Overall goals of ATHNA are the following:

  1. Advance the profession of Travel Health Nursing in North America.
  2. Serve as a resource for individuals who provide care to international travelers.
  3. Assist nurses to keep current regarding recommendations and emerging travel health issues.
  4. Promote communication and networking among Travel Health Nurses across North America.
  5. Facilitate the adoption of ATHNAs Scope and Standards of Care in Travel Health Nursing.
  6. Partner with organizations with a shared commitment to promote the health and safety of travelers.
  7. In 2018-2019 our two goals are ANA recognition of travel health nursing as an official nursing specialty and the exploration of a lower cost, nursing certification by portfolio option.