Links & Resources



Association of Perioperative Nurses is a professional association that empowers the OR nurse with education, standards of practice, and peer networking. 


The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations. 


The mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve patients, the public, and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomats have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill and understanding essential to the practice of Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Radiologic Physics. 

Texas Board of Nurses

Texas Board of Nurses' mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely. 

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Find a CPR, ACLS, PALS course near you. 


The Association of Surgical Technologists primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists and surgical assistants have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality. 

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For complaints about a healthcare organization call 800-994-6610 or email 

The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety. This commitment is inherent in its mission to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. 


The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is the specialty nursing organization representing the interest of more than 55,000 nurses practicing in pre-anesthesia and post-anesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. 


THE NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to "investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society." 

News for Nurses

News for Nurses is passionate about bringing the nursing community the leading headlines and special offers from around the Internet. We provide "The Best of the Web for Nurses." 

Texas Department of Health

The mission of Texas Department of Health is to improve health and well-being in Texas. 

Continuing Education Resources


American Heart Association

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