LPN / LVN Nursing Associations

  1. I'm new to this but I'd like to ask all the LPNs and LVNs that use this service to tell me what you think or know about LPN/LVN nursing associations. Tell me things like do you belong to one, if so, which; if you don't why you don't. You can be honest, if it's money, it's money. If you don't know what they do, say so. The National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service is anxious to provide you with the type and quality of services you want. This is a great way to help us help you.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Jules A
    I am a member of the NFLPN. In general I think LPNs are not nearly as proactive as they should be when it comes to requiring respect for our education and skills.
  4. by   napnes
    Jules, I have discovered thus far that you are 100% correct. I'm thrilled to hear you are a member of NFLPN. It is just so important to belong to a professional association because they have access where individual nurses do not. Thanks for your reply!:spin:
  5. by   tntech1
    I am a LPN student. I am a member of NAPNES. I joined in December:spin: .
  6. by   Jules A
    Quote from tntech1
    I am a LPN student. I am a member of NAPNES. I joined in December:spin: .

    Good for you! The NFLPN also has a reduced rate for students. Its something to put on your resume also.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    NFLPN, NAPNES, and, and the VLPNA (virginia).
  8. by   Fiona59
    Up here in Canada, it's a requirement to keep our license that we belong to the provincial college. Some provinces have more active Colleges of LPNs than others.
  9. by   napnes
    Quote from tntech1
    I am a LPN student. I am a member of NAPNES. I joined in December:spin: .
    tntech, glad to hear you've joined your professional association. Tell me what you expect an association should be doing. This may be a little harder for a student, but if you have thoughts, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  10. by   napnes
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    NFLPN, NAPNES, and, and the VLPNA (virginia).
    Marie, you've gone well beyond by joining all three. Tell me what you expect your associations should be doing? Services, benefits, etc.
  11. by   napnes
    Quote from Fiona59
    Up here in Canada, it's a requirement to keep our license that we belong to the provincial college. Some provinces have more active Colleges of LPNs than others.
    Fiona59, sometimes I wish we had such a requirment here in the states!
  12. by   tntech1
    Quote from napnes
    tntech, glad to hear you've joined your professional association. Tell me what you expect an association should be doing. This may be a little harder for a student, but if you have thoughts, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    For one thing I know for sure is: (1). to make my soon to be profession respected and to be taken seriously by other professionals. That is what I hope I and other SPN and LPN can bring to the table. What I expect from my assoicates is to keep me abreast with up coming changes or advances in this profession. Just for starters.
  13. by   napnes
    Quote from tntech1
    For one thing I know for sure is: (1). to make my soon to be profession respected and to be taken seriously by other professionals. That is what I hope I and other SPN and LPN can bring to the table. What I expect from my assoicates is to keep me abreast with up coming changes or advances in this profession. Just for starters.
    Well put tntech1. While it is difficult to do much volunteering when you're a student, I hope you will consider being part of the solution and in addition to being a member, consider serving on our committees or boards.

    NAPNES has two great ways for you to keep up with the latest things going on. You can subscribe to our free online newsletter, if you haven't already done so and you can download our free Nursing Toolbar.

    To sign-up for the newsletter, go to:
    http://www.napnes.org/newsletter

    The toolbar can be downloaded by going to:
    http://www.napnes.org/bar
  14. by   tntech1
    [quote=napnes;2018353]Well put tntech1. While it is difficult to do much volunteering when you're a student, I hope you will consider being part of the solution and in addition to being a member, consider serving on our committees or boards.

    NAPNES has two great ways for you to keep up with the latest things going on. You can subscribe to our free online newsletter, if you haven't already done so and you can download our free Nursing Toolbar.

    To sign-up for the newsletter, go to:
    http://www.napnes.org/newsletter

    The toolbar can be downloaded by going to:
    http://www.napnes.org/bar[/quote

    Yes, I have already signed up for the news letter. Keep me posted with more information.

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