Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Professional Nursing Organizations

Becoming a nurse means becoming a member of one of the largest workforce populations in America. This means, that if as a group nurses come together as a united force we have much power to affect policy and change in our country. If, however, we each stick to our own and do not join together in professional organizations, we have very little impact on the national scheme of things.

So what do I mean by professional organizations? There are many organizations out there tailored to you as a student nurse, nurse, minority nurse, or even a specialized nurse within your field. These organizations raise awareness of the specific needs and goals of its members, along with providing many great resources for being a member. NurseZone has a great list of professional organizations found here: http://www.nursezone.com/Advancing-My-Career/professional-organizations.aspx

The American Nurses Association (ANA), one of the largest nursing organizations in the country, put their purpose very elegantly on their website:

“The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.”

(Found at http://www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/AboutANA.aspx)

The National Student Nurses Association (www.nsna.org) is a wonderful organization to be a part of as a student nurse. Becoming a member gives you access to the membership magazine, scholarship opportunities, future job opportunities, and the ability to become an active member or elected official at your school. This means that you have the opportunity to affect change and policies right within your own school!

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (http://www.aamn.org) is an organization that focuses on issues that affect male nurses. This is a great organization to become a member of if you are a student nurse (male or female) that is interested in aspects that affect men in nursing. They also offer scholarship opportunities, conferences to attend, and future job opportunities.

Becoming a member of a professional nurses association is not just something that will affect you as a nursing student. Hopefully it will become a lifelong membership that will aid you and assist you in your many fruitful years as a nurse. Take a look at the many organizations available to you and the benefits they will provide you as a student nurse and nurse.

Are you a member of a professional nursing organization right now? If so, which one? Why did you choose a specific organization over another?

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