The American Society for Pain Management Nursing®‘s mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy and research.


Access to quality care
All people will have access to healthcare services that provide quality pain management care as defined in core values.

Public awareness
The public will demonstrate self-advocacy skills essential to their pain care needs.

Professional Resources
Members will have instant, easy and affordable access to current, best practices, evidence-based resources.

All healthcare professionals and their patients will benefit from pain management education.

Professional Recognition
Nurses in pain management will be respected, valued and compensated for their expertise as an integrated and indispensable member of the healthcare team.