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 our two goals are ANA recognition of travel health nursing as an official nursing specialty and the creation of a low cost, certification by portfolio that will not require another examination.

    By joining ATHNA during this year of free membership you are helping us achieve these important objectives.