New York Based


The NPA was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization under the name The Nurse Practitioner Association, Inc. Since 1980, The NPA has grown financially, programmatically and increased the visibility and credibility of nurse practitioners within the healthcare community, at both the national and state levels of government, and with consumers throughout New York.

Our mission is to promote high standards of healthcare delivery through the empowerment of nurse practitioners and the profession throughout New York State.

Our vision is New Yorkers deserve access to nurse practitioners who are free to practice without unnecessary barriers. Nurse practitioners are committed to providing quality care as integral members of a collegial healthcare community.

The NPA values are: commitment to excellence and serving the public good; respect for the worth and dignity of individuals; organizational and professional accountability; respect for pluralism and diversity of opinion and contribution; mutually beneficial outcomes for members and for society; flexibility in adapting and adjusting to change; and, encouragement of growth, continuous learning and discovery.

The New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Inc. (d/b/a) The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) is a New York not for profit corporation. The NPA has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under the Internal Revenue Code, The NPA may endorse political candidates and advocate for positions on public policy issues that affect the nurse practitioner profession in New York. The NPA advises its members that 25% of their individual membership dues are spent on lobbying expenses and that this amount is not tax deductible as a business expense on the member’s individual or business tax return.

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The New York Association for Ambulatory Care (NYAAC) is a voluntary, nonprofit organization of professionals from various disciplines who have a strong professional commitment to the delivery of ambulatory health care services in its various settings and have a responsibility to the people served in these different health care environments. The commonality of the membership centers on the issues that arise from the delivery of ambulatory care services. Members are employed in the health care industry in various facilities, organizations, companies, and private and governmental agencies, the majority of which are located in the metropolitan New York City area.

Formed in 1966, NYAAC is an organization which fosters professional collegiality among its members through a series of programs featuring speakers whose presentations cover key health care issues. Along with its newsletter and a developing website, NYAAC offers its members a forum to enhance their knowledge and skills, to network, to share ideas, and to stay current in an ever-changing environment.


NYDAA is the professional organization in New York State, Representing ALL dental assistants.


The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

Our staff works with our members to meet their needs through representation in the workplace, advocacy in the halls of government, and provision of quality continuing education and practice standards.

Support and enhance the practice of the registered professional nurse and improve the public’s health by providing leadership in changing the healthcare environment.

Nursing is evolving, innovative, accessible and reflects society’s diversity. Registered professional nurses are recognized as essential providers of healthcare services and the primary advocate for the public. Nurses understand the value of collective power and actively engage in organizations that promote nursing — practice and community involvement.



The New York State Veterinary Medical Society is poised to lead the veterinarians of New York State in education, advancement and protection of animal well being, public health and the practice of veterinary medicine.

For nearly 125 years, the NYSVMS has been the resource for New York State’s veterinarians.


The mission of the New York State Ophthalmological Society is to associate and affiliate into one organization all reputable Doctors of Medicine and Osteopathy licensed to practice in the State of New York and engaged in the practice of Ophthalmology to:

– Promote the preservation of vision and the prevention of blindness by educating the public concerning the eye, its dysfunction and diseases;
– Promote the effective utilization of the scientific knowledge and medical capabilities of ophthalmology together with those of other related branches of medicine for the benefit of the public;
– Make studies, reports and recommendations on any matter in question involving the socioeconomic interest of ophthalmologists and to present such studies, reports and recommendations together with resolutions and opinions of its members to any person, body or agency, governmental or private, whose action or decisions may affect the interests of physicians or the practice of ophthalmology;
– Collaborate with medical specialty associations and organizations in addressing issues and concerns that affect the overall practice of medicine and ophthalmology;
– Disseminate information concerning the practice of ophthalmology and to inform and educate practitioners of general medicine, other medical specialties, residents, interns and medical students as to the unique scientific and medical capabilities of ophthalmology; and
– Initiate, coordinate and promote meetings of educational and academic interest to ophthalmologists, their staffs, and the general public.


** provides:**

– Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coursework, continuing education, and training opportunities right at your fingertips
– A convenient directory that outlines resources available in the region for current and prospective EMS and other pre-hospital care providers
– Course and training providers a tool to easily post and promote upcoming courses

**Helping you:**

– Learn how to become certified and stay certified as an EMT or a pre-hospital care provider in New York State

– Identify New York State EMT requirements

– Locate continuing medical education (CME) courses for health care providers in pre-hospital and hospital settings find emergency medical service (EMS) training programs

– Post courses and training schedules if you are a provider of continuing education.

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The New York Black Nurses Association is a professional organization of African American nurses in the New York City area. New York Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NYBNA) was founded in 1971 by the following visionary nurses: Dr. Allisan Bennett, Charles Hargett, Phyllis Jenkins, Beverly James, Sylvia Jones, Dr. Janice Ruffin and Andre Vialet in response to the growing concern for the health status of the African American. These men and women of vision realized that black nurses had the responsibility of attempting to change the status of health and health care within the Black communities of NYC. When the National Black Nurses Association was later founded, NYBNA became one of its first chapters. The New York Black Nurses Association extends membership to all nurses both RN and LPN and also to nursing students.

Following the leadership of its first president, Charles Hargett, NYBNA continues to offer educational programs at its regular meetings and at special forums. Presenters have included noted practitioners from the field of education, nursing medicine, social services, mental health, politics, finance and administration. NYBNA has collaborations with Helene Fuld College of Nursing, NYU division of Nursing, Lehman college Department of Nursing, Hillcrest and Jane Addams Vocational High School Health Careers Program, as well as NYC Board of Education and Continuing Education Programs. Scholarships are awarded to nursing students through the Vivian Leslie Memorial Scholarship Fund. Vivian Leslie was the fourth president of the NYBNA. A bi-annual Leadership in Practice award is made to a practicing nurse in memory of Maggie Jacobs. Maggie Jacobs, who was a member of NYBNA amongst many other organizations, was also an advocate and educator. With her persistence and hard work, she targeted issues surrounding nursing as well as health care in the community and even globally. Maggie Jacobs’s commitment to nursing was commemorated by the New York State Nurses Association with their highest accolade “Honorary Recognition- for distinguished service to the nursing profession”

NYBNA participates in campaigns for social justice and healthcare issues. Extensive community outreach, health/safety teachings, illness screening and referrals have been made in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association; American Cancer Association; American Red Cross Disaster Health; Mental Health Association of New York City; Link to Life Bone Marrow Registry; John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Anhauser-Busch Community Health Mobile; Bronx Community Board #3; Greater Harlem Nursing; Caribbean American Nurses Association; Queens County Black Nurses Association; Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Kappa Eta/Theta Chi Chapters; NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church; Springfield Garden United Methodist Church; Christian Parish of Spiritual Renewal; United Federation of Teachers, African American Health Committee; Injury Prevention Program at Lincoln Medical Health Center; African American Parade Committee, Hispanic Federation, NYC Parks Department, District 37, Quality Work Life.


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA’s more than 71,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

Quality information is essential to all aspects of today’s healthcare system. Health information management (HIM) is the body of knowledge and practice that ensures the availability of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical health-related decision making for multiple purposes across diverse organizations, settings, and disciplines.


The Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMA of NYC), Inc., was founded in 1894, and is one of the oldest local veterinary societies in the United States. It was established “to improve and advance the education of veterinarians and the science of veterinary medicine; to foster and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, courtesy, and ethics within the profession; to foster protection of the public health; and enlighten and inform the public in regard to veterinary medicine, science, knowledge and avoidance of cruelty to animals, wherein it affects the public good and welfare.”

Member veterinarians of the VMA of NYC are general practitioners and specialists. They work in large and small private practices, large specialty and referral centers, New York City Government, humane societies, New York City zoos and animal shelters.

The VMA of NYC meets every month of the year except July and August. The Executive Board meets in the afternoon, followed by a general membership meeting in the evening. At these meetings, issues affecting New York City veterinarians and animal welfare are discussed in detail. The general membership meeting in the evening is followed by a scientific lecture providing the New York City veterinary community with information about the latest developments in veterinary medicine. The VMA of NYC also publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members, The New York City Veterinarian.

In 1938, the VMA of NYC affiliated with the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS), which is made up of twelve regional veterinary associations throughout New York State and represents more than 3,500 veterinarians registered to practice in New York State.

The NYSVMS was founded in 1890 and its leaders were the pioneers of modern veterinary medicine. They were instrumental in introducing a practice act for veterinary medicine into law in 1895 when veterinarians joined physicians as one of the first licensed professions in New York State.

The NYSVMS promotes the practice of veterinary medicine, animal well-being, and public health, and offers a broad scope of programs and services to keep veterinarians and the public informed about issues, laws and regulations affecting veterinary practice.

As a result of the excellence of its educational programs, publications and legislative efforts, the NYSVMS has become a recognized and influential voice for veterinarians on the national level, and before the New York State Legislature and regulatory agencies.


Welcome to the website of the Westchester County Medical Society (WCMS), of New York, the leading advocate for all Westchester physicians and the patients they serve.

Since 1797, the WCMS has dedicated itself to “improvements in the healing arts as well as the general good of mankind.” Specifically, the Society is committed to:

– The advancement of medical science in Westchester County.
– The improvement of the quality of medical service among the practitioners and hospitals of the County.
– The protection and improvement of the public health.
– The establishment and enforcement of the highest standards of medical competency and character among the physicians of the County.
– The proper and ethical education of the public in matters of medicine and public health.
– The promotion and protection of the rightful and desirable interests of the medical profession, individually and collectively, in Westchester County in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.



Nurse Practitioners of New York (NPNY) was founded in 2000 by a group of Nurse Practitioners and advocates for accessible, affordable and quality health care.


Support the contributions of Nurse Practitioners and promote our importance to the delivery of quality health care
Empower Nurse Practitioners via continuing education and professional networking
Advocate for Universal Health Care for all
Lobby for policies and legislation that ensure quality health care on the local, state and federal level


Get FREE CE credits at our monthly meetings — 2 CEs per month; earn up to 24 CEs per year!
Network with colleagues at our monthly programs and through social media
Access to additional clinical and professional perks via social media
Work with colleagues on a committee for professional growth and participate in building the organization
Find a mentor- for NP students and experienced professional in search of support
Gain experience lobbying for state and local legislation with the support of experienced colleagues
Free subscription to “The Advocate,” the NPNY Newsletter
*NPNY uses LinkedIn, a professional networking website, for important updates, program/event announcements, to share electronic copies of CE program handouts, job postings, and other information available exclusively to NPNY members


**Who We Are**

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit, voluntary professional association uniting 3 of every 4 doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM’s) in New York State. NYSPMA is the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association ( and its affiliated national network of certifying boards and professional colleges. Established in 1895, we were the first organization of its kind in America.

We’re a non-profit organization representing 1,200 doctors of podiatric medicine in the Empire State. We are also the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

NYSPMA members adhere to a code of strict ethical standards and participate in numerous programs to benefit patients, the podiatric profession and the general public. When you select a podiatrist who is a member of the NYSPMA, you can be sure you’ve chosen one of the profession’s premier practitioners. Your feet will be in the best of hands.


Founded in 1951, the purpose of Nursing Students’ Association of New York State (NSANYS) is to aid in the transition from undergraduate student nurses to the professional world. Our goal is to help mold the future of nursing by first developing accountable, responsible and motivated leaders; only through involvement can we create change…and this change can start with you.


**For more than 50 years, the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) has represented the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and individuals served by members of these professions.**

**Our Mission**
Empowering members to serve individuals with hearing, communication and related disorders through best practices, professional development and advocacy.

**Our Vision**
The leading New York association and resource for professionals in communication sciences and disorders.

**Our Values**
In serving the members, the leadership is guided by these principles:

-Our Members

A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional trained in the study of human communication, its normal development, its disorders and its treatment. A speech-language pathologist is licensed and certified by the State Education Department in New York.

An Audiologist is a professional concerned with normal and impaired hearing, and with identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of those who have hearing problems. An audiologist is licensed by the State Education Department in New York.

**Licensed Professionals in NYS as of January 2013**

**SLPs 16,032**

**Audiologists 1,361**

SLP and audiologist licensure requirements include obtaining a graduate degree or its equivalent, 375 hours of supervised clinical experience, 36 weeks of full-time supervised experience (or equivalent part-time), and passage of a national exam. The individual must be 21 years of age and of good moral character.

Licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists are also required by law to complete 30 hours of continuing competency learning activities every three years.

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