- provides educational opportunities that teach nurses and other health care providers respiratory concepts that promote positive individualized outcomes,
- supports the standards of care for quality respiratory nursing practice developed by the Society,
- promotes and disseminates research, and
- serves as a formal network for communications in the field of respiratory nursing
The purpose of the Respiratory Nursing Society
The Respiratory Nursing Society (RNS) began as a specialty nursing organization in 1990 for the dual purpose of:
- Promoting the practice of respiratory nursing through professional development of its members, and
- Promoting safe and effective respiratory health care for society, including activities related to health promotion, disease prevention, and care through all phases of illness and across all age spans and cultures.
Enhance your professional development
Whether you work in an office, hospital, clinic, school, or research setting, RNS can help you improve your practice with these benefits of membership:
- Communication and interaction with peers.
- Networking with colleagues.
- The opportunity to make a difference in the future of respiratory nursing.
- Involvement in the growth of the specialty.
- Active committee participation