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ITNS Office Closed

Happy ThanksgivingThe ITNS office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, November 30.


CIMI-BRIGHT Validation Survey

BRIGHTlogoThis online survey is a substudy of the Building research initiative group: chronic illness management and adherence in transplantation (BRIGHT) study, an international, multicenter, cross-sectional research project that was launched and conducted in partnership with ITNS. More information on BRIGHT is available in the study protocol published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing (Berben et al., 2014). This substudy is designed to evaluate the CIMI-BRIGHT questionnaire developed for the BRIGHT study. You will be asked to provide some demographic information about you and your transplant center and then to complete the CIMI-BRIGHT questionnaire. This questionnaire asks about practice patterns used in your everyday work and competencies of the healthcare professionnals working in your center. For example, it asks how patients' medication adherence is assessed or how the follow up care of transplant patients in your transplant program is organized. The proposal for the study was reviewed and approved by the ethics committee Nordwest- und Zentralschweiz, Switzerland on April 28, 2015.

Click here to take the CIMI-BRIGHT Validation Study.

Support the ITNS Foundation

ITNS_FoundationThe ITNS Foundation- Advancing Transplant Care One Nurse at a Time

Help us make a difference in transplant nursing by directly supporting the valuable research and education of ITNS members who strive to improve patient care in every way. Please consider a gift to the ITNS Foundation and join us as we work to improve transplant patient care.

Funds are used to:

• Support new research initiatives
• Help qualified members attend conferences and workshops
• Produce patient education materials
• Award and recognize outstanding research and performance
• Offer reduced rates in countries with emerging economies
• Build awareness of World Organ Day, Transplant Games, and Transplant Nurses Day

We are proud that every dollar you donate goes toward educational seminars or symposiums, and to members to further their professional development and clinical expertise and directly apply that knowledge to their own patients or research in their own work settings. Help us transform lives for transplant nurses and their thousands of patients.

To make a donation, call the ITNS member services department at +1-847-375-6340 or complete and mail the donation form.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Interventions to Common Medication-Adherence Barriers (PDF)PocketGuide

This pocket guide, developed by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), provides an overview of the interventions used to overcome the different medication-adherence barriers experienced by transplant recipients.


In The News

  • Review the new bylaws.

  • Read an FAQ to help answer questions about the revised bylaws

Order as many copies as you need free of charge.Click here to order. Developed jointly by ITNS and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.


The Mission of ITNS

The International Transplant Nurses Society is committed to the promotion of excellence in clinical transplant nursing through the provision of educational and professional growth opportunities, interdisciplinary networking, collaborative activities, and nursing research.

The International Transplant Nurses was founded in 1992 as the first professional nursing organization to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses caring for solid organ transplant patients. Today, ITNS is a leading transplant organization with more than 1,900 active members representing 32 countries around the world.

A vital component of countless nursing careers, ITNS provides a forum for learning about the most current advances in transplantation and transplant patient care. Over the years ITNS has provided skilled transplant nurses the opportunity to share and learn with national and international peers and to receive recognition for their knowledge, leadership, and scholarly pursuits. (06/2011)