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Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

June 16, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is the official national association for not-for-profit, community based home health organizations known as Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs). Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs) created the profession of home health care more than 100 years ago. They have a united mission to bring compassionate, high-quality and cost-effective home care to individuals in their respective communities. In this new century, not-for-profit VNAs continue their unparalleled selfless tradition by offering quality of life and independence to all Americans through comprehensive home health care. Today, guided by their charitable missions, VNAs care for nearly 4 million people annually. VNAA was created for and by Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs) in 1983 to support and differentiate the VNAs from other home health companies. Our mission is to “support, promote and advance VNAs in their mission to serve their communities”. Toward this end, we serve our members through work in promoting community based home health care through business development, national public imaging, member services and government advocacy.
Location: Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) 99 Summer Street, Suite 1700 Boston, MA 02110 USA Phone: 617-737-3200 Fax: 617-737-1144

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Health Leadership Associates (HLA)

June 12, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Health Leadership Associates (HLA) is the nation’s leading provider, publisher and producer of nurse practitioner education programs—certification review courses, certification review and question books, and home study audio programs. Our proven approach helps you learn faster and retain more—preparing you to gain nursing certification and increased clinical proficiency. First Nursing Certification Specialists to Deliver 96% – 98% Pass Rates HLA led the healthcare industry in achieving the first 96% – 98% pass rates for nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses and students seeking certification. Our nursing certification programs have been respected for nearly a quarter century—by leading educators and the tens of thousands of professionals who have found success through their use. All HLA review programs and materials are designed to help you prepare for—and pass—the certification examinations of the major national testing boards. These same courses serve as excellent nurse continuing education programs–helping nurses improve proficiency and achieve certification maintenance/recertification. Advance Your Career through Nurse Practitioner Education, Nurse Continuing Education Programs As a medical professional, you work hard to keep up with the latest advances in your field. HLA opens the path to success. Our diverse selection of nurse practitioner education programs are approved for nurse continuing education contact hours; whether you’re a nurse practitioner, a nurse midwife or an RN, these programs allow you to update and expand your knowledge rapidly and conveniently.
Location: Health Leadership Associates (HLA) USA Phone: 800-435-4775 (toll free)

Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona

June 8, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona, Inc. is a non-profit organization open to all Filipino-American nurses and healthcare individuals interested in utilizing professional leadership, mentorship and clinical expertise with the purpose of promoting advancement and betterment of Filipino-American nursing practice and fostering positive image in the community. The mission of the Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona, Inc is to support the principles of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) in fostering education, research, and nursing practice and to promote unity and fellowship among Filipino-American nurses in Arizona.
Location: Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona PNAAZ Membership Department C/O Agnes Roncesvalles 9352 N. Painted Sky Dr. Tucson, AZ 85743 USA

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing

June 1, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America’s baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursing— the nation’s largest health care profession.
Location: American Association of Colleges of Nursing One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036 USA Phone: (202) 463-6930 Fax: (202) 785-8320

American Association of Foreign Educated Nurses

June 1, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The American Association of Foreign Educated Nurses (AAFEN) is a non-profit professional organization for international nurses working in the US. Membership is also open to nurses seeking to emigrate to America.
Location: American Association of Foreign Educated Nurses USA

Operation We Care

May 31, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 1

The OWC consists of medical and nonmedical professionals and volunteers committed to the improving the health and lives of underprivileged people in the Philippines who have limited or no access to the most basic medical health and necessities of life especially in the far flung villages and squatter districts. The medical professionals include general surgeons, thoracic & vascular surgeons, urologists, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, reconstructive and plastic surgeons, cardiologists, internists, dental surgeons and hygienists, nurses and operating room nurses and surgical technicians as well as pharmacists. The nonmedical include teachers, accountants, statisticians and computer analysts. Our membership comes from the different states of the United States as well as from the Philippines. Every Operation We Care mission is comprised of a number of projects * Providing free medical care and surgical procedures to indigent patients, * Presenting donated medical equipment, * Providing state-of-the-art training to surgical residents, * Donating books for literacy, * Providing meals for malnourished elementary school children, * Construction of deep well for fresh drinking water These projects are only possible through the generous help of individuals, Rotary Clubs, Rotary District 6690 all in partnership with Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation. Without this support and matching grants, our vision and objectives would not be reached.
Location: Operation We Care

United States Medical Licensing Examination

May 30, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

n the United States and its territories, the individual medical licensing authorities (“state medical boards”) of the various jurisdictions grant a license to practice medicine. Each medical licensing authority sets its own rules and regulations and requires passing an examination that demonstrates qualification for licensure. Results of the USMLE are reported to these authorities for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine. The USMLE provides them with a common evaluation system for applicants for initial medical licensure. The USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FSMB), and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE complements the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure. Because individual medical licensing authorities make decisions regarding use of USMLE results, physicians seeking licensure should contact the jurisdiction where they intend to apply for licensure to obtain complete information. Also, the FSMB can provide general information on medical licensure.
Location: USMLE Secretariat 3750 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190 USA Telephone: (215) 590-9700 FAX: (215) 590-9457


May 29, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

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Location: BicolNurses.org Philippines

Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (PATACSI),

May 29, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (PATACSI), Incorporated is the organization of all certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons practicing in the Philippines. It is an official affiliate association of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS). It is a recognized non-stock corporation under Philippine Laws with principal office at the Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City. On April 8, 1959, the organization held its Inauguration as the “Philippine Association of Thoracic Surgeons (PATS)” and its first Induction of Officers at historic Club Filipino. Dr. Denton A. Cooley was the Inducting Officer for the first council which included Dr. Angel I. Reyes as President, Dr. Cristino Lazatin as Vice-President, Dr. Adolfo Baviera as Secretary-Treasurer, and Drs. Oscar Jacinto, Clemente Calma and Benjamin Belmonte as Council Members. Dr. Enrique Garcia, who later became the Secretary of Health, and in whose memory the annual PATACSI Lecture is presented, was the second president under whose term practically all practicing thoracic surgeons united in the Philippines and became members of the PATS. Highlights in the association’s history include the hosting of the First Asian Congress on Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery held at the the Manila Hilton on November 22-26,1972. Incorporation of PATS with the Securities and Exchange Commission was formalized under the term of Dr. Romeo Estrellado on December 26, 1973. The Philippine Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, created as an independent certifying body for all Filipino thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, was incorporated on January 13, 1976. As early as 1981, during the term of the 22nd President, Dr. Avenilo Aventura, the PATS changed its name to the present Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Inc (PATACSI), but this change in name was only formally recognized by the SEC on April 30, 1998.
Location: The Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (PATACSI), Management Service Office, 2/F Medical Arts Building Philippine Heart Center East Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines 1100 Telefax : (632) 928-6141 Telephone : (632) 925-2401 loc. 3215

World Federation of Critical Care Nurses

May 28, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The World Federation of Critical Care Nurses exists to provide a global forum and network to link the critical care nurses of the world as individual practitioners, and through their local and national professional associations. Over 20 critical care nursing associations now belong to WFCCN. World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Objectivse: – To represent critical care nurses and critical care nursing at an International level. – To improve the standard of care provided to critically ill patients and their families throughout the countries of the world. – To advance the art and science of critical care nursing in all countries throughout the world. – To promote cooperation, collaboration and support for critical care nursing organisations and individuals. – To improve the recognition given to critical care nursing throughout the world. – To maintain and improve effective cooperation between all health professionals, institutions, agencies and charities who have a professional interest in the care of critically ill patients. – To establish standards for education, practice and management of critical care nursing. – To foster and support research initiatives that advance critical care nursing and patient/family care. – To encourage and enhance education programs in critical care nursing throughout the world. – To provide conferences, written information and continuing education for critical care nurses.
Location: WFFCN Chair Maria Isabelita C.Rogado RN, MAN, CCNS St Luke’s Medical Center Cathedral Heights Quezon City Phillipines Phone (632) 723 0101/0301 locals 4911/4912/5511 Mobile 0920 – 9248026

Philippine Nurses Association (PNA)

May 28, 2015 Category :All About Nursing| Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Nurses Association was establish to “promote professional growth towards the attainment of highest standards of nursing”, which now served as its philosophical mission. This was realized through the initiative of 150 Filipino professional nurses led by Mrs. Anastacia Giron Tupas on September 2, 1922. The organization was originally known as the Filipino Nurses Association (FNA) and was incorporated two years later in 1924. Seven years after its establishment, the FNA become a member of the International Council of Nurses organizations on July 1929. It was anointed as a member in a council’s congress held in Montreal, Canada. The FNA would later be baptized to its present name, Philippine Nurses Association or PNA for short in 1966, which was simultaneous with the inauguration of its new office at 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, Malate, Manila.

With over 13,000 nurses produced by the country annually, the PNA is one of the biggest professional associations in the country. And because Filipino nurses are very much known to constitute a major part of the country’s main export of manpower, who have often become residents of their foreign employers, PNA envisions of developing not only world class Filipino nurses but world class Filipinos and people of the world. Thus, its vision already exhibits an international orientation. However, the commitment to providing opportunities for the professional growth of the caring and fortifying light giver is still a primary part of its vision.

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Phillipine Health Care Association of Australia

May 26, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Phillipine Health Care Association of Australia (PHCAA) has been the leading Filipino independent, non partisan, non-political, not-for-profit organisation in Australia that provides assistance to overseas nurses and professionals on how they can best come into Australia and to have their qualifications recognised. For almost two years now, PHCAA have worked and continued to liaise with the Philippine Consulate in Sydney and with various Universities both in Sydney and the Philippines in promoting to establish a Philippine venue for the bridging course in nursing. This will soon be realised in the few months to come. In cooperation with Astute Training and some government entities, PHCAA have encouraged and assisted Filipinos who have been away from the workforce for some time, by evaluating their skills to qualify for the health care services and at the same time benefit from the rebate payment schemes of the government. We take this opportunity to congratulate the first 12 graduates of this program. Through the auspices of PHCAA, various hospitals and clinics in the Philippines have been the recipient of medical supplies and equipment worth over A$350,000. PHCAA is recognised internationally by PNAA (Phil Nurses Association of America), PNA (Philippines) and PNA-UK. PHCAA is funded by its founding members, its business networks and affiliates and supported by all its bonifide members.
Location: Phillipine Health Care Association of Australia Australia

The Center for Nursing Advocacy

May 26, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Registered Nurses are the critical front-line caregivers in health care today. For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. Yet a lack of true appreciation for nursing has led to a shortage that is one of our most urgent public health crises. The nursing shortage has claimed countless lives and threatens to overwhelm the world’s health systems. It is no exaggeration to say that our future depends on a better understanding of nursing. The Center for Nursing Advocacy is an international non-profit working to meet that challenge. The Center tells the media and the public what nurses really do. The Center for Nursing Advocacy analyzes the media’s treatment of nurses and organize them to respond, helping nurses stand together to end harmful depictions and encourage good ones. Better public understanding of nursing will lead to more social, political and financial support for the profession. That will relieve the nursing shortage and improve the health of all people.
Location: The Center for Nursing Advocacy 203 Churchwardens Rd. Baltimore, Maryland (MD) 21212-2937 USA Phone: 1.410.323.1100 Fax: 1.443.705.0260

National Student Nurses’ Association

May 25, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

National Student Nurses’ Association’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Founded in 1952, National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. The organization has over 45,000 members in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NSNA’s Board of Directors is made up of 10 nursing students who are elected at the organization’s Annual Convention . Two non-voting consultants are appointed by the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nurses to provide guidance. NSNA also employs a full-time staff headquartered in Brooklyn, NY . Over 3,000 nursing students participate in NSNA’s Annual Convention, which features leadership and career development activities, opportunities to listen to renowned nursing leaders, hear about job opportunities and the chance to network with hundreds of other students. The program includes a state board exam mini review. National Student Nurses’ Association holds a second meeting which attracts over 1,500 students yearly: the MidYear Conference offers workshops and panels on career and association development as well as a state board exam mini-review.
Location: National Student Nurses’ Association 45 Main Street, Suite 606 Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Telephone: 718-210-0705 Fax: 718-210-0710

Welcome Back

May 24, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Welcome Back is a statewide initiative offering counseling and educational programs to internationally trained health professionals. This includes assistance in obtaining appropriate licenses, credentials, orientation and job placement to work in the US health care system, and development of US-specific leadership, management and advocacy skills among immigrant health professionals. As California becomes the most diverse state in the Nation, the Welcome Back Centers are very excited with the opportunity to work with its immigrant communities and build on their many assets. One of the challenges currently facing the health sector is the lack of culturally and linguistically diverse health professionals. This is especially true for the “safety net”, community based and public health clinics and health services agencies who are often times the sole providers of health services for immigrant communities. It is well known that important aspects of care, such as treatment adherence and patient satisfaction improve significantly when we narrow the cultural and linguistic gap between the health services providers and their patients and clients. This is true for all health professionals: social workers, nurses, dentists, doctors, nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists, etc. This is the fundamental premise behind the Welcome Back Initiative: becoming a part of the solution. By assisting internationally trained health professionals in the process of re-entering the health workforce, we will be infusing the health system with a cadre of culturally and linguistically diverse workers that will allow the health sector to provide better services. Welcome Back centers will provide orientation, counseling and support to internationally trained health care workers. The centers will assist each individual in developing a career path plan that builds on their skills, experience and education. In addition to orientation and support in obtaining the appropriate professional credentials and licenses for their profession, participants will be presented with other options or alternatives to consider. These options may include, choosing a different health occupation offered through a Community College or State University or focusing their skills and experience in the areas of health care management, research, advocacy or policy.
Location: Welcome Back California, USA

American Academy of Nursing

May 23, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The American Academy of Nursing is comprised of approximately 1500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is constituted to anticipate national and international trends in health care, and address resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. Not only is the invitation to Fellowship recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession, but also affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day. Resources and mechanisms available for purposeful networking include Nursing Outlook magazine, Expert Panels, the Institute of Medicine/ANF/AAN Scholar in Residence Program, and the facilitation of appointments to policy positions. The mission of the AAN is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. AAN activities will be focused on the creation, delivery and dissemination of knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives and outcomes for timely, crucial health issues.
Location: American Academy of Nursing (AAN) 555 East Wells Street Suite 1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA Phone: (414) 287-0289 Fax: (414) 276-3349

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Royal College of Nursing

May 23, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

Royal College of Nursing, Australia is the nation’s leading professional organisation representing nurses from all areas of practice throughout Australia. Royal College of Nursing, Australia’s core business reflects our mission statement – “promotion and recognition of professional excellence in nursing”. The College’s aim is to provide the means for all nurses to bring a level of excellence to their nursing practice, whether that be through the provision of education, professional development, providing information and networking opportunities, or through high level input to health policy. With representation on government committees and health advisory bodies, the College is recognised as a key centre of influence in the health policy arena in Australia. RCNA is the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), representing Australian nursing to the world. Along with this international affiliation are the close relationships being developed between RCNA and similar nursing organisations throughout the Asia – Pacific region. Australian nursing has much to offer their international neighbours, combining a rich tradition with the leading edge of health technology and research.
Location: Royal College of Nursing 1 Napier Close, DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600 Australia Freecall: 1800 061 660 Telephone: +61 2 6283 3400 Facsimile: +61 2 6282 3565

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Philippine Nurses Association of Tampa Bay

May 22, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The purpose of the The Philippine Nurses Association of Tampa Bay is to provide an organization that will uphold the image and foster the welfare of the Philippine Nurses in Tampa Bay as a professional.
Location: The Philippine Nurses Association of Tampa Bay 20127 Avenida Pamplona Cerritos, CA 90703 USA

Phillipine Nurses Association of America

May 22, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) is an internationally recognized professional nursing organization, established in 1979, consisting of thirty five (35) constituent chapters across the United States, including Hawaii, with membership representing thousands of Philippine nurses practicing in the country. The mission of Phillipine Nurses Association of America is to unify Filipino nurses in the USA; uphold the positive image, welfare and prerogatives of its members; promote professional competence and quality healthcare; collaborate with other nursing and healthcare organizations to address issues of mutual concern and act on initiatives to enhance the future of the nursing profession and healthcare.
Location: Phillipine Nurses Association of America USA

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National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations

May 21, 2015 Category :Healthcare Associations 0

The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) is a unified force advocating for equity and justice in nursing and health care for ethnic minority populations. Incorporated in 1998, NCEMNA is a tax exempt (IRS 501 (c) (3)) non-profit professional organization. NCEMNA, Inc. is made up of five national ethnic nurse associations: – Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA) – National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc. (NANAINA) – National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN) – National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) – Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) This collaboration gives voice to 350,000 minority nurses and to the lived health experience of a constituency marginalized from mainstream health delivery systems. Its goals include support for the development of a cadre of ethnic nurses reflecting the nation’s diversity; advocacy for culturally competent, accessible and affordable health care; promotion of the professional and educational advancement of ethnic nurses; education of consumers, health care professionals and policy makers on health issues of ethnic minority populations; development of ethnic minority nurse leaders in areas of health policy, practice, education and research; endorsement of best practice models of nursing practice, education, and research for minority populations.
Location: Dr. Betty Smith Williams President, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations 6101 West Centinela Avenue Suite 378 Culver City, CA 90230 USA Phone: 310-258-9515 Fax: 310-258-9513

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