Online Nursing Resources

Clinical Nurse Specialists

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health field.

Journal of Clinical Nursing
The Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) is an international peer reviewed journal that promotes the development and exchange of knowledge related to the clinical nursing practice.

Case Study Center
These clinical nursing specialist case studies cover a variety of topics related to healthcare organization, nurse, and patient-focused implications.


Forensic Nursing

American Academy of Forensic Science
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system.

International Association of Forensic Nurses
The mission of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.

American College of Emergency Physicians Forensic Medicine
This Section of Forensic Medicine was developed in order to allow for those with interests in forensic medicine to connect with other national professional forensic organizations for research and best practices


Home Health Nursing

Home Healthcare Nurses Association
The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is a national nursing organization of professionals involved in home health care and hospice nursing practice, education, administration and research.

National Association for Homecare and Hospice
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation’s largest association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

Center to Champion Nursing in America
The Center is a national organization working to increase the nation’s capacity to educate and retain nurses who are prepared and empowered to positively impact health care access, quality, and costs.


Legal Nurse Consultant

American College of Legal Nurse Consulting
This resource provides information on becoming a certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement and growth of registered nurses practicing in the specialty area of legal nurse consulting.

National Alliance for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
The National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) is the largest association of legal nurse consultants in the United States.


Geriatric Nursing

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is an association working in together in order to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals who seek to improve  the quality of life of older adults and their families.

Geriatric Nursing
Geriatric Nursing is a comprehensive source for clinical information and management advice relating to the care of older adults.

Geriatric Pain Website
The Geriatric Pain web site was created to provide nurses who work in long-term care environments with access to best-practice pain assessment tools and resources to help manage pain in older adults.

Geriatric National Education Consortium
As a result of this initiative, faculty at a majority of the baccalaureate schools of nursing across the country have been educated in the fundamentals of geriatric nursing and the use of geriatric curriculum resources

National Gerontological Nursing Association
The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to the clinical care of a diverse population of elderly adults.


Case Management

American Case Management Association
This Association provides professional development, mentoring, and other resources for those professional working in Case Management.

Case Management Society of America
The Case Management Society of America is a membership association providing professional development and collaboration in order to advocate for patients’ wellbeing and improved health outcomes.

Case Management Certification
This website provides information on the education necessary to become certified as a case manager.


Medical Records

International and American Association of the Legal Nurse Industry
The International & American Association of the Legal Nurse Industryis the online community for Legal Nurses and medical-legal related professionals.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics offers information on the functions, roles, and purposes of Medical Records Technicians.


Life Care Planning

American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
This organization works together in order to promote education, development, research, and standards as they relate to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning.

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
This organization’s mission is to promote and advance professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness.

Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Certification Board
This Certification Board directs the certification program for nurse life care planners and promotes the specialty of the nurse life care planners’ professional practice and role.

Life Care Planning Slideshow
This resource offers a slideshow explaining the role of nurses in life care planning.


Surgical Nursing

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is a national professional nursing specialty organization dedicated to adult health/medical-surgical nurses.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
ORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources.

American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
This organization is dedicated to promoting safety, care, and excellence in the practice of Pediatric Surgical Nursing.

American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
The mission of American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN) is to employ education and research to promote practice excellence, nursing leadership, optimal patient safety, and outcomes by using evidence-based practice as a foundation of care.

Mapping the Literature of Medical Surgical Nursing
This publication from the Journal of the Medical Library Association offers information on the research and practice of Medical Surgical Nursing.


Nursing Informatics

American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is an organization promoting networking, education and communication to advance the practice of nursing informatics.

American Medical Informatics Association
This Association is the professional home of leading informaticians including clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology.

Alliance for Nursing Informatics
This organization is devoted to advancing nursing informatics leadership, practice, education, policy and research through a unified voice of nursing informatics organizations.

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is an international, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings.

Nursing Informatics Resources
This website provides a variety of resources on nursing informatics, including history, interviews, and a series of pioneers in the field.

NI Resource at Duke University
This resource offers an extensive collection of sites categorized to provide information on nursing informatics practice.

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
This resource presents information on communications in nursing and other medical fields.