Associations & Organizations

Associations founded to support wound care clinicians with on-going training, resources and CME credits.

One of the main aims of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) is to disseminate knowledge and stimulate prevention in the field of burns. In order to achieve these goals, the ISBI: endorses regional and national meetings and congresses; awards grants to professors taking part in courses and congresses in other countries and to members wanting to visit other burn centers; assists with the organization and financial support of educational courses in different countries; collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a non-governmental organization; provides members with reduced registration fees at their biennial conferences; and ensures our members receive the Burns journal free of charge.

The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is a non-profit organization, governed by a voluntary board of directors. NAWCO® through its credentialing board offers the WCC®, DWC®, OMS and LLE℠ certifications.

The National Association for Continence (NAFC) is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders.

NAFC’s purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a leading professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) aims to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.

Since 1986, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) have been a leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs (in management positions and/or serving as Director of Nursing Services, Nurse Administrator, VP of Clinical Services, Consultants, Nurse Educators, MDS Nurses, Staff Development, Transitional Care Nurse, Inf

The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues.

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. NPIAP offers resources, conferences, and CEU programs to health care professionals.

The Palliative Care Institute (PCI) was established to advance the scope of palliative care awareness, education and research. The Palliative Care Institute not only seeks to educate current and future professionals about palliative care, but also the community at large.

The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA), founded in 1958, represents the interests of the credentialed (certified and/or licensed) pedorthist and supports the pedorthic profession at large. PFA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of credentialed providers of lower extremity pedorthic modalities through education; increase the demand for services through marketing; and promote the right to practice through government affairs activities.