The National Association of Bariatric Nurses was formed in 2004 out of a recognized need for the nursing profession to dedicate resources, knowledge, and research towards improving the life and nursing care of people suffering from obesity.
Despite the alarming prevalence of obesity in the united states, nursing literature lacks sufficient research based evidence to guide nursing care of the morbidly obese and promote safe work practices.
The Mission of the NABN
Advance the health and quality of life of individuals and families experiencing obesity and to promote best practices of holistic nursing care for bariatric patients and their families
Membership in the NABN
NABN members include nursing and allied health professionals who are interested in learning and sharing knowledge about the care, treatment, and intervention of health related problems caused by obesity.
Healthcare professionals join the NABN because they possess or seek unique knowledge about the care and treatment of obese clients and the disease of obesity. Join us as we strive to improve the lives and healthcare of millions of obese children and adults.