Professional Development

Many professional nursing organizations have opportunities for nursing students to get involved. Local and national conferences can be a great way to gain leadership experience and meet people within your specific interest area. Many professional organizations offer reduced membership fees, lower conference registration rates and academic scholarships for student nurses!

Professional Nursing Organizations

OHSU encourages a community of collaboration and creativity! Check out the following conferences and nursing organizations to get involved in the nursing community.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American College of Nurse Midwives

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Association of periOperative registered Nurses

Community Nursing Network

Emergency Nurses Association

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Black Nurses Association

National Gerontological Nursing Association

Nurse Practitioners of Oregon
Nursing Students of Washington State

Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Oregon Student Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Western Institute of Nursing


OHSU Volunteer Services

Providence Health Services

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Outside In

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization