Become an ERNA member
Be a part of a community of European Nurses with an interest in respiratory care
Members of ERNA represent national and pan-European nursing organisations across Europe that engage with nurses who have an interest in different aspects of respiratory care. ERNA aims to be inclusive and welcome those involved with adults and children conditions, community and hospital care and any interest in respiratory and allergic diseases to join ERNA.
ERNA is about sharing good practice across Europe. It works closely in partnership with its members to make certain that the latest respiratory health information reaches as many nurses as possible with the aim of providing the best quality care for patients.
A key function of ERNA is to raise awareness for the work conducted by its members, and represent them at a European level, where the voices of those engaged on a day to day basis in providing respiratory care can be heard and influence policy with an ultimate aim to improve quality of life of patient with respiratory problems.
ERNA is proud to represent the following national organisations as our members:
- Denmark - Danish Society of Respiratory Nurses www.dsr.dk
- Sweden - The Swedish Society of Asthma, Allergy and COPD nursing (ASTA) www.asta.org.se
- UK - Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists www.arns.co.uk
- UK - Primary Care Respiratory Society - UK www.pcrs-uk.org
- UK -Scottish Respiratory Nurse Forum (SRNF) www.srnf.co.uk
- Finland - Asthma - ja Allergiahoitajat (Asthma and Allergy Nurses Association) www.aah.fi
- Norway - Professional Interest Group for Astma and Allergy Nursing www.nsf.no
- Spain- The Spanish Society of Pulmonolgy and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) www.separ.es
- Iceland - Icelandic Pulmonary nurses http://hjukrun.is/fagdeildir/lungnahjukrun/
- Italy - Italian Society for Interdisciplinary Primary Care www.siicp.it
- Austria - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Pneumologie (Austrian Society of Pneumology) www.ogp.at
Setting up a new Respiratory Association or Network
If you are interested in setting up a new respiratory group in your country, we have put together a guide called ’Setting up a new Respiratory Group. The guide provides you with the necessary information to assist with the first steps to building your own network, such as:
- How to set up your network
- The objectives you would need to consider
- How to define responsibilities, and more.
Click to download the guide Setting up a new Respiratory Group