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Patient Education

ITNS offers high quality patient education materials in multiple languages.
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Watch recordings of state-of-the-science lectures presented at past ITNS Symposia.
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About Us

The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization, to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses who are interested in and participate in the care of solid organ transplant patients.an transplant patients.

ITNS is the first professional nursing organization to focus on the professional growth and development of the transplant clinician. ITNS offers nurses a forum for learning about the latest advances in transplantation and transplant patient care. Over the years, ITNS continues to provide nurses -- skilled in transplantation -- with many opportunities to share their expertise with national and international peers, and receive recognition for their knowledge and scholarly pursuits.

The ITNS Foundation

Help us make a difference in transplant nursing by directly supporting the valuable research and education of ITNS. 
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Career Center

Job Seeker? Employer? Check out the ITNS Career Center for your next opportunity or look for well trained candidates.
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Membership in ITNS 

As an ITNS member, you will enjoy the many benefits of membership, which allow you to:

  • Participate in our transplant-specific educational programs at a discounted rate
  • Network with transplant nurses throughout the world and on the local level with ITNS chapters
  • Earn continuing education and CEPTC credits
  • Receive the ITNS Insider, a weekly e-newsletter of current events in transplant and society news
  • Enhance your professional development through abstract submissions and educational presentations
  • Access to nursing resources such as patient education materials in multiple languages
  • Connect with transplant professionals and ask your clinical questions via the Special Interest Group (SIG) listserves
  • Receive discounted tuition from Chamberlain College of Nursing

View the ITNS membership benefits brochure for more information.

If you don't want to join ITNS online, you can call our Member Services Department at 847-375-6340 to join over the phone or print and return the paper membership application.

**No portion of ITNS membership dues is refundable. Please contact  info@itns.org  with questions.** 

Membership Levels

Active -- 1 year
$120 (All RNs MUST join as Active Members. All Active members are entitled to vote, hold office and serve on committees.)

Active -- 3 Year
$330 (All RNs MUST join as Active Members. All Active members are entitled to vote, hold office and serve on committees.)

Associate -- 1 year
$70 (Any non-RN health professional involved in transplantation. Associate members are not entitled to vote, hold office or serve on committees.)

Associate -- 3 Year
$180 (Any non-RN health professional involved in transplantation. Associate members are not entitled to vote, hold office or serve on committees.)

Retired RN -- 1 year
$95 (Retired members must have been an Active Nurse member for at least 1 year prior to retirement from nursing practice. All Retired members are entitled to vote, hold office and serve on committees.)

Retired RN -- 3 Year
$255 (Retired members must have been an Active Nurse member for at least 1 year prior to retirement from nursing practice. All Retired members are entitled to vote, hold office and serve on committees.)

ITNS offers reduced membership rates for emerging countries. View the list of qualifying countries that are eligible for the reduced $65 USD dues and call our office +1 847.375.6340 to request the reduced rate. 

ITNS and TTS Dual Membership
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ITNS is delighted to invite you to become an affiliated member of The Transplantation Society (TTS). This joint membership is at a significant discount, both in the membership fees and in TTS-sponsored congresses.

Become a dual member of ITNS and TTS in 2 easy steps:
1. Join ITNS
2. E-mail Amanda Mayer, TTS Membership Services at amanda.mayer@tts.org, and let her know you would like to also become a member of TTS.

Dual Membership in ITNS and TTS would entitle you to significant benefits:
• Access to member-only sections of the TTS website www.tts.org
• Free access to educational materials, including TTS Multimedia Library with oral presentations, congresses and meetings, and webinars
• Access to each issue of TTS official Journal Transplantation online as a TTS member with an Electronic Table of Contents sent to you by email
• TTS Newsletter Tribune, updating TTS and Section activities
• Awareness of Global Transplantation events including WHO, ONT and Regional Society activities
• Reduced Registration fees at TTS symposia, congresses and meetings
• Access to Grants, Awards and Proposed Sponsored Fellowships
• Participation in TTS Initiatives including TTS Education Academy, Declaration of Istanbul activities, and nKOL activities
• Participation in voting on locations of future TTS Congresses and for TTS Officers and Councilors.


ITNS Chapters

Have a question about starting or joining a chapter? Contact your Chapter Development Director, Brittany Williams at itnschapters@gmail.com or ITNS Staff at info@itns.org

Looking for contact information for someone? Please submit your request to info@itns.org 

Have an update from your chapter?  Submit it to be included in the ITNS Insider!

Chapter Resources

U.S. Chapters


Colorado Chapter (2001)
President: Angela Miskolci
Email: angela.miskolci@uchealth.org


Northeast Florida Chapter (2003)
President: Adam Faulkner
Email: Faulkner.Adam@mayo.edu


Georgia Chapter (2004)
President: Chris Fowler
Email: christopher.fowler@piedmont.org
Website: http://www.itns-ga.org/


Heart of America (2011)
President: Claire Peterman
Email: cpeterman@kumc.edu


Louisiana Chapter (1992)
President: Julie Hahn
Email: jhahn@ochsner.org


Greater Chesapeake Chapter
President: Heather Carberry

Email: heather.carberry@umm.edu


New England Chapter (2014)
President: Carol Zazula



Great Lakes Chapter (1995)
President: Erika Demars
Email: edemars1@hfhs.org


Upper Midwest Heartland Chapter (2000)
President: Michelle James

Email: mjames2@fairview.org 
Website: http://www.uppermidwest-itns.org/


Gateway Chapter (St. Louis) (2008)
President: Masina Scavuzzo
Email: masina.scavuzzo@bjc.org


Upstate NY Chapter (Rochester) (2004)
President: Judy Gierlach
Email: Judy_Gierlach@urmc.rochester.edu


North Carolina Chapter (1999)
President: Sarah Tollefson
Email: sarah.tollefson.us@gmail.com

OHIO Buckeye Chapter (2001)
President: Lisa Sowers
Email: Lisa.Sowers@uhhospitals.org

Heart of Ohio Chapter (2006)
President: Melissa Mazur

Delaware Valley Chapter (Philadelphia) (2009)
President: Christine Culkin
Email: culkin40@gmail.com

Golden Triangle Chapter (2002)
President: Christine Divens
Email: christine.divens@chp.edu
Website: www.itns-gtc.org

TENNESSEE Midsouth Chapter (Memphis) (2001)
President: Tina Sandoval
Email: tina.sandoval@mlh.org

Dallas / Fort Worth Chapter (1992)
President: Sandy Sander
Email: nicole1sandy@yahoo.com

South Texas Chapter (San Antonio) (2003)
President: Mary Laura Beal
Email: mlbealathome@aol.com

Texas Medical Center (Houston) (2012)
President: Brittany Williams Rhoades
Email: uabrttny@gmail.com


Greater Virginia Chapter
President: Jeanette Amery
Email: jeanette.amery@vcuhealth.org 


Seattle (1995)
President: Jeniffer Hausmann

Email: jeniffer.hausmann@virginiamason.org


National Capital Area Chapter (2010)
President: Caroline Schrader Acker
Email: caroline.acker@ymail.com


WI ITNS Chapter (2008)
President: Susan Little


International Chapters


Alberta Chapter (2003)
President: Gilda Frizzell

Email: gilda.frizzell@albertahealthservices.ca

London, Ontario Chapter (1997)
President: Cheryle Anne Mac Belford
Email: cheryle.macbelford@lhsc.on.ca

Ontario (Toronto) Chapter (1993)
President: Rhonda Allan
Email: rhonda.allan@uhn.ca


Italy (2010)
President: Juri Ducci
Email: j.ducci@ao-pisa.toscana.it


UK / Ireland Chapter (2001)
President Moria Perrin
Email: Moira.perrin@uhb.nhs.uk

ITNS Awards

Transplant Nurses Day Award
The Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest allows patients to nominate an ITNS transplant nurse who has made a difference in their lives.

Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
The Transplant Nursing Excellence Award recognizes a nurse involved in the care of transplant patients who reflects the ITNS mission and values of education, research, and clinical excellence.

Friend of Transplant Nursing Award
The Friend of Transplant Nursing Award recognizes an individual outside the nursing profession who has supported the efforts of ITNS and made an impact in the field of transplant nursing.

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2019 Transplant Nurses Day Award Winner
Stacia Hays, DNP CPNP CCTC
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2018 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award Winner
Susan E.N. Little, RN BSN CCTC
WEB Susan Little
2018 Friend of Transplant Nursing Award Winner
Yolanda T. Becker, MD
FTN Award Module