Our Mission

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

Our Goals:

  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.

Travel Health Nursing is a growing nursing specialty devoted to the care of the international traveler.


Members Only

Check out the Member Toolkit section to see the "Lay Website Resources Brochure" you can use to help patients prepare for their upcoming trip.

NED 3.0: Another Successful Event July 22, 2017

Four members hosted our third annual day of Networking, Education and Development. This year's sites included NY, MD, TN, and CA. Return to this web page after August 1 for a full report on this very well-received, free CE member benefit. We will post lots of great photos, our resource list, and some of the travel health updates shared at this year's day long event. Start planning to join us in 2018 for NED 4.0!

Help Spread the Word About ATHNA

Share this flyer with your colleagues and coworkers, take it to your next professional meeting.

Updated Scope and Standards

Recently updated for Travel Health Nursing in the Members Only Section.

What's News


The CDC Zika website has recently provided these updates for testing women who are pregnant:
      Testing Algorithm for Asymptomatic Pregnant Women
      Testing Algorithm for Symptomatic Pregnant Women


New interactive CDC map for travelers going to Zika regions-you can search a destination for Zika risk


Immunize Canada has recently re-launched its website in a more mobile-friendly format, and invites everyone to check out the following new features:

  • Fully responsive for hand-held devices
  • Clean new design
  • Updated content
  • Easy navigation
  • Fully bilingual (English/French)
  • More resources to promote immunization