Traveling Nurse Resources

Travel nursing is rewarding, both professionally and financially, but it can be challenging to settle in to each new assignment. New Directions provides these resources to our nurses for everything you need to know about your profession, location and assignment. If you don’t find everything you need here, just give us a call.

General Nursing Websites

Nursing Center

NursingCenter is the only Web portal nurses need to gain knowledge, develop professionally, and advance their careers. NursingCenter’s vast collection of information from over 30 top nursing journals, including AJN, Nursing2004, Nursing Management, The Nurse Practitioner, Home Healthcare Nurse, and MCN, offers nurses online access to cover-to-cover journal content.


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Travel Nurse Organizations/Societies

American Nurses Association (ANA)

The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 10 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

Founded in 1967, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, is a national organization of nearly 4,000 nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care. Its mission is to represent nurse leaders who improve healthcare. AONE members are leaders in collaboration and catalysts for innovation.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN)

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five United States territories – American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, healthcare providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.

National League for Nursing (NLN)

The American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses was created in 1893. This is the first organization for nursing in the United States of America. The society formed for “the establishment and maintenance of a universal standard of training” for nursing. Ever since that remarkable stroke of courage and spirit over 100 years ago, the National League for Nursing has continued to be the leading professional association for nursing education.

Honor Society of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

U.S. General Services Administration

GSA helps federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services, and management policies.

Specialty Nursing Organizations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Formed in 1985, the AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for NPs of all specialties. AANP has steadily expanded services to meet its mission to:

  • Promote excellence in NP practice, education and research;
  • Advance health policy for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for all;
  • Serve as a resource for NPs, the healthcare community and consumers and;
  • Be a leader in the national and global community.

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

The mission of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is to work for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing. The Association accomplishes its mission through continuing education, information dissemination, standard setting and advocacy on behalf of neuroscience patients, families and nurses.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Established in 1969 to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization.

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators

The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing accurate and timely information, opportunities for education, and representation of Nurse Assessment Coordinators in long-term care.

American Association of Nurse-Anesthetists (AANA)

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 30,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) nationwide.

American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)

The mission of the College is to unite and represent, politically and professionally, nurse practitioners across the United States and its territories. These efforts are to ensure an appropriate, prevention-based healthcare system to better meet the needs of individuals, families and communities.

American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

With membership of more than 11,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, ANNA members work in such areas as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, transplantation, industry, and government/regulatory agencies. Established in 1969, ANNA is committed to advancing the nephrology nursing specialty and nurturing every ANNA member by providing the highest quality educational products, programs, and services.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a membership organization representing the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. APNA fosters excellence in the domains of education, policy, practice, research, and organizational development.

Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc. (AORN)

AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to support registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

ARN’s mission is to promote and advance professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

AWHONN advances the nursing profession by providing nurses with critical information and support to help them deliver the highest quality care for women and newborns. Through educational materials, legislative programs, research and coalition work with like-minded organizations and associations, AWHONN has firmly established itself as the leading association for women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nurses.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

The EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION (ENA) is the national Association for professional nurses dedicated to the advancement to emergency nursing practice.

Intravenous Nurses Society (INS)

As the premier professional organization for infusion nursing, INS is your ultimate resource for successful infusion practice.

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Inc. (NAON)

The mission of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is to advance the quality of musculoskeletal healthcare by promoting excellence in research, education, and nursing practice.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)

NAPNAP is the professional organization that advocates for children (infants through young adults) and provides leadership for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who provide primary in a variety of settings.

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. It’s also the largest professional oncology association in the world.

Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)

The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses is to promote excellence in nursing care of children and their families through support of its members’ clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy.

Travel & Relocation Resources

Travel Nursing Resources

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to-date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than one million editorial and user reviews and ratings of local businesses.

Best Places

Seventeen years ago, we created the “Best Places to Live” study for Money magazine. Our reputation has grown, and now we do more of these “Best Places” studies than anyone else in world. Our content is increasingly the favorite choice of leading real estate, relocation, and job-search sites.

Yahoo! Local

With Yahoo! Local you can find everything from Sunday brunches to ATMs, dry cleaners to daycare. It also helps you narrow down what you want and find things related to what you want to do. So, if you’re planning a date, Yahoo! Local finds the romantic restaurant you’re looking for, the nearest parking garage, and the ATM around the corner –  plus it’ll plot it all on a Yahoo! Local map.

Nurse Relocation Resources

Monster Moving

Today’s the day to get moving. Monster Moving is the most complete online resource to help you through every step of the moving process.

Compare neighborhoods, find an apartment, organize your move and connect your utilities.