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University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International

December 28, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni association International was founded on July 15, 1979, initially called the UP-PGH Alumni Association of California. The founding alumni were simply getting together, renewing ties, and enjoying friendships. Its success spread by word of mouth and soon became an annual reunion celebration of friends and colleagues from both the School and College of Nursing. These two groups merged and developed a strong structure to expand the association’s objectives towards the pursuit of excellence and professionalism in nursing. On October 19, 1988, University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association of California, Inc. (UPNAAC) was born, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation in California. The strength of bonding and reaching out inevitably led to the tremendous growth of regional and international membership. The sustained effort and dedication of membership empowered the leadership to continue the UP tradition of excellence. On August 7, 1993, UPNAAC was transformed to University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International (UPNAAI). The UP Nursing Alumni Association of Northern California and the UP Nursing Association of the Midwest joined UPNAAI as chapter associations on August 5, 2000. On August 4, 2001 the UP Nursing Alumni of NewYork/ New Jersey joined as another chapter of UPNAAI. The University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni association International aims to foster professional and personal development of its members through education, research, support and collaboration. UPNAAI will act as a unified international organization which will provide leadership to pursue the ideals of unity, fellowship, academic excellence, leadership, professionalism and service to country and humanity among nursing graduates of the University of the Philippines residing in the United States and other countries abroad.
Location: University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni association International 10 Surrey Lane Rancho Palos Verdes California 90275 USA

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN)

November 12, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

As the primary association for the largest group of health care professionals serving the workplace, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) is driven by a mission to ensure occupational and environmental nurses (OHNs) are the authority on health, safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations. AAOHN is a principal force in furthering the profession of occupational and environmental health nursing by: – advancing the profession, – protecting the profession, – guiding the profession, and – promoting the profession.
Location: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. 2920 Brandywine Rd. Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30341 USA Phone: (770) 455-7757 Fax: (770) 455-7271

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International Council of Nurses

October 22, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 128 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses for nurses, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce. ICN Goals and Values Three goals and five core values guide and motivate all ICN activities. The three goals are: • to bring nursing together worldwide; • to advance nurses and nursing worldwide; • to influence health policy. The five core values are: • Visionary Leadership • Inclusiveness • Flexibility • Partnership • Achievement. The ICN Code for Nurses is the foundation for ethical nursing practice throughout the world. ICN standards, guidelines and policies for nursing practice, education, management, research and socio-economic welfare are accepted globally as the basis of nursing policy. ICN advances nursing, nurses and health through its policies, partnerships, advocacy, leadership development, networks, congresses, special projects, and by its work in the arenas of professional practice, regulation and socio-economic welfare. ICN is particularly active in: Professional Nursing Practice – International classification of nursing practice – ICNP® – Advanced nursing practice – Entrepreneurship – HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria – Women’s health – Primary health care – Family health – Safe water International Council of Nurses ‘s partnerships and strategic alliances with governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, regional groups, national associations, and individuals, assist ICN in advancing nursing worldwide.
Location: International Council of Nurses 3, Place Jean Marteau 1201 – Geneva Switzerland Phone: 41-22-908-01-00 Fax: 41-22-908-01-01

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

October 8, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the statutory regulatory body for nursing, midwifery and health visiting in the United Kingdom. All nurses who trained outside the UK need to be registered with the NMC in order to practice as a nurse in the UK. Nurses who wish to work in the UK must already be fully registered in their home country. Enrolled nurse qualifications obtained outside the UK are not recognised in the UK. All applications for NMC registration are assessed on an individual basis in terms of experience and education. Some applicants may be registered straight away; others may need to undertake further clinical experience or training, either in their own country or in the UK. Providing supervised clinical experience or training is expensive and we are not aware of any UK employers are currently in a position to do so for individual applicants. The only times that supervision or courses are being organised is after an employer has undertaken a recruitment campaign in a particular country.
Location: The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) NMC Overseas Registration 23 Portland Place London W1N 4JT UK Tel: +44 20 7333 6600 Fax: +44 20 7436 2924

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Philippine Heart Center Nursing Alumni Society

September 8, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

This Philippine Heart Center Nursing Alumni Society website was developed to reunite/introduce the many nurses who have had the opportunity to work in this institution.
Location: Philippines

World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific

August 28, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Western Pacific Regional Office, located in Manila, the Philippines, represents WHO in the Asia Pacific. They act as the health conscience of the Region; we operate semi-autonomously with their own regional budget. Their role is to act as a catalyst and advocate for action at all levels, from local to global, on health issues of public concern. Working together with a broad spectrum of partners from all sectors of society, WHO in the Western Pacific is involved in a host of closely related public health activities, including research, databanking, evaluation, awareness raising and resource mobilization. Their purpose is to lead the regional response to public health issues on all fronts – medical, technical, socio-economic, cultural, legal and political – towards the achievement of WHO’s global health mission. WHO’s mission is to support all countries and peoples in their quest to achieve the highest attainable level of health, defined in the WHO Constitution as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Location: The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) P.O. Box 2932 1000 Manila Philippines Telephone: (+63 2) 528 9991 Fax: (+63 2) 521 1036 or 526 0279

American Organization of Nurse Executives

August 26, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national organization of nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care. With more than 6,000 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in health care.

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Canadian Nurses Association

August 25, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial registered nurses associations representing more than 126,000 Canadian registered nurses. CNA is the national professional voice of Registered Nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA speaks for Canadian nurses and represents Canadian nursing to other organizations and to government nationally and internationally. It gives registered nurses a strong national association through which Canadian nurses support each other and speak with a powerful, unified voice. It provides registered nurses with a core staff of nursing and health policy consultants and experts in other areas such as communication and testing. CNA’s active role in legislative policy influences the health care decisions that affect nursing professionals every day. It has published a large number of documents including The Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.
Location: Canadian Nurses Association 50 Driveway, Ottawa ON CANADA K2P 1E2 Phone: (613) 237-2133 1-800-361-8404 Fax: (613) 237-3520

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University of Santo Tomas Nurses Association of America

August 21, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

USTNAA Mission: Serves as a unifying organization of all nursing alumni organization of the Universityof Santo Tomas organized outside the Philippines for purposes of enhancing profession- alism of the Thomasian nurses and to carry out the provision of care with the highest quality and compassion as guided by Christian teachings of the University of Santo Tomas. USTNAA Objectives: 1.Provide an avenue of centralized coordination of projects and activities initiated and implemented by various chapters and affiliates of the USTNAA. 2.Provide support to the UST College of Nursing through financial or in kind donations. 3.Compile an updated database of members at a national scale. 4.Maintain an updated roster of professional resources to meet the needs of its members and that of the UST College of Nursing. 5.Assist and mentor in the formation and reactivation of chapters in North America. 6.Initiate, coordinate and implement scholarship programs to qualified students enrolled at the UST College of Nursing. 7.Collaborate with nursing and professional organizations and in community events geared towards health prevention and promotion. 8.Assist in facilitating adjustment of newly-arrived alumni through referral to individual or organized alumni chapter, professional nursing association in the area of residence. 9.Recognize jubilarians annually in various cities determined by the Executive Board
Location: University of Santo Tomas Nurses Association of America USA

Philippine Nurses Association of New England,

August 15, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Nurses Association of New England, (PNANE) is a nonprofit professional organization whose objective is to uphold the image and preserve the cultural contributions of Filipinos and Filipino American Nurses in the New England area. Founded in 1990, PNANE is committed to volunteerism, stewardship of professional talent, expertise and experience by developing programs that focus on the professional needs of its members and health care needs of the community. Through its programs and collaboration with other organizations, the Philippine Nurses Association of New England, Inc. will maintain the purposes below. – Promote and advance nursing education with focus on the learning needs of Filipino nurses. – Improve the quality of health care through the promotion of excellence in nursing practice and the nursing profession. – Foster cohesiveness and colleagueship among nurses in New England and establish a communication network within the Filipino nursing community. – Improve the image of not only Filipino nurses but nurses in general. – Finally, to cooperate with other nursing organizations in carrying out these purposes and promoting the goals of the nursing profession.
Location: Philippine Nurses Association of New England, USA

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Philippine Breast Cancer Network

August 11, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

Established in August 28th, 1997 by Rosa Francia-Meneses as a direct result of the 1st World Conference on Breast Cancer in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the Philippine Breast Cancer Network (PBCN) is the national network of breast cancer victims and fighters in the Philippines. It is a patient initiative, which maintains a patient’s point of view on the issue of breast cancer. We are enjoined to provide communication, support and information; to promote education and awareness; and to ensure an independent voice for Filipinos afflicted with breast cancer and at risk of getting afflicted. Breast cancer has rapidly risen in the entire archipelago, which is reported to have the highest incidence rate in Asia. Prior to the PBCN, there had been no organization or group whatsoever in the Philippines actively committed to the issue of breast cancer. The PBCN supports a preventive approach to eradicating breast cancer and believes that enough evidence exists to raise serious concern on the environmental link to breast cancer to make this a priority for investigation and evidence-based regulatory action. Corollary to this, government and industry must adhere to the Precautionary Principle – that of acting upon evidence rather than waiting for absolute proof. The medical profession must adhere to the patient’s Right to Informed Choice – that of full disclosure of all information and options and most importantly, total respect for her decision. Though it is not the PBCN’s wish for its ranks to increase, it undoubtedly will. Unlike other kinds of organizations, the PBCN looks forward to the day it will not anymore exist.
Location: Philippine Breast Cancer Network 29 Nicanor Reyes St. Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines Tel. (632) 426-3197 Fax (632) 426-3202 Text line (0918) 908-PBCN

International Child Health Nursing Alliance

August 10, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The International Child Health Nursing Alliance is a recently established network of nurses and associated health professionals, connected by the Internet, who care for children and their families around the world. The ICHNA was newly formed at the Child Health 2000 Congress and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia in May-June 1995 as an associated organization of pediatric nurses and child health professionals allied to Global Child Health Society . At that time, a group of child health nursing leaders from around the world developed a report with organizational goals to form an alliance of individuals and groups to foster a child-friendly world and improve the health and happiness of children.
Location: International Child Health Nursing Alliance Veronica Feeg Professor of Nursing George Mason University Fairfax, VA USA Tel. 703-993-3141 Fax. 703-444-0851

Philippine Nurses Association of New York

July 14, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Nurses Association of New York Incorporated was organized by a handful of civic spirited and visionary nurses from the Philippines in 1929. The purpose was to unite and provide professional guidance to the few Filipino nurses in New York and nearby states like New Jersey and Connecticut. The group was formed while they were residing at the International House in New York. Since the Association’s founding in 1929, the Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. has continued to champion the causes of the Filipino nurse. To this day, the Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc continues its tradition as the voice for thousands of Filipino nurses in the tri-state area. PNA-NY, Inc. is a provider of continuing education programs and a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization. Educational programs are provided as a benefit to membership in the Association. The purpose of the Philippine Nurses Association of New York shall be to provide an organization that will uphold the image and foster the welfare of the Philippine Nurses in the State of New York as a professional group.
Location: The Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. PO BOX 727 Madison Square Station New York, NY 10159-0727 USA

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Global Caring Nurses Foundation, Inc.

July 13, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Global Caring Nurses Foundation, Inc. was conceptualized in 2003 in response to the nursing workforce crisis globally impacting healthcare issues. It is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is to award and augment scholarship to nursing institutions internationally and to help fund the educational services and research necessary to provide capacity-building in nursing globally, excellence in collaborative leadership, and ease the transition of International Nurses into a new environment and culture. All officers and trustees of the Foundation serve as volunteers. The Foundation does not use telemarketers or professional fundraisers. We rely on the generosity of people like you who recognize a need and want to help. Global Caring Nurses Foundation, Inc. Vision: The Global Caring Nurses Foundation will become the internationally recognized, preeminent philanthropic organization that supports the fulfillments of dreams of underserved nursing students and International Nurses from communities around the world.
Location: Global Caring Nurses Foundation 10943 E. Cosmos Circle Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 USA

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Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

July 8, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is an immigration-neutral, non-profit organization and internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation pertaining to the education, registration, and licensure of nurses and other healthcare professionals worldwide. Its mission is to protect the public by assuring the integrity of health professional credentials in the context of global migration.
Location: Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) 3600 Market Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 USA

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British Nursing Association

July 1, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

One of the nation’s leading nursing and care agencies, BNA (British Nursing Association) has been providing quality support and recruitment services in all areas of healthcare since 1949. British Nursing Association provides nurses and care assistants to private hospitals and trusts, nursing homes, industry, prisons and schools nationwide. Over 70,000 nurses, care workers and other healthcare staff have already joined BNA. Part of the Nestor Healthcare Group plc, with a turnover of £389.8m (2004), British Nursing Association is generally the first point of call for registered nurses and care assistants looking for job opportunities in the UK. British Nursing Association can provide registered nurses and care assistants with temporary and permanent jobs in all sorts of areas including: – NHS Trusts – Private hospitals – Nursing and residential homes – Public and private organisations – Insurance screening companies – Pharmaceutical companies – GP surgeries – Charities – Prisons – Schools – Nursing specific care for people in their own home.
Location: British Nursing Association Nestor Healthcare Group Plc Beaconsfield Court Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield Hertfordshire AL10 8HU Telephone: 01707 255635

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California Association for Nurse Practitioners

June 29, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

The California Association for Nurse Practitioners is the unifying voice and networking forum for all nurse practitioners statewide, providing consistency and expert guidance for the profession, thereby decreasing barriers and elevating the practice of the nurse practitioner. CANP was founded as the California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners in 1977 by nurse practitioners from the University of California at Davis. The organization has grown into a statewide network of 21 regions with more than 2550 members. Most regions have active local chapters with regular meetings and activities. The purpose of CANP is to promote a strong nurse practitioner movement through a statewide communication system; to strengthen the public image of the nurse practitioner; and to support legislative action that encourages the development of the role of the nurse practitioner and makes the health care system more responsive to the needs of the consumer.
Location: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS 1107 9th Street, Suite 1010, Sacramento, CA 95814 USA Phone: 916-441-1361 Fax: 916-441-1846

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association

June 26, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 2

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) was established in 1991. The mission of AAPINA has been carried by dedicated AAPI nurses since then. They have four goals. The first and most importantly they identify and support the health care needs of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) in the United States and globally. Second, they implement strategies to act on issues, registration and public policies affecting the health of APIs. Third, they collaborate with other interdisciplinary health and professional organizations. Forth, they identify and support professional and nursing concerns of API nurses in the United States and globally. Under this broad rubric, the organization, lead by the President, SeonAe Yeo, Ph.D., RNC, since 2001, has been evolved significantly. She and other Executive Board of Directors (Vice President, Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., APRN-BC, Secretary, Mayumi A. Willgerodt, Ph.D., MPH, RN, and Treasurer, Ching-eng H. Wang, Ph.D., CCRN, RN) have systematically invigorated this unique organization to the current scale. The association has steadily and actively remained as a conduit to provide current statistics and national information on the health status of APIs and to provide opportunities and information such as scholarships, grants and meetings for members via annual conferences, newsletters, and web site. The association now has become a home for many AAPIs including international Asian nurses and graduated-student nurses who reside all over the United States. Membership is open to anyone who supports the objectives of the AAPINA.
Location: Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) 5806 Capulina Avenue Morton Grove IL 60053 USA

Philippine Nurses Association of United Kingdom (PNA-UK)

June 24, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Nurses Association of United Kingdom (PNA-UK)is the only professional nursing organization of Filipino Nurses in the United Kingdom, temporarily accredited by the Philippine Nursing Association National Head Office in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Nurses Association of United Kingdom (PNA-UK) is a non-profit professional Organization of Filipino Nurses currently in the United Kingdom. The association was created in response to the growing number of Filipino Nurses in the United Kingdom. The Philippine Nursing Association of United Kingdom has laid out a set of vision, mission, and goals, as well as a statement of core values, strategic directions and key outcomes in accordance with the PNA National Office in Manila, Philippines. These statements serve as the Association’s foundation for setting priorities and making decisions.
Location: Philippine Nurses Association of United Kingdom PNA-UK Secretariat 85 Llanover Road Woolwich London SE18 3ST Telephone : 087000 53536

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Australian Nursing Federation (ANF)

June 24, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) was established in 1924. The ANF is the national union for nurses and the largest professional nursing organisation in Australia. The ANF’s core business is the industrial and professional representation of nurses and nursing through the activities of a national office and branches in every State and Territory. The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) ‘s 150,000 members are employed in a wide range of enterprises in urban, rural and remote locations in both in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, health and community services, schools, universities, the armed forces, statutory authorities, local government, offshore territories and industry. The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) participates in the development of policy in nursing, nursing regulation, health, community services, veterans’ affairs, education, training, occupational health and safety, industrial matters, immigration and law reform. Policy making within the ANF is through consultation with the branches and their members and representation of each branch on the national executive committee and the national Council. National sub-committees cover professional issues, occupational health and safety, industrial issues, publishing, aged care and rural and remote nursing.
Location: Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY BRANCH SECRETARY Colleen Duff Unit 3, 36 Botany Street, Phillip 2606 Phone (02) 6282 9455 Fax (02) 6282 8447 NEW SOUTH WALES BRANCH SECRETARY Brett Holmes 43 Australia Street, Camperdown 2050 Phone (02) 8595 1234 Fax (02) 9550 3667 NORTHERN TERRITORY BRANCH SECRETARY Yvonne Falckh Unit 3/25 Vanderlin Drive, Casi House, Wanguri 0810 Phone (08) 8920 0700 Fax (08) 8945 4171 QUEENSLAND BRANCH SECRETARY Gay Hawksworth 2nd Floor, QNU Building 56 Boundary Street, West End 4101 Phone (07) 3840 1444 Fax (07) 3844 9387 SOUTH AUSTRALIA BRANCH SECRETARY Lee Thomas 18 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town 5067 Phone (08) 8363 1948 Fax (08) 8363 1672 VICTORIA BRANCH SECRETARY Lisa Fitzpatrick 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000 Phone (03) 9275 9333 Fax (03) 9275 9344 TASMANIA BRANCH SECRETARY Neroli Ellis 182 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000 Phone (03) 6223 6777 Fax (03) 6224 0229 WESTERN AUSTRALIA BRANCH SECRETARY Mark Olson 260 Pier Street, Perth 6000 Phone (08) 9218 9444, 1800 199 145 (toll free) Fax (08) 9218 9455

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