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.


October Update

ATHNA is actively pursuing a number of initiatives this month to support travel health nursing. We bring to your attention...

NED 3.0 Wrap-Up

What are the ten countries with the highest population?*

On July 22 ATHNA members came together at four locations across the United States for our annual day of Networking, Education and Development (NED). In New York, the attendee who was able to correctly name 8 of those most populous nations won a door prize...For the answer to this question and a summary of this year's NED event with photos...

Blog CE-New!

This month we introduce our new, ongoing program to offer members free CE. We encourage everyone to read TravelBytes; now some of these blogs will include AANP CE credit for members. Our first CE accredited content addresses LARCs- contraception options that can be especially helpful for any woman traveler, including a woman at risk for Zika. Read the blog and learn how you can qualify for credit...

A Request to the American Nurses Association (ANA)

This month the ATHNA Board of Directors sent a request to the American Nurses Association (ANA) to formally recognize Travel Health Nursing as a distinct nursing specialty. Once we achieve this recognition, we will move ahead with our petition to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to create a certification-by-portfolio program. To read the letter sent to ANA...

What's News


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

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