On behalf of the officers and Board of Directors of the American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA), we welcome your interest in membership.

ATHNA is the only professional association in North America representing nurses who seek to promote the growth and quality of travel health nursing practice, education, and research.

Our mission is to advocate for nurses engaged in the care of all travelers through professional development, scholarship, evidence-based practice, and specialty board-certification. (December 14, 2023)

The Specialty of Travel Health Nursing

As a professional organization, ATHNA serves to represent and support the interests of North American nurses who have a professional interest in travel health. With that goal in mind, in March 2020 ATHNA achieved official recognition for the specialty through the American Nurses Association. This was an historic and major milestone for the specialty.

In March 2021 ATHNA jointly published with the American Nurses Association Travel Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2021. This text is now the legal foundation for the specialty and the basis for hiring, training, promotion, quality assurance, research and education. Copies are available for purchase at www.nursingworld.org.

Free Membership

Now is a great time for you to join our professional association. ATHNA was founded in 2004 as a professional organization and we offer FREE membership for any nursing professional who participates in the care of travelers OR anyone interested in learning more about travel health nursing. International nurses who practice travel health nursing and nursing students are welcome, too!

If you have any interest in travel health nursing, Join Us!

Your complimentary membership has no obligations, but many benefits, that include:

  • Access to an annual schedule of CE programs relevant to our specialty
  • Our TravelBytes blog on important topics in travel health nursing
  • ATHNA Book & Journal Announcements
  • Participation in ATHNA committees, task forces and board of directors
  • Annual NED: Networking, Education and Development Conference. Sessions are held around the country each summer or virtually to provide easy access for a day of informal member interaction and professional development where CE credits can be earned.
  • Eligible to participate in ATHNA research activities
  • Access to our CareerCenter where members can post openings and interest in new employment opportunities
  • Membership certificate suitable for framing and posting in your practice setting

Renewing Members

No need to process a renewal at this time.