Published September 2014 by Jamie Bond
Below is a collection of valuable resources for anyone holding a Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing. This list includes professional associations, mobile device apps, job opportunities and professional liability insurance information.
Professional associations provide excellent avenues for networking, continuing education opportunities, and mentorship. Mobile device apps allow healthcare providers to have the most up to date treatment information at their fingertips. The job resources listed below will open up multiple possibilities on the journey to find the most suitable position. Professional liability insurance for students and board certified providers is critical to protect personal assets in the case of a malpractice lawsuit.
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses – Dedicated to excellence in Medical-Surgical nursing
Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals – Promotes advanced learning opportunities and professional networking to further professional interests.
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing – Advocates for ambulatory care nurses in all areas for healthcare.
American Association for the History of Nursing – Dedicated to the history of nursing and to model nursing’s future.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses – Advocates for acute and critical care nurses to function to their highest abilities.
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses – Promotes the advancement of nursing education, clinical practice, and research to advance the outcomes of heart failure patients.
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Promotes the growth of registered nurses within the legal platform.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses – Advocates for occupational and environmental health nurses to be the leaders of the health and safety of worker populations.
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses – Promotes the specialty of neuroscience nursing.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners – Advocates for high quality of care by all healthcare providers.
American Association of Nurse-Anesthetists – Promotes education and practice standards to individuals and governmental agencies regarding the practice of nurse anesthetists.
American College of Nurse Practitioners – Encourages nurse practitioners to unify and advocate as a whole.
American College of Nurse Midwives – Promotes the care of nurse midwives as the standard of care for women.
American Holistic Nurses Association – Advocates for holistic nursing in the community through research and education.
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Promotes the quality of nephrology nursing.
American Nurses Association – Advocates for nurses to improve the overall health of the general population.
American Nursing Informatics Association – Promotes the field of nursing informatics by means of communication, education, research, and professional activities.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Promotes the prevention of mental health problems and excellence in treating individual psychiatric disorders.
Association of Child Neurology Nurses – Dedicated to the quality of child neurology nursing practice.
Association of Community Health Nurse Educators – Dedicated to integrating education, practice, research, and service into superior community and public health nursing.
Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses – Promotes the practice of Medical Esthetic Nursing and supports professional development by means of education, certification, and scientific inquiry and research.
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, Inc. – Dedicated to the safety of patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by offering professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses.
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses – Promotes the delivery of health care to women and newborns and supports research and further education for all healthcare professionals.
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) – Dedicated to patient safety and excellence in the delivery of care by emergency nurses.
Gerontological Advance Practice Nurse Association – Promotes scholarly research projects pertaining to gerontological nursing and offers educational opportunities to nurses involved in the direct care of older adults.
Infection Nurses Society (INS) – Promotes a healthier environment by preventing infection.
National Association of Catholic Nurses – Promotes the Catholic moral principles to nurses of various backgrounds.
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration – Dedicated to communication and education of Nurse Executives and Nurse Administrators within the Long Term Care Continuum.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Promotes the advancement of Hispanic nurses through educational and professional opportunities.
National Association of Neonatal Nurses – Enhances neonatal nursing through high quality education, research, and professional development.
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Inc. – Supports the practice of orthopaedic nurses by providing funding for grants and scholarships.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners – Empowers pediatric nurse practitioners to strengthen the child’s health by using advanced practice, leadership, education, and research.
National Association of School Nurses – Advocates for the practice of school nurses to maintain an environment to keep students safe and healthy.
National Black Nurses Association – Supports black nurses in advocating for ease of access to healthcare for persons of color.
National League for Nursing – Promotes excellence in nursing education in order to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community.
National Nurses in Business Association – Promotes networking amongst business-minded nurses who are shifting from bedside nursing to business ownership.
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties – Promotes high quality education to nurses nationally and internationally.
National Student Nurses Association – Guides nursing students through the licensure process and communicates the code of ethics and skill necessary to be leaders of the profession.
Nurses Christian Fellowship – Promotes missionary nursing in the local or global arena.
Oncology Nursing Society – Promotes high quality cancer care by oncology nurses.
Rural Nurse Organization – Advocates for the unparalleled field of rural nursing.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Encourages world health and promotes nursing quality in education, leadership, and service.
Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. – Committed to the safe and effective discipline of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing.
Society of Pediatric Nurses – Dedicated to the excellence in education, research, and practice to promote the specialty of pediatric nursing.
Society of Urologic Nurses and Association – Dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of urology nurses and promoting the health of our patients by supporting education, research, and evidence-based clinical practice.
Transcultural Nurses Society – Advocates for culturally congruent, proficient, and unbiased care to better the health of individuals worldwide.
Visiting Nurses Association of America – Advocates for individualized care throughout communities by way of home health, hospice, and palliative care.
Mobile device apps
5-Minute Clinical Consult – Helps providers diagnose, treat and follow up on over 900 medical conditions. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: $99.99.
AsthmaMDi – Allows patients to track asthma activity and gives visuals by way of graphs. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
CDC Vaccine Schedules – Great tool detailing current childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccine schedules. Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Diagnosaurus DDX – Helps providers reach the appropriate diagnosis. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Epocrates – #1 most trusted app by healthcare providers. Includes drug information and interactions. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: free (Epocrates Rx), $159.99 (Epocrates Essentials)
Evernote – Allows healthcare professionals to organize all their notes into one app. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Questions – Contains 5,000 questions to help prepare the nurse practitioner for certification. Available on Apple devices; cost: $14.99.
First Consult – Offers evidence based answers to clinical questions. Available on Apple devices; cost: free.
Heart Murmur Pro – The easiest way possible to learn heart murmurs. Available on Apple devices; cost: $2.99.
Heart Pro III – Provides visuals to allow providers to explain conditions and surgical procedures to their patients. Available on Apple devices; cost: $2.99.
ICD Consult – Puts current ICD9 codes at your fingertips. Available on Apple and Android device; cost: $0.99.
Infectious Disease Compendium – A guide to infectious diseases including antibiotics, organisms, and diseases. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: $2.99.
iTriage – Helps providers answer 2 questions, “What can be wrong?” and “Where can I go?” Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Kaplan Spanish for Healthcare Providers – Contains more than 600 frequently used terms in the medical field. Available on Apple devices; cost: $9.99.
Lab Values Pro – A great app for lab reference. Available on Apple or Android devices; cost: $2.99.
Medpage Today – Offers the latest news on medication as well as the opportunity to earn CEUs. Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Medscape – An app filled with evidence-based references and opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Merck Manual – An excellent source for diagnosing and treating medical conditions. Available on Apple devices; cost: $34.99.
New England Journal of Medicine – Provides weekly medical articles and images to keep the healthcare professional up to date. Available on Apple devices; cost: free.
Omnio – An all in one clinical reference with a customizable homepage. Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: free.
Patient Whiz – Allows patients the ease of keeping medical records organized and readily available for the provider to review. Available on Apple devices; cost: $2.99.
Pocket lab values – Contains valuable information used in medical practice daily such as critical lab values and differential diagnoses. Available for Apple and Android devices; cost: $2.99.
Pocket Pharmacist – An excellent resource when prescribing medications. Available for Apple devices; cost: $0.99.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary – Medical dictionary complete with 65,000 medical terms and 32,000 audio pronunciations. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: $49.95.
The Color Atlas of Family Medicine – Includes 2,000 photographs to help diagnose uncommon conditions. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: $124.99.
UpToDate – The hub for evidence-based clinical recommendations. Available on Apple and Android devices; cost: free with individual subscription.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Career Link – Search portal for nurse practitioners job openings.
ENP Network – Database of nurse practitioner position openings.
Family Nurse Practitioner Jobs – indeed.com – Search for nurse practitioner openings by location.
Family Nurse Practitioner Jobs – monster.com – Listing of openings for Family Nurse Practitioner.
Global Anesthesia Services – Offers locums tenens and permanent job placement of CRNAs.
NP Jobs – Search portal for nurse practitioners seeking jobs or employers seeking to fill nurse practitioner positions.
Nurse Practitioner Jobs – careerbuilder.com – Extensive portal for nurse practitioner jobs.
Nurse Practitioner Jobs Online – Job board for nurse practitioners seeking employment.
Odell Medical Search – Recruitment services for advance practice professionals.
Professional Liability Insurance Carriers
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists – Offers various malpractice policies to CRNAs.
Clifton Insurance Agency, Inc. – Offers professional liability and malpractice insurance to CRNAs.
CM&F Group Inc. – Nations oldest provider of malpractice insurance to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.
CPH & Associates – Offers professional liability insurance to Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Nurse Practitioners.
Medical Protective – Offers professional and workplace liability insurance to nurse practitioners and CRNAs.
Mercer Consumer – Protects individuals providing healthcare services in the case of a liability claim.
Nurses Service Organization – Offers professional liability insurance to nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.
The Wood Insurance Group – Protects nurse practitioners and CRNAs with professional liability insurance.
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About the author:
Jamie Bond has been a registered nurse since 2002 and returned to the college scene in 2012 to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for all things nursing, especially the care of the at–risk population. Jamie has first hand experience navigating the complicated, multifaceted field of nursing. A married mother of two school-aged sons, Jamie enjoys spending her spare time cheering on her kids at their various activities.