Of the Association of Camp Nursing


The primary publication of ACN is CompassPoint, the quarterly journal included in an ACN membership. Members often state that it is one of the most valuable resources of an ACN membership.

Back issues of CompassPoint are completely searchable by topic, use the primary search bar on the website. Back issues are available for members in pdf format. They may be downloaded. Non-members may purchase back issues of CompassPoint through the Camp Nurse store.

Submit an Article for Publication

ACN welcomes the submission of articles for consideration to be published in CompassPoint. CompassPoint accepts a variety of  offerings including case studies, anecdotal experiences, research findings, and educational information.  ACN offers writing mentors for anyone who would like assistance with their potential articles.  For more information contact Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director of ACN, or Marcia Ellett, Editor of CompassPoint

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The Scope and Standards of Camp Nursing Practice

Developed by the Association of Camp Nursing, the Scope and Standards of Camp Nursing Practice is available in the Camp Nurse store.

Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines from the Association of Camp Nursing

These guidelines provide direction and support for five of the most common activities performed by health care staff at camps.

Scope and Standards of Camp Nursing Practice

Point of Care Guide

This text is written for nurses, to support clinical care and services you may provide in a camp setting. Our hope is that camp nurses use these practical guides to help identify key aspects of nursing care (assessment, treatment, nursing care, documentation, evaluation) for those who present at the camp health center. Each topic targets a commonly encountered health alteration no matter what kind of camp at which the nurse is working. Using this guide assists nurses in following the nursing process when providing care. The guide is 4 x 6″ in size, printed on stone paper which is waterproof and tear resistant. This combination offer includes the PDF download edition also, suitable for any mobile device that has the capability of reading PDF documents.  Published December 2020

Available in the Camp Nurse Store


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Association of Camp Nursing

Executive Director: Tracey Gaslin PhD, CRNI, CPNP, FNP-BC

19006 Hunt Country Lane, Fisherville, KY 40023
tel: 502.830.8393