - When was the site created? When was the site last updated? If links are provided, do they still work?
Content - What is the purpose of the site? Are sources cited?