AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Community
Welcome to the AFT Nurses and Health Professionals (NHP) Community!
We are more than 150,000 health professionals strong – registered nurses, medical researchers, physicians, dietitians, psychologists, X-ray technicians, therapists and others. We practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, labs, blood banks, schools and clinics. AFT NHP is the second-largest nurses’ union in the AFL-CIO!
AFT NHP is very focused on partnerships with patient advocacy organizations, community groups and other stakeholders to create a national education and advocacy campaign that focuses on reshaping the U.S. healthcare system in a way that serves the needs of our communities, and that truly puts patients at the center of care. Principles of transparency, accountability and quality are all central to this work.
We are also committed to professional development. Every year, AFT Nurses and Health Professionals hosts a national professional issues conference where our members learn about and discuss issues that affect our work. We also hold special conferences for new leaders, and local presidents.
AFT Nurses and Health Professionals is one of only a few AFL-CIO unions accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
For more information, contact Kelly Trautner, director of AFT Nurses and Health Professionals, Kelly Trautner.
AFT NHP is an accredited provider of continuing education in nursing by the ANCC. As such, we are able to offer live and recorded webinar programs to our members. Program content is shaped by our program and policy council and RN program and policy council, which guide our priorities and work on healthcare workforce and policy issues.
American Federation of Teachers Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
To access webinars and eLearning courses for continuing education credit, click on the Information tab at the top of the page.