Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an organization of more than 4,000 members worldwide, is committed to working for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing. AANN accomplishes this through continuing education, information dissemination, standard setting, and advocacy on behalf of neuroscience patients, families, and nurses.
AANN's membership represents nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience patient care such as
- multispecialty and neuroscience intensive care units
- general neuroscience units
- combination units (neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurogerontology)
- rehabilitation units
- medical-surgical units
- pediatric units
- emergency and trauma departments
Members work in clinical, research, administrative, and educational settings.
By providing opportunities to share experience and information across this broad spectrum, AANN stimulates growth and improves the quality of neuroscience nursing care in all related fields. AANN develops and supports nurses in providing excellence in care and promotes the neuroscience nursing specialty. As the leading authority in neuroscience nursing, AANN inspires passion in nurses and creates the future for the specialty.