Spotlight On SUNA: Defining the Role of the Urology Continence Nurse Specialist

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22/06/2024 01:41:34

SUNA, The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, is a U.S.-based professional community of Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses and Associates dedicated to improving the urologic health of our patients and families through high quality education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. We are a network of over 2,000 members promoting quality urologic care since 1972. SUNA has defined the role of Urologic Nursing with a focus on the Advanced Practice Urologic Nurse (Nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist) through its landmark publication; Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing. The organization publishes a professional, peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal (Urologic Nursing Journal) and a newsletter (Uro-Gram) as well as providing two state of the art conferences, the Advanced Practice UroLogic Conference in the spring and the UroLogic Conference in the fall of each year. SUNA establishes the scope and standards of urologic practice for all levels of nursing care as well as supporting Nursing Certification at entry level and advanced practice. SUNA provides support for urologic research, currently funding a survey of Continence Nurse Specialists.

SUNA has long been a champion for continence nursing and recently has refocused efforts to define the unique contributions urologic nursing brings to overall continence care as well as provide a vision for the future of this much in demand nursing specialty.