The OSNA is an official state chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). We are proud to be involved at the national level, with Oregon authored resolutions proposed at the annual House of Delegates, winning numerous NSNA awards, and Oregon nursing students holding national positions on the NSNA Board of Directors and national committees.
The Oregon Student Nurses’ Association is proud to work with the Oregon Nurses’ Association to help develop a strong relationship between current and future generations of nursing professionals.
Read a 2010 letter to the OSNA members from the former ONA President, Bruce Humphreys here.
_ The Oregon Center for Nursing promotes a
robust workforce of well-prepared nursing professionals who are
dedicated to providing care and leading change to meet the health needs
of our communities by:
Educating nurses from all settings to embrace leadership opportunities,
Developing certainty through research,
Advocating for effective outcomes, and
Stimulating collaborative innovation.
The American Nurses' Association (ANA) is one of the professional organizations of nursing at the national level. Both the NSNA and the ONA work closely with the ANA to effectively represent nurses throughout the United States.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is one of the accrediting and lobbying bodies of Baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. Join their grassroots network to stay aware of current national legislative issues affecting nursing education and funding.
The National League for Nursing (NLN) is one of the professional organizations of nursing at the national level. Both the NSNA and the ONA work closely with the NLN to effectively represent nurses throughout the United States
Professional Organization List
Joining a professional organization can help expand your network and your knowledge. Many groups offer discounted membership rates for students, making them very affordable. Expand your resume by showing prospective employers your dedication and understanding of the field. This list is by no means comprehensive, but is intended to give you ideas regarding the opportunities present in the nursing world. For an extensive list of nursing organizations, please visit http://www.nurse.org/orgs.shtml.
www.amsn.org Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Access to journals, newsletters and online library Scholarship opportunities Gain leadership skills by serving on a national committee or task force Networking
www.aanp.org American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Education and career essentials Advocacy Free subscriptions and tools Scholarship and grant opportunities
www.aamn.org American Assembly for Men in Nursing Access to awards, scholarships Mentorship program May serve on chapter committees, hold chapter office, vote at chapter meetings if permitted by Chapter Bylaws, and may serve on national committees
www.aacn.org American Association of Critical Care Nurses Provide knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients Stay up-to-date on issues important to the critical care world E-learning programs as well and unlimited CE credits Connect with other nurses
www.midwife.org American College of Nurse Midwives Opportunities for continuing education Greater professional recognition and identity Access to publications that inform and educate Involvement in government affairs
www.ahna.org American Holistic Nurses Association Provides education to nurses and other healthcare professionals in all aspects of holistic caring and healing Journal subscriptions and educational discounts Scholarship opportunities Boost your career and your profession
www.nursingworld.org American Nurses Association Electronic version of official ANA journal Access to NurseSpace, ANA’s online social networking Discount opportunities Welcome to nursing profession booklet
www.apna.org American Psychiatric Nurses Association Largest professional organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing Wellness promotion and prevention of mental health problems Continuing education and professional growth Networking and information access Discounts on full-text articles, convention costs, and more
www.aorn.org Association of perOperative Nurses Scholarship opportunities Access to online nurse consultation program AORN journal subscription Participate in health policy development
www.awhonn.org Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Opportunities to connect and network Access to journals, publications, and research Consulting and staff development resource Participate in health policy and legislation Community Nursing Network
www.communitynursingnetwork.org Community Nursing Network Part of a team that establishes standards, effects policy, and provides networking opportunities Access to community forums focused on current patient issues
www.ena.org Emergency Nurses Association Learn how to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice Access to courses and continued education Free subscriptions to various publications Discounts on clothing/tools to perform job Professional resources
www.hpna.org Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Leads the way to promote excellence in the provision of palliative nursing Leadership development Education Support of research in the palliative nursing field
www.n-aana.org National American Arab Nurses Association Scholarship opportunities Continuing education events and seminars Discounted rates to attend CE, seminars, conferences and conventions Networking with other healthcare professionals Access to job postings
www.nbna.org National Black Nurses Association Free subscriptions to nursing journals Scholarship opportunities Networking with African American nurses around the country Leadership opportunities through committees and task forces
www.ncsbn.org National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX information Nursing policy & legislative efforts Nursing education, licensure and practice Research opportunities
www.ngna.org National Gerentological Nurses Association Access to podcasts regarding older adult issues Educational opportunities Networking with peers Access to journals, newsletters and other subscriptions Discounts on the three gerontological nursing certification exams
www.nsna.org National Student Nurses' Association Nursing apparel discountsNursing journal subscription discounts Publication Discounts Professional Liability Insurance Scholarship opportunities
www.oregon-crna.org ORANA Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthestists Educational testing discounts Networking opportunities with other healthcare professionals Access to news articles and newsletters Leadership opportunities
www.oregoncenterfornursing.org Oregon Center For Nursing Oregon Nursecast, OCN’s educational offerings Cultural competence digests Quarterly newsletter
www.ohcfonline.org Oregon Health Care Foundation Educational opportunities for current/future employees working in long term care Programs that enrich the lives of older adults Scholarship opportunities
www.oregonrn.org Oregon Nurses Association Dues reduction for new graduates Receive monthly publication: Oregon Nurse Scholarship opportunities Leadership and training opportunities
www.ons.org Oncology Nurses Society Discover what oncology nursing has to offer Valuable resources to start your nursing career Develop strong relationships with others in the profession
www.oregonpublichealth.org Oregon Public Health Association Provides learning opportunities for public health professionals Advocates for policies that protect and promote the health of all Oregonians Public health leadership and learning opportunities Networking and building partnership opportunities
www.oregonsna.org Oregon Student Nurses Association Help student nurses prepare for professional careers Discounts on national dues, nursing journal subscriptions, nursing apparel, and NCLEX study materials Complimentary student membership to the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) Connect with other nursing professionals and develop your leadership skills
www.nursingsociety.org Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing Continuing nursing education courses Member publications Discounts on products and services Obtain career assistance through online professional resources Connect with other members through local chapter, volunteering, or attending events
www.winursing.org Western Institute of Nursing Become part of a diverse community of nurses with a shared commitment to advance nursing science, education, and practice to improve health outcomes Subscription to publications Discounts on conference registration fees Opportunities to network with educators, clinicians, researchers, and students