Nursing as a Profession


As most Registered Nurses know there are so many different areas of nursing no one can know about them all. I have experience in perioperative nursing, dialysis and intensive care. Here are a few links to sites I have visited often and think you might enjoy.


I highly encourage you to challenge yourself by taking a specialty certification exam.



General Links of interest:

ACLS Online: Online recertification for ACLS and PALS. A little more expensive than conventional classes but saves a lot of time!

American Nursing Association: National Professional Nursing organization that is politically involved in nursing rights and policy.

Medscape: A great resource for medical research and questions.

State Boards of Nursing: A list contact information for the state boards of nursing and their websites.


Certification Links:

CCRN: Certification for Intensive Care nurses. New tests for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal.

CEN: This is the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam site.

CFRN: This is the Certified Flight Registered Nurse Exam site.

CNOR: This is the site for the certification board for Perioperative Nurses. This site will give you info on testing and certification.

RNFA: This is the site for the certification board for RN First Assistants. You will find all the testing and cert info here.


Association Links:

AACN: American Association of Critical Care Nurses

AORN: Association of Operating Room Nurses Official site. The Organization for both the RNFA and CNOR affiliation.

ASTNA: Air and Surface Transport Nurse Association.

ENA: Emergency Nurses Association.

NOADN: National Organization for Associate Degree Nurses. This site has lots of good link information for all nurses.