Do any of you belong to any nursing organizations or associations?

  1. I have been thinking about joining at least 2 that I am interested in. I think it's important to establish relationships with people who are in the same career field and/or interests as you do. Also, a lot of organizations/associations are offering scholarships....


    Fatima
    "RN 2B from Jersey"
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   peaceful2100
    I just filled out the forms for the National student nurse association and there is another association that I am joining that I rather not say because it caused HUGE controversy on another board. The instructors at my school STRONGLY encourage that we get involved in nursing organizations/association. They say it is a wonderful way to network with people and connect with other people who share the same interests you do.
  4. by   WI-RN2be
    I am a member of the National Student Nurses Association and my state association.

    It is a great opportunity to form some contacts in your state and national organization.
  5. by   LuvaNurse04
    I am planning to join the NSNA soon. I have the application downloaded already, but I need to buy a few other nursing essentials before I can pay for membership.

    I think that its a great way to become more involved in our future profession.
  6. by   zacarias
    Hey all!

    Well, I do plan to join a couple professional organizations as soon as I have sufficient money! hehe. I would say by this summer. A couple nights ago I went to a meeting of my county's nursing association which is a subsidiary of the WA state nursing association. The president of the latter organization was there! It was great.
    I'm applying for two scholarships related to organizations before March. It's a long shot but I have to give it a try!
    Question for you guys. My county's nursing association is part of the state nursing assoc. which is part of the ANA. So, if I join my county's assoc., does that mean I'm then also a member of the ANA??? What about if I join my state organization? Or do I have to join all three to be a part of them?

    Z
  7. by   Bonnie Blue
    I joined a nurse practitioner organization and the american association of critical care nurses. Students get discounted rates and you get the journals which can be really helpful when doing research. And you get newsletters that keep you updated on what's going on in the field.
  8. by   Nrswannab
    I joined the NSNA and am in the process of joining the AORN.
  9. by   prmenrs
    CNA, NANN, and Sigma Theta Tau, when I can afford the dues!!
  10. by   prmenrs
    CNA, NANN and Sigma Theta Tau when I can afford the dues.
  11. by   prmenrs
    CNA, NANN, and Sigma Theta Tau when I can afford the dues.
  12. by   Brownbetty
    I have joined the NSNA. However, it is somewhat difficult to be active because of my hectic schedule. I wiould like to attend the National convention in Philadelphia in April but $$ is an issue and missing clinical rotation is difficult.
  13. by   prmenrs
    SORRY FOR THE TRIPLICATE POSTING!!!
  14. by   bassbird
    NSNA and I just joined American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

    I also hope to go the the ANA convention in July and get a first hand look at what goes on.

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