Professional Organizations — Networking and Connecting With Colleagues

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
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. Member of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative.

Journals: American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), Critical Care Nurse, AACN Advanced Critical Care

AACN Certification Organization
The AACN Certification Corporation, a separately incorporated company, develops and administers the CCRN, PCCN, CCNS and ACNPC specialty exams, and the CMC and CSC subspecialty exams. In collaboration with AONE Credentialing Center we also offer the CNML exam. The primary purpose of the AACN Certification Corporation is to promote and enhance consumer health and safety by establishing and maintaining high standards of professional practice excellence through certifying and recertifying nurses in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
AANP formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties. As the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, AANP represents the interests of the more than 125,000 NPs currently practicing in the U.S. and continually advocates at local, state and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective and personalized healthcare. AANP and AACN are organizational affiliates.

Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), located in Washington, D.C., is a national, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure a solid policy and regulatory foundation that enables Nurse Practitioners to continue providing accessible, high-quality healthcare to the nation. ACNP’s unique membership structure consisting of both individual nurse practitioners as well as national and state NP organizations unites the diverse practice specialties of NPs. ACNP and AACN are organizational affiliates.

Journal: Journal of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
Member of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative

Journal: CHEST

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
AORN is a professional association that empowers the OR nurse with education, standards of practice and peer networking.

Journal: AORN Journal

American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Member of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative

Journal – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Member of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative

Journal – Critical Care Medicine

SCCM Pediatrics
Provides peer-reviewed journal that focuses exclusively on pediatric critical care and critical care neonatology

Journal – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

 

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