I am new to AllNurse (Hello!) and also new to the nursing field as a new nurse. I work in critical care, more specifically stepdown ICU at a trauma 1 hospital. It's pretty advanced compared to other stepdown units so it's pretty much ICU. Nonetheless, I wanted recommendation on which professional organizations to join. I was pretty active in nursing school and attended multiple conferences with ANA (which I'm no longer a part of). I love to read about EVB practices and implementing them.
I recently became a member of ACCN and wanted to explore other organizations to join. I did a little research a found that ANA is unfavored as a RN.
Many advice or recommendations are appreciated.
Once again, hello everyone!
Why is ANA unfavorable? Curious. I have never heard that.
What organizations have your colleagues at work found helpful?
What are your long-term career goals? Maybe an organization associated with your career goals might be of interest to you.
About ANA -- it is a large organization that takes a stand on political issues. Some nurses support that: others don't. Those that don't agree with some of its positions on certain issues might not like the organization because of that ... but I don't understand the "unfavored as an RN" remark, either. I've been an ANA member for years and years.