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American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

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Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an organization of more than 4,000 members worldwide, is committed to working for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing. AANN accomplishes this through continuing education, information dissemination, standard setting, and advocacy on behalf of neuroscience patients, families, and nurses.

AANN's membership represents nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience patient care such as multispecialty and neuroscience intensive care units, general neuroscience units, combination units (neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurogerontology), rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units, pediatric units, emergency and trauma departments, and surgery. Members work in clinical, research, administrative, and educational settings. By providing opportunities to share experience and information across this broad spectrum, AANN stimulates growth and improves the quality of neuroscience nursing care in all related fields. AANN develops and supports nurses in providing excellence in care and promotes the neuroscience nursing specialty. As the leading authority in neuroscience nursing, AANN inspires passion in nurses and creates the future for the specialty.

The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), the official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, contains original articles on advances in neurosurgical and neurological techniques as they affect nursing care, theory and research, as well as commentary on the roles of the neuroscience nurse in the health care team. The journal provides information to nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience patient care such as multi-specialty and neuroscience intensive care units, general neuroscience units, combination units (neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurogerontology), rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units, pediatric units, emergency and trauma departments, and surgery. The information is applicable to professionals working in clinical, research, administrative, and educational settings. 



American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses

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Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1975, the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN) has a growing membership of more than 1,700 plastic and reconstructive surgical nurses. ASPSN serves its members through a national structure of four regions and a network of local chapters in the United States and Canada. Plastic surgical nursing is a diverse multidisciplinary field that encompasses various practice settings and educational backgrounds including pediatric reconstruction, skin care, aesthetics, burns, adult reconstruction, craniofacial, operating room, post anesthesia care, office settings, management, nurse injectors, independent practitioners, advanced practice nursing, nurse educators, physician assistants, surgical technicians, licensed practical nurses, and industry.

The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Plastic Surgical Nursing (PSN) is the professional, peer-reviewed journal for nurses in plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice. Written by and for plastic surgical nurses, the journal features clinical articles covering a wide variety of surgical procedures.



Brain Injury Association of American

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The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research. With a nationwide network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups, we provide help, hope and healing for individuals who live with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation is the official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed journal that provides information on clinical management and rehabilitation of persons with head injuries for the practicing professional. 



Case Managment Society of America

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Founded in 1990, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) has grown to be the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. It is based in Little Rock, AR, and serves more than 11,000 members, 20,000 subscribers, and 70 chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards to advance the profession.

Its leadership programs, educational forums, and breadth of tools and resources enable case management professionals to ensure more positive outcomes for individual patients' healthcare needs. Case management professionals help patients get healthier, faster; and help curtail the exorbitant costs that too often afflict the nation's health care system. To further the professional knowledge and career opportunities of its members, CMSA also offers a number of education programs.

The official journal of CMSA, Professional Case Management: The Leader in Evidence-Based Practice is a peer-reviewed, contemporary journal that crosses all case management settings. The journal features best practices and industry benchmarks for the professional case manager and also features hands-on information for case managers new to the specialty. Articles focus on the coordination of services, management of payer issues, population- and disease-specific aspects of patient care, efficient use of resources, improving the quality of care/patient safety, data and outcomes analysis, and patient advocacy. The journal provides practical, hands-on information for day-to-day activities, as well as cutting-edge research. 




Dermatology Nurses' Association

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The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care.  With membership, you receive the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (JDNA), the official journal of the DNA. 

JDNA is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, clinical articles, review articles, and education features along with professional information for all members of the association.  The journal contains in-depth coverage of the issues affecting dermatology nursing today and addresses the needs of dermatology professionals.  Each issue offers CE activities.  



Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

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HPNA has become the nationally recognized organization providing resources and support for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants who care for people with life-limiting and terminal illness.

Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (JHPN) is the professional, peer-reviewed journal for nurses in hospice and palliative care settings. Focusing on the clinical, educational and research aspects of care, JHPN offers current and reliable information on end-of-life nursing. Feature articles in areas such as symptom management, ethics, and futility of care address holistic care across the continuum. 



Infusion Nurses Society

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The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is committed to bringing innovative new resources and opportunities to a wide range of healthcare professionals who are involved with the specialty practice of infusion therapy. In this new world of rapid technological advances and dramatic shifts in healthcare delivery, INS is setting the standard for dedicated clinicians who seek to provide excellent infusion care across all practice settings. We invite you to be part of the community that sets the standard for infusion nursing.

The official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society, the Journal of Infusion Nursing is the only journal focusing exclusively on the practice of infusion therapy. Original articles provide the latest information on upgrading and implementing nursing skills and utilizing the latest equipment and techniques. Practical solutions, protocols and problem-solving in areas of med-surg, critical care, oncology nursing and homecare are presented in a readable format to help intravenous nurses meet the increasing demands of their profession. This journal benefits all nurses involved in the delivery of infusion therapy. 




The Joanna Briggs Institute

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The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an International not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organization based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 50 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. JBI provides health care providers with the best available evidence to inform their clinical decision-making at the point of care. The official journal of the Joanna Briggs Institute is PACEsetterS which is published by Lippincott Williams & Williams.




National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

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NACNS exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.

Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice addresses the practice of clinical nurse specialists in diagnosis and treatment to prevent, remediate, or alleviate illness/suffering and promote health within defined populations -- regardless of specialty. From shaping the role of the clinical nurse specialist to examining new methods of cost-effectiveness, Clinical Nurse Specialist™ spans the field with original articles of the highest caliber. 



National Association of Neonatal Nurses

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The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) was formed in 1984 with the purpose of addressing the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing, while giving all neonatal nurses national representation.

As the official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Advances in Neonatal Care is uniquely dedicated to advancing the art and science of neonatal intensive care through the publication of scientifically sound and clinically relevant articles with a much-needed interdisciplinary focus.



National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

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The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that exists to enhance the lives and careers of Orthopaedic Nurses. Formed in 1980, NAON was designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests. NAON Membership consists of more than 6,000 RNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses, and associate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare.

Orthopaedic Nursing, the official journal of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), is an international journal providing continuing education for orthopaedic nurses. It focuses on a wide variety of clinical settings--hospital unit, physician's office, ambulatory care centers, emergency room, operating room, rehabilitation facility, community service programs, the client's home, and others. Each issue provides departmental sections on current events, organizational activities, research, product and drug information, and literature findings. Articles focus on professional development as well as clinical, administrative, academic, and research areas of the orthopaedic specialty. Features include Patient Education; Research and Clinical Practice; NAON News; Professional Opportunities; Continuing Education; Radiology Review; Ethics; and Pharmacology. 



Nurses Christian Fellowship

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Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), a division of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA since 1948, encourages students, faculty and nurses to explore and connect Christian faith and nursing, and provides resources that help nurses practice from a Christian perspective. NCF offers support, networking opportunities, professional continuing education, and publications including the Journal of Christian Nursing. Member benefits include the journal and discounts on a variety of continuing education opportunities.

Journal of Christian Nursing is a peer-reviewed, quarterly, professional journal helping nurses integrate issues of faith with nursing practice and sustain excellence in nursing care since 1984. Our mission is to help nurses and nursing students practice from a biblically-based, Christian perspective.

JCN offers relevant peer-reviewed clinical and professional information, including original research, on: current issues and trends, spirituality and spiritual care, ethics, values, healing and wholeness, faith community nursing, healthcare missions, nursing education, personal growth and self-care, health care for the poor and disenfranchised, and nursing care experiences which promote excellence and encourage nurses.  Continuing education contact hours in each issue.



Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association

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PCNA is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. This is accomplished through the integration of public and professional education and advocacy, which includes:

  • Publishing a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed, indexed journal (Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
  • Hosting an active website with over 30 online CE programs
  • Distributing a monthly e-newsletter with late breaking news
  • Holding regional and national meetings throughout the year
  • Conducting research and publishing articles in relevant journals
  • Speaking at national and international cardiology conferences
  • Developing printed and downloadable clinical tools and patient-education materials
  • Collaborating with industry partners and other healthcare organizations on educational and advocacy initiatives

Official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing is one of the leading journals for advanced practice nurses in cardiovascular care, providing thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use. 




Section on Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association

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The Section on Geriatrics supports those therapists, assistants, and students that work with an aging population in roles of advocacy, direct patient care, consultation, supervision, and education. The Section on Geriatrics was formed in 1978 to address the needs of the physical therapy practitioner working with the aging client.

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy is the leading source of clinically applicable evidence for achieving optimal health, wellness, mobility, and physical function across the continuum of health status for the aging adult. 



Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association

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The Section on Women's Health promotes and expands physical therapy's role in the field of women's health and wellness across the life span. It allows physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students sharing a common interest in the problems and concerns of women to meet, confer, and promote these interests. Among other services, the Section develops educational resources, and practice and education standards for addressing women's health issues. The section also provides training and fosters research.

Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT) is the official publication of the Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association. JWHPT is a peer reviewed publication focused on the clinical interests of physical therapists practicing in women’s health as well as those of other health care providers who interface with physical therapists in the health care of women. 



Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

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The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is a professional organization of nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, and by promoting the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support.

The official journal of SGNA, Gastroenterology Nursing delivers the information nurses need to stay ahead in this specialty. The journal keeps gastroenterology nurses and associates informed of the latest developments in techniques, equipment, diagnostics, and therapy. The only professional nursing journal covering this area, Gastroenterology Nursing is an invaluable resource for current SGNA guidelines, new GI procedures, pharmacology, career development, and certification review. Its lively editorial style and illustrations make the journal a pleasure to read and consult.



Society of Trauma Nurses

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The Society of Trauma Nurses is a membership-based, non-profit organization whose members represent trauma nurses from around the world. Members are nurses involved in trauma care in clinical, administrative, research and educational roles.

The Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN) is the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Published quarterly, JTN provides original, peer-reviewed articles and information that reflect the practice of trauma nursing in the areas of clinical practice, education, health policy and administration and research.



Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

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Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,500 members who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence.

The WOCN Society offers comprehensive benefits to any and all healthcare professionals who are involved in providing wound, ostomy and continence patient care. When you join, you will have access to skills and resources that will help you advance your practice, deliver excellent patient care and reach your personal and professional goals.

JWOCN: Official Journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society covers the entire scope of WOC nursing practice. Journal of WOCN is an authoritative resource devoted to the nursing care and management of patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, vascular ulcers, and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles examine these topics in hospital, home, and long-term care settings. 



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