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Professional Nursing Organizations

For career and leadership development, it is important for students to become active in student and professional organizations.

Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Hawaii (AAPINA Hawaii)

  • The goal of AAPINA Hawaii is to unify AAPI nurses in Hawaii, to facilitate and promote networking and collaborative partnerships between professional nurses, nursing students, and community partners with the sole purpose of identifying health care needs of AAPIs and optimize their resources to promote healthy living and better their lives.  Our strategy includes: a) networking with the local ethnic nursing organizations, Embassy Consul General and other organizations who will serve as community resources, and b) involvement in community health fairs to provide health screening and community health education.
  • www.aapina.org 

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

  • AORN 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 – including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal – to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 41,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations.
  • http://www.aorn.org/

American Organization of Nurse Executives, Hawaii (AONE)

  • The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), founded in 1967, is a national organization of nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care and has more than 8,700 members. AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research in its effort to advance the nursing profession and patient care, promotes nursing leadership excellence, and shapes health care public policy.
  • http://www.aonehawaii.org/

Filipino Nurses' Organization of Hawaii (FNOH)

  • The Mission of the Filipino Nurses' Organization of Hawaii (FNOH) shall be to provide leadership and support to its members, including the regular, associate, affiliate, and lifetime members with special focus towards Filipino nurses in their various settings as they develop, implement, manage, and improve health care services that will contribute to the delivery of cost-effective, high quality health care in Hawaii.
  • https://www.facebook.com/Filipino-Nurses-Organization-of-Hawaii-321389094540915/

Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • The Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists is a professional organization for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the state of Hawaii. It is affiliated with the national organization the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and is dedicated to promoting the CRNA profession and advancing the art and science of anesthesia by: Developing and promoting educational and practice standards that support and enhance cost-effective, quality anesthesia care for the patients, payers and physicians we serve. Providing patient education and information about anesthesia and related healthcare services. Monitoring and maintaining active presence in state and national CRNA practice and healthcare legislative issues by working with lawmakers, regulatory agencies and those who shape healthcare policy. Promoting partnerships with the community and liaisons with other healthcare professions to integrate and promote practice and healthcare quality issues. Providing continuing education information for our members and other CRNAs.
  • http://www.hanacrna.org/

Hawai‘i Association of Professional Nurses (HAPN)

  • It is the purpose of HAPN to provide a forum through which licensed Registered Nurses (RN s) in the State of Hawaii may contribute knowledge and opinion to establish a consensus which will promote and expand the practice of Nursing. HAPN's mission is to be the chosen voice of the nursing profession in establishing policy, regulation and legislation which affects the development and practice of professional nursing in Hawaii.  HAPN will be the choice of Hawaii's nurses for educational opportunities.
  • https://www.facebook.com/HAPNnurses

Hawai‘i Nurses’ Association (HNA)

  • From its founding in 1917 to the present, the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association has served as the organization for nursing in Hawai‘i and continually strives to preserve the identity, integrity, and continuity of the profession. In 1918, the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association (then known as the Honolulu Nurses' Club) became affiliated with the American Nurses Association. For more than eighty years the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association has been recognized as the official voice for the nursing profession in Hawai‘i.
  • http://www.hawaiinurses.org

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Hawai`i Chapter (NAPNAP)

  • NAPNAP is a professional organization that advocates for children (infants through young adults), and provides leadership for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who deliver Primary Care in a variety of settings. The Hawai`i Chapter of NAPNAP is committed to providing local pediatric focused education programs for professionals who work with children and families. Providing community service to Hawaii’s keikis and their families is another goal of the Hawai`i Chapter of NAPNAP.
  • http://community.napnap.org/hawaii/home

Oncology Nursing Society, Hawaii Chapter (ONS)

  • The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Together, ONS and the cancer community seek to reduce the risks, incidence, and burden of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting early detection, and improving the management of cancer symptoms and side effects throughout the disease trajectory.
  • http://hawaii.vc.ons.org

Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii (PNAH)

  • PNAH will uphold the positive image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society. PNAH goals are to unify, develop, facilitate, participate and support Filipino-American nurses in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific.
  • http://mypnaa.org/Chapters-and-Subchapters

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