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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue - p 29–31
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000343107.48717.ee
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Academy of Medical– Surgical Nurses

East Holly Ave., Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

(866) 877-2676

Fax: (856) 589-7463

amsn@ajj.com

www.medsurgnurse.org

The Academy of Neonatal Nursing

2220 Northpoint Parkway

Santa Rosa, CA 95407-7398

(707) 568-2168

Fax: (707) 569-0786

memberinfo@academyonline.org

www.academyonline.org

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association

7995 East Prentice Ave., Suite 100

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

(800) 897-6362

Fax: (303) 770-1614

astna@gwami.com

www.astna.org

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

East Holly Ave., Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

(800) AMB-NURS (262-6877)

Fax: (856) 589-7463

aaacn@ajj.com

http://aaacn.org

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

P.O. Box 12846

Austin, TX 78711

(512) 442-4262

Fax: (512) 442-6469

admin@aanp.org

www.aanp.org

American Academy of Nursing

888 17th St., NW

Suite 800

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 777-1170

Fax: (202) 777-0107

info@aannet.org

www.aannet.org

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

P.O. Box 130220

Birmingham, AL 35213

(205) 956-0146

Fax: (205) 956-0149; Attn.: Byron McCain

aamn@aamn.org

www.aamn.org

American Assisted Living Nurses Association

P.O. Box 10469

Napa, CA 94581

(707) 253-7299

Fax: (707) 253-8228

www.alnursing.org

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 463-6930

Fax: (202) 785-8320

www.aacn.nche.edu

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

101 Columbia

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

(800) 899-AACN (-2226); (949) 362-2000

Fax: (949) 362-2020

info@aacn.org, certcorp@aacn.org

www.aacn.org

American Association of Diabetes Educators

200 W. Madison St.

Suite 800

Chicago, IL 60606

(800) 338-3633

aade@aadenet.org

www.diabeteseducator.org

American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc.

10200 W. 44th Ave., Suite 304

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

(303) 422-2685

Fax: (303) 422-8894

aahn@aahn.org

www.aahn.org

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

(888) 452-2436

Fax: (856) 439-0525; Attn.: Heather Petet, executive director

information@aahfn.org

www.aahfn.org

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

401 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

(877) 402-2562

Fax: (312) 673-6655

info@aalnc.org

www.aalnc.org

American Association of Managed Care Nurses

4435 Waterfront Dr., Suite 101

Glen Allen, VA 23060

(804) 747-9698

Fax: (804) 747-5316

www.aamcn.org

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025

(888) 557-2266; (847) 375-4733

Fax: (847) 375-6430

info@aann.org

www.aann.org

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

222 S. Prospect Ave.

Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001

(847) 692-7050

Fax: (847) 692-6968

info@aana.com

www.aana.com

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators

400 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 600

Denver, CO 80246 (800) 768-1880

Fax: (303) 758-3588

info@aanac.org

www.aanac.org

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Inc.

Executive Office

P.O. Box 515

Columbus, OH 43216-0515

(877) 538-2262

Fax: (614) 221-2335

taana@taana.org

www.taana.org

American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners

3267 East 3300 South #309 Salt Lake City, UT 84109

(888) 575-4047; (801) 274-1184

Fax: (801) 274-1535

www.aanlcp.org

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

2920 Brandywine Rd., Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30341

(770) 455-7757

Fax: (770) 455-7271

aaohn@aaohn.org

www.aaohn.org

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025-1485

(888) 557-2266; (847) 375-4733

Fax: (877) 734-8677

info@cnrn.org

www.aann.org/credential

American College of Nurse–Midwives

8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(240) 485-1800

Fax: (240) 485-1818

www.midwife.org

American College of Nurse Practitioners

1501 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 509

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 740-2529

Fax: (703) 740-2533

acnp@acnpweb.org

www.acnpweb.org

American Forensic Nurses

255 North El Cielo Rd., Suite 195

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 322-9925

Fax: (760) 322-9914

info@amrn.com

www.amrn.com

American Holistic Nurses Association

323 N. San Francisco St., Suite 201

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(800) 278-AHNA (-2462)

Fax: (928) 526-2752

info@ahna.org

www.ahna.org

American Medical Informatics Association

4915 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 401

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 657-1291

Fax: (301) 657-1296

mail@amia.org

www.amia.org

American Nursing Informatics Association

1908 S El Camino Real, Suite H

San Clemente, CA 92672

mbrs@ania.org

www.ania.org

American Nephrology Nurses' Association

East Holly Ave., Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

(888) 600-ANNA (-2662); (856) 256-2320

Fax: (856) 589-7463

anna@ajj.com

www.annanurse.org

American Nurses Foundation

8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400 West

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 628-5227

anf@ana.org

www.anfonline.org

American Organization of Nurse Executives

Liberty Place

325 Seventh St., NW

Washington, DC 20004

(202) 626-2240

Fax: (202) 638-5499

aone@aha.org

www.aone.org

AONE Chicago Office (operations & membership)

One North Franklin St., 32nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 422-2800

Fax: (312) 422-4503

American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association

P.O. Box 1605 Lansdale, PA 19446

(614) 722-3926

webadmin@apsna.org

www.apsna.org

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 530

Arlington, VA 22209

(866) 243-2443

Fax: (703) 243-3390

inform@apna.org

www.apna.org

American Public Health Association

800 I St., NW

Washington, DC 20001-3710

(202) 777-APHA (-2742)

Fax: (202) 777-2534

comments@apha.org

www.apha.org

American Radiological Nurses Association

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514

(866) 486-2762; (850) 474-7292

Fax: (850) 484-8762

ARNA@dancyamc.com

www.arna.net

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

P.O. Box 193030

San Francisco, CA 94119-3030

(415) 561-8513

Fax: (415) 561-8531

asorn@aao.org

www.asorn.org

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

P.O. Box 15473 Lenexa, KS 66285-5473

(888) 34ASPMN; (913) 895-4606 Fax: (913) 895-4652 aspmn@goamp.com

www.aspmn.org

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

8630 Fenton St., Suite 412

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(800) 727-4567; (301) 587-6315

Fax: (301) 587-2365

aspen@nutr.org

www.nutritioncare.org

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

10 Melrose Ave., Suite 110

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-3696

(877) 737-9696; (856) 616-9600

Fax: (856) 616-9601

aspan@aspan.org

www.aspan.org

American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses

7794 Grow Drive Pensacola, FL 32514

(800) 272-0136; (850) 473-2443

Fax: (850) 484-8762

aspsn@dancyamc.com

www.aspsn.org

Association of Camp Nurses

8630 Thorsonveien, NE

Bemidji, MN 56601

(218) 586-2633

acn@campnurse.org

www.campnurse.org

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

(303) 422-0769

Fax: (303) 422-8894

achne@resourcenter.com

www.achne.org

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

3538 Ridgewood Rd.

Akron, OH 44333

(800) 260-6780; (330) 670-0101

Fax: (330) 670-0109

anac@anacnet.org

www.anacnet.org

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025-1485

(847) 375-4724

Fax: (877) 375-6475

info@aphon.org

www.aphon.org

Association of Operating Room Nurses (same as Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, see below)

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

2170 S. Parker Rd., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80231

(800) 755-2676; (303) 755-6304

Fax: (303) 750-3212

custsvc@aorn.org

www.aorn.org

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

1275 K St., NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005-4006

(202) 789-1890

Fax: (202) 789-1899

APICinfo@apic.org

www.apic.org

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025

(800) 229-7530; (847) 375-4710

Fax: (847) 375-6481

info@rehabnurse.org

www.rehabnurse.org

Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing

2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450

Arlington, VA 22202

askastdn@astdn.org

www.astdn.org

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

2000 L St., NW, Suite 740

Washington, DC 20036

(800) 673-8499; (202) 261-2400

(800) 245-0231 (Canada)

Fax: (202) 728-0575

www.awhonn.org

Baromedical Nurses Association

P.O. Box 531190

San Diego, CA 92153

(303) 918-9686

Fax: (619) 651-7543

www.hyperbaricnurses.org

Caribbean Nurses Organization

Antigua & Barbuda Nurses Association Headquarters

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. Johns, Antigua, W. I.

Dr. Marion Howard, President

2B Kennedy Close, Green Hill

St. Michael, Barbados (246) 424-0819 Fax: (246) 436-6279

mefolh@sunbeach.net

http://caribbeanurses.org

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

3600 Market St., Suite 400

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651

(215) 222-8454

www.cgfns.org

Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

American Heart Association National Center

7272 Greenville Ave.

Dallas, TX 75231

(800) 242-8721

www.americanheart.org

Dermatology Nurses' Association

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

(800) 454-4362

DNA@dnanurse.org

www.dnanurse.org

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

P.O. Box 536489

Orlando, FL 32853-6489

(800) 888-6733; (407) 835-0642

Fax: (407) 426-7440

www.ddna.org

Emergency Nurses Association

915 Lee St.

Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569

(800) 900-9659

(800) 243-8362 (membership)

enainfo@ena.org

www.ena.org

Endocrine Nurses Society

P.O. Box 211068 Milwaukee, WI 53221 Phone and Fax: (414) 421-3679

ens@endo-nurses.org

www.endo-nurses.org

Family Medicine Residency Nurses Association

11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 66211-2672

krose@mc.utmck.edu

www.fmrna.com

Home Healthcare Nurses Association

228 7th St., SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 546-4754

hhna_info@nahc.org

www.hhna.org

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

One Penn Center West, Suite 229

Pittsburgh, PA 15276-0100

(412) 787-9301

Fax: (412) 787-9305

hpna@hpna.org

www.hpna.org

Infusion Nurses Society

315 Norwood Park South

Norwood, MA 02062

(781) 440-9408

Fax: (781) 440-9409

www.ins1.org

International Association of Forensic Nurses

1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 208

Arnold, MD 21012-2323 (410) 626-7805 Fax: (410) 626-7804 info@iafn.org

www.iafn.org

International Council of Nurses

3, Place Jean Marteau 1201 – Geneva, Switzerland +41-22-908-01-00 Fax: +41-22-908-01-01 icn@icn.chwww.icn.ch

International Nurses Society on Addictions

P.O. Box 163635

Columbus, OH 43216

(614) 221-9989 Fax: (614) 221-2335 intnsa@intnsa.org

www.intnsa.org

International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses

P.O. Box 450

Teaneck, NJ 07666

or

359 Main Street, Suite A

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(201) 487-1050

Fax: (201) 678-2291

info@iomsn.org

www.iomsn.org

International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

375 West 5th Avenue, Suite 201

Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1J6

Canada

(604) 630-5516

Fax: (604) 874-4378

info@isncc.org

www.isncc.org

International Society of Nurses in Genetics

461 Cochran Road, Box 246 Pittsburgh, PA 15228

(412) 344-1414 Fax: (412) 344-0599 isongHQ@msn.com

www.isong.org

International Society of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurses

2810 Crossroads Dr., Suite 3800

Madison, WI 53718

(866) 330-7227; (608) 443-2463

Fax: (608) 443-2474 or -2478

info@ispn-psych.org

www.ispn-psych.org

National Association of Bariatric Nurses

East Carolina University College of Nursing 2111 Health Sciences Building Greenville, NC 27858

(252) 744-6379

nabn@bariatricnurses.org

www.bariatricnurses.org

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

2090 Linglestown Rd., Suite 107

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 234-6799

Fax: (717) 234-6798

nacnsorg@nacns.org

www.nacns.org

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care

Reed Hartman Tower

11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 210

Cincinnati, OH 45241

(800) 222-0539; (513) 791-3679

Fax: (513) 791-3699

info@nadona.org

www.nadona.org

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

1501 16th St., NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 387-2477

Fax: (202) 483-7183

info@thehispanicnurses.org

www.thehispanicnurses.org

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

228 Seventh St., SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 547-7424

Fax: (202) 547-3540

membership@nahc.org

www.nahc.org

National Association of Independent Nurses

1125 E. Broadway Road, Suite #116 Tempe, AZ 85282

(800) 338-5105

nurse@Independentrn.com

www.independentrn.com

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025-1485

(800) 451-3795; (847) 375-3660

Fax: (888) 477-6266

info@nann.org

www.nann.org

National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists

28 Lowry Drive

P.O. Box 232

West Milton, OH 45383

(800) 262-4017

nanmtadmin@nanmt.org, infor@nanmt.com

www.nanmt.org

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

505 C St., NE

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 543-9693

info@npwh.org

www.npwh.org

National Association of Occupational Health Professionals

1525 State St., Suite 204

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(800) 666-7926

Fax: (805) 965-4853

info@naohp.com

www.naohp.com

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

401 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2200

Chicago, IL 60611

(800) 289-NAON (-6266)

Fax: (312) 527-6658

naon@smithbucklin.com

www.orthonurse.org

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

20 Brace Rd., Suite 200

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-2634

(877) 662-7627 (members only); (856) 857-9700

Fax: (856) 857-1600

info@napnap.org

www.napnap.org

National Association of School Nurses

Eastern Office:

P.O. Box 1300

Scarborough, ME 04070-1300

(877) 627-6476; (207) 883-2117

Fax: (207) 883-2683

Western Office:

Amy Garcia, Executive Director

8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(866) 627-6767; (240) 821-1130

Fax: (301) 585-1791

nasn@nasn.org

www.nasn.org

National Association of State School Nurse Consultants

P.O. Box 708

Kent, OH 44240

www.nassnc.org

National Black Nurses Association

8630 Fenton St., Suite 330

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803

(800) 575-6298; (301) 589-3200

Fax: (301) 589-3223

NBNA@erols.com

www.nbna.org

National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners

7794 Grow Drive

Pensacola, FL 32514

(866) 355-1392

Fax: (850) 484-8762

ncgnp@dancyamc.com

www.ncgnp.org

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2900

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 525-3600

Fax: (312) 279-1032

info@ncsbn.org

www.ncsbn.org

National Gerontological Nursing Association

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514

(800) 723-0560; (850) 473-1174

Fax: (850) 484-8762

ngna@dancyamc.com

www.ngna.org

National League for Nursing

61 Broadway, 33rd Floor

New York, NY 10006

(800) 669-1656; (212) 363-5555

Fax: (212) 812-0391

generalinfo@nln.org

www.nln.org

National Nurses in Business Association

P.O. Box 561081

Rockledge, FL 32956-1081

(877) 353-8888; (321) 633-4610

bemis@nnba.net

www.nnba.net

National Nursing Staff Development Organization

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514-7072

(800) 489-1995; (850) 474-0995

Fax: (850) 484-8762

nnsdo@dancyamc.com

www.nnsdo.org

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514

(877) 966-6236; (850) 484-6948

Fax: (850) 484-8762

noadn@dancyamc.com

www.noadn.org

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

1522 K St., NW, Suite 702

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 289-8044

Fax: (202) 289-8046

nonpf@nonpf.org

www.nonpf.com

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

c/o Beth Marks, PhD, RN 1640 West Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 413-4097 www.NOND.orginfo@nond.org

National Private Duty Association

941 East 86th Street, Suite 270 Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 663-3637 Fax: (317) 663-3640 info@privatedutyhomecare.org

www.privatedutyhomecare.org

National Rural Health Association

Administrative Office:

521 East 63rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

(816) 756-3140

Fax: (816) 756-3144

mail@NRHArural.org

Government Affairs Office:

1108 K Street, NW; 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005-4094

(202) 639-0550

Fax: (202) 639-0559

dc@NRHArural.org

www.nrharural.org

National Student Nurses' Association

45 Main St., Suite 606

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 210-0705

Fax: (718) 210-0710

nsna@nsna.org

www.nsna.org

NANDA International

100 N. 20th St., 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(800) 647-9002; (215) 545-8105

Fax: (215) 564-2175

info@nanda.org

www.nanda.org

Navy Nurse Corps Association

P.O. Box 5983 Virginia Beach, VA 23471

president@nnca.org

www.nnca.org

Nurse Healers–Professional Associates International

P.O. Box 419

Craryville, NY 12521

(877) 32N-HPAI; (518) 325-1185

Fax: (509) 693-3537

nhpai@therapeutic-touch.org

www.therapeutic-touch.org

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs

1726 M St., NW, Suite 1101

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 296-0888

Fax: (202) 833-1577

nova@vanurse.org

www.vanurse.org

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International

PMB 165 1801 H Street B5 Modesto, CA 95354-1215 (888) 909-9993

www.nnvawi.org

Nursing Organizations Alliance

c/o AMR Management Services

201 East Main St., Suite 1405

Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 514-9157

Fax: (859) 514-9166

alliance@AMRms.com

www.nursing-alliance.org

Oncology Nursing Society

125 Enterprise Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

(866) 257-4ONS (-4667); (412) 859-6100

Fax: (877) 369-5497

customer.service@ons.org

www.ons.org

Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514

(877) 936-7367; (850) 484-5223

Fax: (850) 484-8762

PENS@dancyamc.com

www.pens.org

Philippine Nurses Association of America

Leo-Felix M. Jurado, president

5113 Longview Drive

Troy, MI 48098-2374

(888) PNAA-ORG; (248) 267-1187

www.philippinenursesaa.org

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

613 Williamson Street, Suite 205 Madison, WI 53703

(608) 250-2440 Fax: (608) 250-2410 info@pcna.net

www.pcna.net

Respiratory Nursing Society

c/o Casey Norris

708 Gladstone CR

Maryville, TN 37804

CNorris@etch.com

www.respiratorynursingsociety.org

Rural Nurse Organization

P.O. Box 11025 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0007 rno@bama.ua.edu

www.rno.org

Sigma Theta Tau International

550 West North St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(888) 634-7575; (317) 634-8171

stti@stti.iupui.edu

www.nursingsociety.org

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

401 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611-4267

(800) 245-7462; (312) 321-5165

Fax: (312) 673-6694

sgna@smithbucklin.com

www.sgna.org

Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists

Susan D. Coples, BSN, RN, CCN, president

930 Johnson Ferry Road, #900

Atanta, GA 30342

(W) (651) 602-5333

susan.coples@segynonc.com

www.sgno.org

Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head–Neck Nurses, Inc.

202 Julia Street

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

(386) 428-1695

Fax: (386) 423-7566

info@sohnnurse.com

www.sohnnurse.com

Society of Pediatric Nurses

7794 Grow Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32514

(800) 723-2902; (850) 494-9467

Fax: (850) 484-8762

spn@dancyamc.com

www.pedsnurses.org

Society of Trauma Nurses

1020 Monarch St., Suite 300B

Lexington, KY 40513

(859) 977-7456

Fax: (859) 977-7441

sclements@traumanurses.org

www.traumanurses.org

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

East Holly Ave., Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

(888) 827-7862

suna@ajj.com

www.suna.org

Society for Vascular Nursing

203 Washington Street PMB 311

Salem, MA 01970

(888) 536-4SVN (-4786);

(978) 744-5005

Fax: (978) 744-5029

svn@administrare.com

www.svnnet.org

Space Nursing Society

3053 Rancho Vista Blvd. #H377

Palmdale, CA 93551 (661) 949-6780

Fax: (661) 949-7292 lplushsn@ix.netcom.com

Transcultural Nursing Society

Madonna University College of Nursing and Health 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, MI 48150

(888) 432-5470 Fax: (734) 432-5463

www.tcns.org

United Spinal Association

75-20 Astoria Boulevard

Jackson Heights, NY 11370

(800) 404-2898; (718) 803-3782

Fax: (718) 803-0414

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Licenses, Scope of Practice, and More: State Boards of Nursing

The state boards of nursing set the standards for qualified students and nurses to obtain their licenses to

practice and to reestablish licensure (requirements include continuing education and mandatory courses on specific topics such as infection control or child abuse detection and reporting). They also determine participation in the multistate licensure compact, which allows nurses to practice in more than one state with one current license, and provide current information on the scope of nursing practice within the state. For information on a specific state, go to www.ncsbn.org, the Web site of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, which includes a current list of all state board Web sites and contact information.

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