The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was established in 1997 as a nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists
ARNS exists to champion the specialty respiratory nursing community, promote excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy
Inspiring, Leading, Empowering
As Chair of ARNS, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). After 20 years of inspirational leadership from our previous chairs, which we celebrated at the 2017 20th Anniversary Conference, ARNS is in a strong position, very well connected and respected by our members, partners and key stakeholders in the respiratory world. I was very excited to become Chair of ARNS in May 2017 and to now work with the Executive Committee to transform ARNS to a not for profit organisation, developing a new structure that will empower more members to be actively involved. These are transformational times for ARNS as we consider how we will inspire, lead and empower our members for the next 20 years and beyond. I look forward to sharing details of how you can apply for the new Committee roles very soon.
The 2018 ARNS Annual Conference is on 5th & 6th May 2018
Latest from ARNSNews & Conference Updates
ARNS welcomes and has endorsed the publication of the BTS Home Oxygen Quality Standards and our members were represented on the development committee by Joe Annandale, Respiratory Nurse Specialist at Prince Philip Hospital, Wales.
BTS survey shows that only 5 in 10 respiratory nurses (53.6%) reported they were able to spend as much time with their patients as needed – and over a quarter (25.3%) felt they were unable to have sufficient patient contact.
Read the response from Wendy Preston, Chair of ARNS, following publication by the Department of Health Tobacco Control Plan for England
At the ARNS 20th Anniversary Conference last month, delegates were invited to complete a questionnaire on COPD and Malnutrition. The results of the questionnaire are shown below: Thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire at the ARNS 2017 Conference...
Education for Health is celebrating 30 years of improving the lives of people with long term conditions. The education charity will mark this important milestone by sharing the stories of 30 people involved in its success on its website and social media channels – one...
Health professionals from across the NHS and beyond are being urged to adopt the latest version of the world’s first evidence-based guideline on the use of emergency oxygen, published today (Monday 15 May). The updated guidance is based on new evidence about how...
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If you would like to join ARNS, we would love to hear from you. There is currently no membership fee for joining, but we require you to complete an application form. ARNS welcomes all nurses currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who have a post-basic qualification in at least one aspect of respiratory care. Associate membership is offered to allied health professionals as well as those working in a non-clinical environment.