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.Wendy Preston (Chair of ARNS)
The 2018 ARNS Annual Conference is on 5th & 6th May 2018
Latest from ARNSNews & Conference Updates
Findings from the Delphi survey to identify research priorities by UK respiratory nurses has now been published in ERJ Open Research
Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides substantial health benefits yet many patients are waiting too long for treatment
Today’s new report from the Royal College of Physicians shows significant health benefits associated with completion of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for people suffering with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), yet many patients continue to wait too long for treatment.
20-21 June 2018 International Conference Centre, Birmingham An international multidisciplinary meeting on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Full details and programme can be found here: COPD11 E-flyer Register here...
The new National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP), which adds adult and paediatric asthma to the former National COPD Audit Programme, was launched on 1 March 2018. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to deliver this for the forthcoming 3-5 years.
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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.