A Word to Exhibitors:

ATHNA 2019 Conference June 4 in Washington, DC

We welcome your participation. We know you will add educational value to our National Networking, Education and Development Meeting. For more information and full details about the program and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Diane McHugh at dianemchughathna@gmail.com.

ATHNA Initiates Fellows Program

In recognition of the growing impact and value travel health nurses provide to our clients, the American Travel Health Association is initiating a Fellows program. The purpose of this honor is to recognize outstanding leaders in the field of North American Travel Health Nursing who have extensive knowledge and expertise in travel health and have made valuable contributions to ATHNA and to the field of travel health nursing in clinical practice, research, teaching, education, authorship or policy development. Nominations are now open for the inaugural June 2019 class.

President's Message

This year marks ATHNA's 15th anniversary!

Incorporated in 2004, our association and the specialty of travel health nursing have come a very long way since then. (For a short history of ATHNA click here.) Last year was an especially busy one for ATHNA with our new membership drive, the introduction of Constant Contact, and the writing of the Scope and Standards of Travel Health Nursing, 3rd edition. This year will also be very exciting as we start 2019 with more than 1300 members and two new initiatives: our first national NED and the new ATHNA Fellows Program. Of course, we will also continue in our multiple year effort to gain ANA specialty recognition.

On behalf of the ATHNA Board, I want to wish all our members a happy, healthy and productive 2019. Travel health nursing is growing as a specialty. Every year, more nurses are entering our profession and so, too, is our impact on patients and global health. Please know how much we at ATHNA value your support for this organization, your specialty, and the quality care you bring every day to your travelers.

Wishing all our members many safe and wonderful travels in the year ahead-

Gail Rosselot

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
  • What's News - we report important travel health updates to keep you current
  • TravelBytes - our frequent blog by travel health experts - What is Disinsection? 9/18 Iguazu Falls 12/14
  • 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
  • Plus Standards and protocols for travel health - a set of the official U.S. Travel Health Nursing Scope & Standards, and more..

Membership Campaign Update-February 2019:

Our Membership Drive has brought so many new members into ATHNA that we are extending the Free Membership until June 2019. Anyone joining ATHNA now can receive the same benefits: free CE, access to our CareerCenter, participation in the DC NED, and more...

This is a very exciting time for our profession, so please encourage your colleagues to join ATHNA during its 15th anniversary year. As the voice of travel health nursing in the United States, ATHNA currently has more than 1300 members. Let's use the next five months to expand our association even more!


TravelByte #28: Iguazu Falls: Niagara on Viagra

Last year more than 3 million tourists visited Las Cataratas de Iguazú (Iguazu Falls), a justly renown UN World Heritage site. Recently returned from her own trip to Argentina, one of our ATHNA members shares some health and safety recommendations for travelers visiting this awe-inspiring South American treasure...

TravelByte #29: Start Here -ATHNA Syndicated Content

As busy travel health professionals, we at ATHNA understand how overwhelming all the information can be. One can waste a lot of time perusing what seems to be an infinite number of websites looking for the knowledge you need, time you often simply do not have when you are trying to get through a long schedule of complex and challenging travel patients.

We're very practical and pragmatic here so we developed a list of key resources with trustworthy, reliable and appropriately evidenced-based content that we regularly use ourselves to share with our members in an efficient manner in a single spot.

To that end, we have a few key items in the Members Only section of our website. These resources are syndicated, meaning that our site is automatically updated with the most current information from germane sites....

CE Activity: Do you know this man?

For our members who missed out on NED 4.0 this summer, we are continuing to offer some of the continuing education content. In September, we shared a powerpoint presentation on Chagas Disease. Members can still complete that activity and earn 1.0 nursing CE credit. Now we offer a CE activity titled Travel Health Pictionary. It is an image driven educational program for which you can also earn 1.0 CE nursing credit.

Continuing education opportunities for nurses are one of the many benefits of ATHNA membership. We encourage you to take advantage of this free and very valuable ATHNA benefit of ATHNA membership. ...

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

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.

Mission of the American Travel Health Nurses Association

To advance nurses engaged in the care of international travelers through professional development, evidence based practice and advocacy.

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