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AJN Career Guide http://www.nursingcenter.com/career/guide/licensure.cfm
Guide to USA licensing boards; lacks hypertext links to boards' pages, but a wealth of useful information.

Alabama Board of Nursing http://www.abn.state.al.us/
Schedule of fees, position statements, nursing programs, disciplinary actions, CEU information and newsletter.

Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing: Board of Nursing http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm
Contact information, application forms and license database search.

Arizona State Board of Nursing http://www.azboardofnursing.org/
Contact information and officers, Nurse Practice Act and schedule of meetings,

Arkansas State Board Of Nursing http://www.arsbn.org/
Contact information,staff directory, registry database, calendar, disciplinary actions, fees, forms, Nurse Practice Act and newsletters.





California Board of Registered Nursing http://www.rn.ca.gov/
Contact information, officers, calendar, license information, diversionary program, disciplinary actions, Nurse Practice Act and publications.
California Board of Vocational Nursing http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/
Contact information, board members, schools, complaint information, disciplinary action and refresher courses.
Colorado Board of Nursing http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, practice FAQs, license and complaint information.
Florida Board of Nursing http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_home.html
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees and FAQ.
Georgia Board of Nursing http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/
Contact information, board members and staff, application forms, fees, calendar and newsletter.



Idaho Board of Nursing http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm
Contact information, board members and staff, calendar, Nurse Practice Act, publications, program for recovering nurses and complaint information.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation http://www.dpr.state.il.us/
Contact information, board members, license database, disciplinary and complaint information.
Indiana State Board of Nursing http://www.state.in.us/hpb/boards/isbn/
Contact information, board members, calendar, license verification information and renewal requirements.
Iowa Board of Nursing http://www.state.ia.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools, license information and annual report.
Kansas State Board of Nursing http://www.ksbn.org/
Contact information, board members, calendar, license database, license information and fees.




Kentucky Board of Nursing http://kbn.ky.gov/
Staff directory, calendar, fee schedule, forms and publications.
Louisiana State Board of Nursing http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/
Contact information, board members, calendar and publications.
Maine State Board Of Nursing http://www.state.me.us/pfr/auxboards/nurhome.htm
Contact information and calendar.
Maryland Board of Nursing http://mbon.org/
Board members and minutes, calendar, committees and publications.
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/
News, calendar, rules and changes, applications and forms, online address change, license check, FAQ and consumer tips.



Michigan Bureau of Health Services http://www.michigan.gov/cis
Calendar, FAQ, board members, guide to filing a complaint, recovery program information.
Minnesota Board of Nursing http://www.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NursingBoard
Board and staff members, calendar, publications, news, complaint information, change of name or address information.
Missouri State Board of Nursing http://pr.mo.gov/
Contact information, schools of nursing, board members, calendar, fees, how to file a complaint.
Montana Board of Nursing http://www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.htm
Contact information, board members, calendar and complaint information.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing http://www.ncsbn.org/
Authorized information about the NCLEX examination, mutual recognition for nursing regulation, state boards of nursing and nurse practice acts.



Nebraska Board of Nursing http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/Rn-Lpn/rn-lpn.htm
Includes practice requirements, license lookup, consumer brochure, and forms.
Nevada - State Board of Nursing http://www.state.nv.us/boards/nsbn/
Contact information, board members and staff, calendar, scope of practice information, Nurse Practice Act, disciplinary actions, annual report and consumer information.
New Hampshire Board of Nursing http://www.state.nh.us/nursing/
Board and committee members, calendar, newsletter, rules and laws.
New Jersey Board of Nursing http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm
Board and committee members, calendar and statutes and regulations.
New York State Board of Nursing http://www.op.nysed.gov/nurse.htm
Contact information, license requirements, forms and fees.


North Carolina Board of Nursing http://www.ncbon.org/
Contact information, board members, calendar, Nurse Practice Act, forms and complaint information.
North Dakota Board of Nursing http://www.ndbon.org/
Board and staff members, by-laws, fees, opinions and policies, discipline information, schools and nurse advocacy program.
Ohio Board of Nursing http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/
Contact information, board members, calendar, online licensure verification, minutes, annual report and newsletter.
Oklahoma Board of Nursing http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/
Mission statement, board members, staff directory, license verification and renewal, list of disciplinary actions, and investigation form.
Oregon State Board of Nursing http://www.osbn.state.or.us/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools and refresher courses, Nurse Practice Act and consumer links.




Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432883
Offers license information, notices, calendar, Nurse Practice Act,newsletter, and consumer information.
South Carolina Board of Nursing http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, fees, advisory opinions, schools, newsletter and complaint information.
South Dakota Board of Nursing http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/nursing/
Board and staff members, FAQ, newsletter, opinion and position statements, disciplinary process and assistance program.
Tennessee Board of Nursing http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Boards/Nursing/
Board members, calendar, meeting minutes, policy statements, schools, peer assistance, rules and regulations.
Texas Board of Nurse Examiners http://www.bne.state.tx.us/
Contact information, board members, scope of practice, schools, calendar and consumer information.




Utah State Board of Nursing http://www.commerce.state.ut.us/
Contact information, calendar, disciplinary actions, and list of licensees.
Vermont State Board of Nursing http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
Describes purpose of organization, provides contact information.
Virginia Board of Nursing http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools, disciplinary actions and documents.
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission https://wws2.wa.gov/doh/hpqa-licensing/HPS6/Nursing/default.htm
Contact information, calendar, fee schedule and scope of practice decision tree.
West Virginia Board of Examiners http://www.state.wv.us/nurses/rn/
Contact information, board members, calendar, FAQ and complaint information.



Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing http://www.drl.state.wi.us/
Contact information, publications, applicant and complaint information.
Wyoming State Board of Nursing http://nursing.state.wy.us/
Contact information, board and staff members.




American Association of Colleges of Nursing http://www.aacn.nche.edu/
Advancing education and research for the largest health profession. View headline nursing news, upcoming conference details and membership information.

Oncology Nursing Society http://www.ons.org/
Organization open to registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in oncology care.

American Nurses Association http://www.ana.org/
Represents the interests of the nation's 2.6 million registered nurses. Membership, conference and certification information, publications, legislation and CEUs online.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists http://www.aana.com/
Includes membership, conference, and patient information, position statements and accredited programs.

National Association of School Nurses http://www.nasn.org/
A non-profit specialty nursing organization which represents school nurses, and is dedicated to improving the health and educational success of children.









National Rural Health Association http://www.NRHArural.org/
Seeks to improve the health of rural Americans, and to provide leadership on rural health issues. News, publications, membership and conference information.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners http://www.aanp.org/
Formed in 1985 to promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners. Includes membership information, events, publications and position statements, and legislative information.

Nurses Christian Fellowship http://www.intervarsity.org/ncf/
Professional organization and ministry which strives to bring a Christian outlook to nursing education and practice. Contact information, resources and calendar of events.
California Nurses Association http://www.calnurse.org/
Includes membership information, news, practice alerts, press releases, newsletter, and consumer information.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association http://www.apna.org/
The organization's official website with membership information, APNA Journal, job links, news and resources.



American Association of Diabetes Educators http://www.aadenet.org/
A multidisciplinary organization of health professionals who teach people with diabetes. Contains membership and chapter information, position statements and resources.
Illinois Nurses Association http://www.illinoisnurses.org/
Includes membership information, news, position statements, calendar and practice issues.
American Academy of Nursing http://www.nursingworld.org/aan/
An organization of distinguished leaders in the field of nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to health care. Includes membership information, news, and events.
American Radiological Nurses Association http://www.arna.net/
Promotes excellence and continuity of patient care in diagnostic or therapeutic imaging environments. Contains membership, educational and certification information.
Eastern Nursing Research Society http://www.enrs-go.org/
Includes membership and conference information, goals, board members, and forums.



American Association for the History of Nursing http://www.aahn.org/
Fosters the importance of history in guiding the future of nursing. Membership and conference information, online gift shop, and nursing history calendar. Also provides photographs of the graves of historically significant nurses with short biographies.
National League for Nursing. http://www.nln.org/
The accrediting body for nursing education programs: Site provides nursing testing and exams, books, continuing education, achievement exams, and diagnostic readiness tests.
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses http://www.rehabnurse.org/
Organization promoting professional rehabilitation nursing practice. Contains membership, education and certification information, and information on subscribing to the group's listserv.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses http://www.aaohn.org/
Professional association for registered nurses who provide on-the-job health care for the nation's workers. Contains membership, conference and educational information, job postings and discussion boards.
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses http://www.aann.org/
Dedicated to improving the care of the neuroscience patient and to furthering the interests of health professionals in the neurosciences. Membership information, events, and bulletin board.



National Association of Hispanic Nurses http://www.thehispanicnurses.org/
Information on membership, local chapters, conferences, journal, scholarships, awards, and newsletter.
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners http://www.napnap.org/
American professional organization of pediatric health care practitioners stressing infant and child disease prevention, growth and development, treatment of illnesses.
Nurse Advocate: Nurses and Workplace Violence http://www.nurseadvocate.org/
Dedicated to the recognition and resolution of workplace violence experienced by nurses.
Massachusetts Nurses Association http://www.massnurses.org/
Offers membership information and opportunities, news, legislation updates, and collective bargaining information.
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants http://www.aalnc.org/
Dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field. Conference, certification information and educational resources provided.



Association of Nurses in AIDS Care http://www.anacnet.org/
Committed to the education and development of nurses involved of the care of HIV positive individuals, and promoting the health, welfare and rights of HIV infected individuals.
New York State Nurses Association http://www.nysna.org/
Advances the standards of practice, education and research. Contains membership information, practice alerts and political action information.
National Black Nurses' Association http://www.nbna.org/
Dedicated advancement of African-American nurses and improving the healthcare of African-Americans.
National Association of Neonatal Nurses http://www.nann.org/
NANN has news, membership and meeting information, research projects, and links.
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties http://www.nonpf.com/
Includes news, history, objectives, board members, committees, conferences, list of publications, and membership information.



Texas Nurses Association http://www.texasnurses.org/
Offers membership information, news, calendar of events, and online continuing education courses.
Navy Nurse Corps Association http://www.nnca.org/
Dedicated to bringing Navy Nurses together for caring and sharing, where what matters most is being, or having been, a Navy Nurse.
American College of Nurse Practitioners http://www.nurse.org/acnp/
National non-profit organization founded in 1993 in response to the need of having a unifying voice for all nurse practitioner associations in Washington DC. Includes legislative news, calendar, list of affiliate organizations.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses http://www.aspan.org/
Represents nurses practicing in all phases of ambulatory surgery, preanesthesia and postanesthesia care. Includes membership information, position statements, list of publications, and scholarship programs.
American Association Of Managed Care Nurses http://www.aamcn.org/
Established in 1994 in response to an identified need to educate nurses about managed healthcare. Membership, chapter, certification and conference information.



Society of Pediatric Nurses http://www.pedsnurses.org/
A broad-based pediatric nursing organization founded for all nurses involved in the care of children and families.
American Nursing Informatics Association http://www.ania.org/
Offers membership and certification information, educational and networking opportunities, and conferences.
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists http://www.nacns.org/
Promotes and enhances the contribution of clinical nurse specialists to the health of individuals and communities.
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates http://www.sgna.org/
Is dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. Contains membership and scholarship information, news, position statements, resources and newsletter.
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates http://www.suna.org/
Dedicated to excellence in the care of the urologic patient and the advancement of urologic nursing. Contains conference information and resources.



American Nephrology Nurses Association http://anna.inurse.com/
Open to nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of nephrology patients. Site contains membership information, job postings, legislative news, and journal abstracts.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association http://www.hpna.org/
Information about membership, publications, conferences and certification.
Nursing Organization of Veterans Affairs http://www.vanurse.org/
A nationwide, voluntary organization composed of registered nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses http://www.orthonurse.org/
Promotes education and research related to nursing care of persons with orthopaedic conditions. Contains membership, certification, educational and legislative information.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators http://www.uncc.edu/achne/
Includes membership and publication information, events. [Adobe Acrobat]



Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses http://amsn.inurse.com/
A professional organization committed to promoting high standards of nursing practice in the areas of health promotion and prevention of illness in adults. Certification information, events, and forum.
New Jersey State Nurses Association http://www.njsna.org
Local chapter of the American Nurses Association. Provides membership information, events, a newsletter, educational opportunities and links.
Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing http://www.certboard.org/
Offers exam information, pop quizzes, FAQ, updates, and newsletter.
Intravenous Nurses Society http://www.ins1.org/
Organization dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality intravenous therapy through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the intravenous specialty.
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses http://www.abohn.org/
Includes mission, news, frequently asked questions, and certification information.
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing http://aaacn.Inurse.com/
National organization of professional nurses working within an ambulatory setting. Membership application, certification and conference information.
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys http://www.taana.org/
Association for nurse attorneys, nurses in law school, and lawyers in nursing school, as well as other interested professionals. Membership, conference and foundation information, history and chat area.
Connecticut Nurses Association http://www.ctnurses.org
The only state-wide, not for profit, multipurpose professional membership organization for registered nurses in Connecticut.
National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners http://www.ncgnp.org/
Organization for advanced practice nurses interested in the health care of older adults. Membership, committee and conference information.
Kentucky Nurses Association http://www.kentucky-nurses.org/
Promotes the essential role of the registered nurse in health care delivery in Kentucky. Contains membership information, publications and an event calendar.
Michigan Nurses Association http://www.minurses.org/
The professional association for registered nurses in Michigan, the MNA helps nurses address the practice, political and professional issues affecting RNs.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing http://people.delphiforums.com/brucewilson/
Provides a forum to discuss and influence factors which affect men as nurses. Membership and convention information, online forum.
Council of Practical Nurse Programs of New York State http://www.cpnpnys.org/
Offers information about LPN schools, frequently asked questions, and LPN to RN programs in New York State.
American Association of Spinal Cord Nurses http://www.aascin.org/
Includes membership information, bylaws, position statements, events, and legislative updates.
American Holistic Nurses Association http://ahna.org/
Provides membership, certification and conference information, online chat and message boards.
New Jersey State Nurses Association: Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice http://www.njsna.org/FNAP/FNAP.htm
Organization enhancing the roles of Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists. News, educational opportunities, membership information and a listserv.
California Chapter of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, California Chapter http://www.calapna.org/
Includes membership information, officer list, job postings, calendar and continuing education programs.
The Greater Cleveland Nurses Association http://www.clevelandnurse.org/
Represents nurses in Cuyahoga and Geauga counties in northeast Ohio. Includes membership information, legislative updates, and calendar.
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association http://www.ddna.org/
A non-profit professional nursing organization, founded to meet the professional needs of nurses serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing http://www.noadn.org/

AJN Career Guide http://www.nursingcenter.com/career/guide/licensure.cfm
Guide to USA licensing boards; lacks hypertext links to boards' pages, but a wealth of useful information.
Alabama Board of Nursing http://www.abn.state.al.us/
Schedule of fees, position statements, nursing programs, disciplinary actions, CEU information and newsletter.
Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing: Board of Nursing http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm
Contact information, application forms and license database search.
Arizona State Board of Nursing http://www.azboardofnursing.org/
Contact information and officers, Nurse Practice Act and schedule of meetings,
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing http://www.arsbn.org/
Contact information,staff directory, registry database, calendar, disciplinary actions, fees, forms, Nurse Practice Act and newsletters.



California Board of Registered Nursing http://www.rn.ca.gov/
Contact information, officers, calendar, license information, diversionary program, disciplinary actions, Nurse Practice Act and publications.
California Board of Vocational Nursing http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/
Contact information, board members, schools, complaint information, disciplinary action and refresher courses.
Colorado Board of Nursing http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, practice FAQs, license and complaint information.
Florida Board of Nursing http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_home.html
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees and FAQ.
Georgia Board of Nursing http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/
Contact information, board members and staff, application forms, fees, calendar and newsletter.



Idaho Board of Nursing http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm
Contact information, board members and staff, calendar, Nurse Practice Act, publications, program for recovering nurses and complaint information.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation http://www.dpr.state.il.us/
Contact information, board members, license database, disciplinary and complaint information.
Indiana State Board of Nursing http://www.state.in.us/hpb/boards/isbn/
Contact information, board members, calendar, license verification information and renewal requirements.
Iowa Board of Nursing http://www.state.ia.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools, license information and annual report.
Kansas State Board of Nursing http://www.ksbn.org/
Contact information, board members, calendar, license database, license information and fees.



Kentucky Board of Nursing http://kbn.ky.gov/
Staff directory, calendar, fee schedule, forms and publications.
Louisiana State Board of Nursing http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/
Contact inform
Oregon State Board of Nursing http://www.osbn.state.or.us/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools and refresher courses, Nurse Practice Act and consumer links.




Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432883
Offers license information, notices, calendar, Nurse Practice Act,newsletter, and consumer information.

South Carolina Board of Nursing http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, fees, advisory opinions, schools, newsletter and complaint information.

South Dakota Board of Nursing http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/nursing/
Board and staff members, FAQ, newsletter, opinion and position statements, disciplinary process and assistance program.

Tennessee Board of Nursing http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Boards/Nursing/
Board members, calendar, meeting minutes, policy statements, schools, peer assistance, rules and regulations.

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners http://www.bne.state.tx.us/
Contact information, board members, scope of practice, schools, calendar and consumer information.




Utah State Board of Nursing http://www.commerce.state.ut.us/
Contact information, calendar, disciplinary actions, and list of licensees.

Vermont State Board of Nursing http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
Describes purpose of organization, provides contact information.

Virginia Board of Nursing http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/
Contact information, board members, calendar, schools, disciplinary actions and documents.

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission https://wws2.wa.gov/doh/hpqa-licensing/HPS6/Nursing/default.htm
Contact information, calendar, fee schedule and scope of practice decision tree.

West Virginia Board of Examiners http://www.state.wv.us/nurses/rn/
Contact information, board members, calendar, FAQ and complaint information.


Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing http://www.drl.state.wi.us/
Contact information, publications, applicant and complaint information.

Wyoming State Board of Nursing http://nursing.state.wy.us/
Contact information, board and staff members.



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