Poll:Should ANA be the only organization to represent nursing?

  1. Please help...........

    I have to do a presentation concerning ANA being the only organization to represent nursing.

    I would greatly appreciate any input!!!!!

    Do you feel as though only the ANA should represent nursing OR
    nursing is so diverse that multiple organizations are necessary??
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  2. Poll: Should ANA be the only be the only organization to represent nursing??

    • YES

      26.32% 5
    • NO

      73.68% 14
    19 Votes
  3. 8 Comments

  4. by   -jt
    <nursing is so diverse that multiple organizations are necessary??>

    There already are multiple organizations that represent every aspect of nursing & they are all affiliated with the ANA.
    All of the following diverse specialty nursing organizations are related to the ANA. The ANA is just the umbrella that they all come under to speak for nursing as a whole with one strong, collective voice:

    "The American Nurses Association comprises ANA itself, its fifty-three (53) constituent state members, three related entities and thirteen (13) organizational affiliate members. In addition, ANA established the Nursing Organization Liaison Forum (NOLF), which comprises more than 70 national nursing organizations and serves as a platform for addressing important issues that affect nursing and health care in general.

    American Academy of Nursing
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    American Nurses Foundation
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    American Holistic Nurses Association
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
    Emergency Nurses Association
    Intravenous Nurses Society
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

    Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
    Air and Surface Transport Nurses
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing*
    American Assembly for Men in Nursing
    American Association for Continuity of Care
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses*
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
    American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists*
    American Association of Nurse Attorneys
    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
    American College of Nurse Practitioners
    American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
    American Holistic Nurses Association*
    American Medical Informatics Association
    American Nephrology Nurses Association
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association*
    American Public Health Association
    American Radiological Nurses Association
    American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Inc.
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.
    American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)*
    American Thoracic Society
    Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc.
    Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc.
    Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
    Association of Occupational Health Professionals
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. *
    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses *
    Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (Formerly NAACOG)*
    Chi Eta Phi Sorority
    Consolidated Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse International
    Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing
    Dermatology Nurses Association
    Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
    Drug and Alcohol Nursing Association, Inc.
    Emergency Nurses Association *
    Hospice Nurses Association
    International Nurses Society on Addictions (f.k.a. National Nurses Society on Addictions)
    International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ACAPN, SERPN, ISPCLN)
    International Society of Nurses in Genetics
    Intravenous Nurses Society*
    National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC)
    National Association of Hispanic Nurses
    National Association of Neonatal Nurses
    National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses *
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
    National Association of School Nurses, Inc *
    National Association of State School Nurse Consultants, Inc.
    National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
    National Gerontological Nursing Association
    National League for Nursing
    National Nurses Society on Addictions (See: International Nurses Society on Addictions)
    National Nursing Staff Development Organization
    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    National Student Nurses Association
    North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
    Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
    Oncology Nursing Society *
    Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc.
    Respiratory Nursing Society
    Sigma Theta Tau, International, Inc.
    Society for Vascular Nursing
    Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
    Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc. *
    Society of Pediatric Nurses
    Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates Inc.
    Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
    State Nurses Associations in every state, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington DC.......


    The ANA brings each aspect together & is recognized by the government, international arena, and the media as the national authority (cant think of a better word) on nursing -
    in the same way the AMA is recognized as the national authority on physicians & their issues. I think nursing is already fractionated enough & one organization to speak for all with input from all is necessary. You can find out more that might be helpful for your presentation by checking out http://www.Nursingworld.com

    good luck.
    Last edit by -jt on Jan 23, '02
  5. by   ERNurse752
    To be politically strong, I think we need one big collective voice, not an array of smaller ones. The American Medical Association is one big voice, and they are strong. There are so many different voices in nursing right now b/c nursing is so diverse...which in itself is good. But we'll never have strength politically without having one large, strong, unified front.
  6. by   nightingale
    We must strive to be united.. I believe this is the best approach... for the above named reasons... B.
  7. by   OC_An Khe
    -jt
    Thanks for the extensive list, but I didn't see the American Organization of Nurse Executives.....hmmmm
  8. by   -jt
    I copied & pasted the list that they had on the website. I dont know if its a complete list or if there are other affiliations that are missing from it but I do know that the American Organization of Nurse Executives is a subsidiary of the American HOSPITAL Association... not the ANA... although I'm sure there may be nurse executives who are members of both - just as there are staff nurses who are members of both the ANA and their specialty organizations.
    Last edit by -jt on Jan 29, '02
  9. by   live4today
    I SURE HOPE NOT!
  10. by   pama
    I did not see the National Organization for Associate Degree Nurses (NOADN) on the list. Since ADN graduates make up the largest group of RN's in the country this organization is vital. They are doing a tremendous job!
  11. by   inquiringnurse
    When I worked as a manager I felt that the ANA did not represent me. It was tightly bound to contract negotiating units locally. I believe it is doing better now. I was glad to see someone else mentioned AONE.

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