Two Important Goals in 2018

ATHNA is undertaking this one time, unique membership drive to achieve two important goals in 2018. Your membership is vital, so we can achieve:

  • ANA recognition for the specialty of travel health nursing in 2018
  • Low cost U.S. certification for travel health nursing starting 2018

While you help ATHNA achieve these goals, your Free membership entitles you to all ATHNA Benefits, so please Join or Renew Today.

  • Courses & Conferences - our most popular feature-a calendar of current CE programs and courses
  • TravelBytes - our monthly blog on travel health topics written by experts
  • TravelByte CE - a quarterly blog that offers free CE credit
  • Annual NED - a unique, free CE day for updates offered at multiple U.S sites
  • Travel Health Nurses Are Asking - Q & A that answers member questions monthly
  • Career Center - members can seek and post new positions
  • Plus Standards and protocols for travel health - a set of the official U.S. Travel Health Nursing Scope & Standards, and more..
For the next six weeks we will track our progress on this membership journey. Return to this site weekly to see how our numbers grow.

Week #2 of the Campaign: ATHNA is growing by an average of 30 new members daily!
Please keep extending our invitation to all your nursing colleagues. Our goals are in sight.


President's Letter: ANA Specialty Recognition in 2018

This month's President's Letter addresses ATHNA's efforts to attain ANA specialty recognition for North American nurses who educate and prepare international travelers...

Members Only Benefits

ATHNA is committed to professional development, networking, research and advocacy in travel health nursing. We offer our members resources for clinics, CE programs, an annual free conference day, monthly updates, regional contacts, and much more... Join ATHNA and start enjoying the many benefits of membership.

Preparing for the ISTM Exam?

Some of our members plan to sit for an upcoming ISTM exam. To help them prepare, we share several articles written by ATHNA members who have successfully sat for the test...

TravelByte #25: Rabies Mass Exposure

This month, ATHNA Board member Candace Sandal DNP MBA APRN-CNP COHN-S FAAOHN shares a recent report of a U.S. rabies exposure. The case, first reported in 2017 by Wyoming public health nurses, highlights some key points about rabies for all nurses in travel health. We encourage you to read this very interesting case study involving one of the largest mass bat exposures. In this MMWR report you will discover:

  • how health officials implemented immediate interventions
  • how risk assessments were completed
  • which persons were given PEP

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