About SUNA

Mission

As a professional community of urologic nurses and associates, SUNA is committed to enriching the professional lives of our members and improving the health of our patients and their families, through education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.

Vision

A dynamic, varied and robust organization, SUNA is recognized by medical professionals, patients, their families, and the public as the nursing authority on collaborative, compassionate and culturally competent urologic care.

nurseSUNA understands your needs as a urologic health care professional. We are committed to supporting you as you seek the highest level of practice. Since 1972, SUNA has been advancing urologic nursing practice and patient care. We are dedicated to providing top-quality education programs and networking opportunities to members. When you join SUNA, you will tap into the latest practice innovations, connect with your peers, and discover opportunities to advance your career. SUNA is here to guide you on your path to excellence.

The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a national, non-profit professional membership association with over 3,000 members and annual revenues of $1.5 million. SUNA derives its income from membership dues (only $75), conference registration fees, exhibits, advertising, grants, and the sale of educational products.

SUNA publishes a professional, peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal (Urologic Nursing Journal) and a newsletter (Uro-Gram). SUNA establishes the scope and standards of urologic nursing practice and the scope and standards of advanced urologic nursing practice. SUNA provides scholarships, grants and awards to deserving nurses and other health care professionals.

SUNA supports and promotes the certification of urologic nurses and associates by providing educational preparation for the examinations offered which lead to certification in three areas.

SUNA provides a variety of opportunities for participation including local chapters, task forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGS) in five major subspecialty areas.

nurseSUNA membership is open to nurses, students, technicians, and other urologic health care professionals. Corporations and corporate representatives are also welcome to join.

  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Technicians
  • Medical assistants
  • Educators
  • Physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Industry representatives
  • Students

nurseUrologic health care professionals care for patients across the lifespan, providing guidance and treatment for a variety of urologic diseases and concerns. They work in all health care settings and specialize in such areas as:

  • Continence care
  • Male/female sexual dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urodynamics

More Information About SUNA

Guiding Beliefs

  1. We believe patients receive better health care when nurses and associates work in close partnership with other health care professionals as well as with patients and their families.
  2. We believe patients receive better health care when nurses and associates continue to learn and grow personally and professionally in the ways that SUNA provides to its members.
  3. We believe patients receive higher quality health care when their health care is evidence-based.
  4. We believe patients and the public are better served when our members are actively engaged in our professional association, SUNA.
  5. We believe that in order to be the nursing authority in the management of persons with urological health care concerns and to best serve our members and their patients, SUNA needs to be courageous, creative, conscientious, and uphold the highest standards of excellence.
  6. We believe that patients will receive better care when we exercise foresight by anticipating and meeting their needs.
  7. We believe SUNA has a responsibility to promote and contribute to research, education, and evidence-based clinical practice of the highest standards.

Strategic Plan

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Bylaws

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Fact Sheet

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History

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Your career possibilities are endless. The key is knowing which path to follow. 

The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is a professional organization committed to excellence in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and education of its members, patients, families, and the community. Join SUNA today and be part of a community of urologic professionals who will nurture and support you as you advance your career.

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