About the International Transplant Nurses Society
The International Transplant Nurses Society 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. Headquartered in Chicago, IL we have grown to become a leading respected transplant organization with active members worldwide.
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.
Our Board of Directors is committed to the field of transplantation and strives to maintain the mission and integrity of the Society through our activities and educational collaborations, and are elected by active voting members via an electronic ballot. The Board follows the by-laws of the organization.
As the professional community of transplant nurses, ITNS provides relevant evidence based education, research, and advocacy to assure excellence in patient care worldwide.
Our Vision Statement
ITNS is known, understood, and valued everywhere for advancing transplant nursing excellence.
The original ITNS logo was designed in 1992 and was a tree with each of the nine leaves representing a solid organ that could be transplanted at the time. The spaces on the tree represented transplants to come. ITNS wanted to incorporate the history of the tree into the new logo. In 2013, ITNS unveiled a new logo that carried over the leaf symbolism from the original logo. The new ITNS logo includes a leaf to represent an organ being donated and transplanted. The hands around the leaf represent our members and are sheltering the organ. The color palette specifically includes earth tones to reflect the diversity of membership in the organization across race, gender, nations, and continents. The leaf appears in the green color that represents transplant awareness. The new ITNS logo represents a personal touch in the transplant nurse's mission as the leaf is placed between two hands as if an organ is being shepherded with the utmost care in the transplant process.