I guess it just really depends on what your interests are, what you want out of them, and what you want to support the most.
ANA is the big, broad nursing association for nurses in general. AWHONN is for women's health, OB, and neonatal nurses so it is much more specific in scope. AWHONN is great if your interest lies there, members get a scholarly journal (JOGNN
) and Nursing for Women's Health
("This refereed clinical practice journal delivers healthcare trends and everyday issues in a concise, practical, and easy-to-read format.")
Link for current issue here
I just noticed that they have a monthly pmt option for dues now here
I am usually a member of AWHONN, ILCA, and FLCA but sometimes they lapse b/c the first two are expensive!!