Two Important Goals for 2018-2019

ATHNA is undertaking this one time, unique membership drive to support two important goals for 2018-2019. Your membership is vital, so we can achieve:

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

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

  • Courses & Conferences - check out the latest courses for fall 2018
  • What's News - we report important travel health updates to keep you current
  • TravelBytes - our monthly blog by travel health experts - What is Disinsection? 9/18
  • Annual NED - a unique, free CE day for updates offered at multiple U.S sites - 2018 NED 4.0 summary
  • Travel Health Nurses Are Asking - Q & A that answers member questions monthly - send us your question
  • Career Center - members can seek and post new positions - new job posting 8/18
  • Plus Standards and protocols for travel health - a set of the official U.S. Travel Health Nursing Scope & Standards, and more..
Since March, ATHNA has undertaken an historic campaign to build membership and bring together North American travel health nurses. While our initial goal was to add 500 members, we are very excited to announce we just exceeded 1000. Our membership now is 1113! If you are reading this and have any colleagues who might enjoy free membership through March 2019 please invite them to register online today. It is quick and easy and it is FREE.

Please pass along the word about our Membership Drive and help us keep growing. More nursing professionals are supporting the health of international travelers. RNs, LPNs, NPs, CNSs and nursing students are all welcome as we grow the exciting nursing specialty of travel health nursing!

Gail Rosselot, ATHNA President, explains the importance and procedure for achieving ANA specialty recognition for travel health nursing...

2018 Election Results

ATHNA welcomes Candace Sandal as President-elect, Lori Barker as a new Director, Diane McHugh as a new Director, and Karen Moore as a returning, second term Director. Congratulations to them all! Please visit our Board of Directors page to learn more about these very accomplished nursing professionals.


TravelByte #27: Why Are They Spraying My Aircraft Cabin?

New 9/19: Do you know what airplane disinsection is?...

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.

30th McGill Tropical Medicine Course: 25 Clinical Pearls for Our Members

Last July, three ATHNA members attended the 30th McGill Tropical Medicine Course. This is an excellent three day meeting held annually in the beautiful Canadian city of Montreal. (Great speakers, nice venue, and delicious luncheons and breaks.) Our membership in ATHNA connected us, so we were able to share accommodations and enjoy "after hours" together in Old Montreal. Collectively Margaret Curry, Julie Richards and I share a rather long string of "clinical pearls" from that meeting with all of you...

ATHNA CE Educational Activity: Chagas Disease

For our members who missed out on NED 4.0 this summer, we will be offering some of the continuing education content over the next six months. Starting today, we share a powerpoint presentation on Chagas Disease. Complete this activity and earn 1.0 nursing CE credit. "Travel Health Pictionary" will be offered starting in December. Continuing education opportunities for nurses are one of the many benefits of ATHNA membership. And remember- you have until October 17 to also earn 0.5 CE with our TravelByte, "Today's LARC: Not Your Mother's LARC- More Effective Contraceptive Options in the Zika Era."...

Should ATHNA start sponsoring a travel program for members?...

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