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The American Society of Registered Nurses was founded in May 2003. As a professional association for registered nurses, it serves nurses from all 50 States and across the globe.

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

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The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses.

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning (NASN, 2010)

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The Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance) was formed when two long-standing coalitions of nursing organizations united to create an enduring collaborative that would promote a strong voice and cohesive action to address issues of concern to the community of nursing. The historic vote to create The Alliance occurred on Nov. 17, 2001, at a special meeting National Federation for Specialty Nursing Organizations (NFSNO) and the Nursing Organizations Liaison Forum (NOLF) member organizations in Salt Lake City, UT. The purpose of the Alliance is to provide a forum for identification, education and collaboration building on issues of common interest to advance the nursing profession.

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Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT) is a coalition of 43 nursing and health care organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession.

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 30,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

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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.

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Educational & Professional Development

The purpose of the (C3DC) Program is to offer continuing education for registered nurses who want to gain knowledge, understanding and judgment to minimize health hazards and life-threatening issues to vulnerable populations during the disaster cycle. The program will provide strategies addressing the four phases of a disaster to enable nurses to facilitate and work effectively as members of a team to manage both the physical and psychological impacts of disasters on vulnerable populations.

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NurseCEU.com is a directory of online Continuing Education (CE) courses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, Nurse Practitioners, critical care nurses, and other individuals working to provide health care. Always check the provider's website for accreditation, terms, and conditions of service.

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NurseTesting was developed to create a standardized system of testing for nurses and health care professionals seeking employment at health care facilities and staffing agencies. We are the only company that caters to the nursing industry in proficiency testing. We are continually adding clinical specialties to accommodate our clients. Pre-qualification is the key when hiring and placing a new employee.

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CEUFast, Inc. developed CEUFast.com to provide online courses for continuing education of nurses and other healthcare professionals. CEUFast, Inc. is a continuing education provider that has been in business since 1987.

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Nurse.com is a valuable resource containing Continuing Education (CE) course work, self-study courses, state certificate courses, and much more.

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Medi-Smart is leading site that assembles free nursing continuing education courses from various resources.

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Created by nurses, for nurses, Lippincott’s NursingCenter.com is the premier destination site for your clinical and professional informational needs. We are committed to providing credible, current, authoritative, evidence-based resources to help you in your practice.

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Foreign Testing & Credentialing

The mission of CGFNS International (also known as the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) is to serve the global community through programs and services that verify and promote the knowledge-based practice competency of health care professionals.

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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.

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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's proven English language test.
IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
Close to 6000 organisations and more than 1.4 million test takers around the world trust and recognise IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

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The United States Department of State (often referred to as the State Department), is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

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