Did you get any real benefit from being in the Student Nurses Assoc.?

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Just curious if, in hindsight, anyone found their membership truly worthwhile.

yesdog, BSN, RN

177 Posts

Specializes in SICU.

Yes...I got to list it on my resume and for a mere $10, I got a cord to wear on graduation.

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Specializes in Psychiatry.

I didn't think it was worth the money I spent, IMHO. I only joined to list it on my resume, and looking back, that wasn't such a bright idea. I could have found better things to spend my $$ on.

Just my $.02

Best,

Diane

chrisciwi

51 Posts

I have looked at getting it and plan on it, you can get mal-practice insurance CHEAP, and just so you know MOST colleges only covers you while your at your college, once you graduate and someone decides to name you on a suit, your responsible for it 100% your college malpractice insurance will not cover it, nor will your current police (its like $29 a year for 1,000,000/6,000,000 coverage (1 mil per occurance, 6 a year) thats why I am joining

K os

44 Posts

Didn't help me one bit.

BTW, you don't have to be a member to find inexpensive .

Be_Moore

264 Posts

Specializes in Pulmonary, MICU.

It got me access to the MNA conference...so I basically got to skip some school and party hard core at a casino during the states nursing conference. So yeah, it was worth it to me, haha.

Scooter321

238 Posts

Is it okay if I add my question to this thread? Are you guys talking about the national association, or would your state association be the way to go (if anything)? For those of you who like the idea, which would/did you join?

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wonderbee, BSN, RN

1 Article; 2,212 Posts

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

Yeah. I got an all expenses paid trip across the country to attend the NSNA convention in Salt Lake City. Not too shabby.

Specializes in IMCU.

I am referring to my State Assoc. but that give me membership in the National Assoc.

I confess that I did join and should have thought about it more. Much of the website hasn't been updated since 2007 -- including things like minutes.

I did notice that the majority of "leaders" seem to be from the same college -- there is not a soul from my college on any committee or anything.

Oh well -- we shall see.

Specializes in IMCU.
Yeah. I got an all expenses paid trip across the country to attend the NSNA convention in Salt Lake City. Not too shabby.

Um Hello! How does a girl get one of those? Happy to take free advice here.:D

Scooter321

238 Posts

Um Hello! How does a girl get one of those? Happy to take free advice here.:D

Thanks DolceVita. I hope you do get something out of your membership. I'm going to look into it. I'm a "joiner" by nature. I joined my professional (medical transcription) association and quickly found myself getting very involved. I ended up as president of the local chapter (very small), but that was fantastic for making friends, building confidence, networking, and ultimately an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual national convention and expo in my third year as president. As it just happened to be in Hawaii that year, I was a very happy camper.:yeah:I have no idea how things work in this new field though.

Specializes in IMCU.
Thanks DolceVita. I hope you do get something out of your membership. I'm going to look into it. I'm a "joiner" by nature. I joined my professional (medical transcription) association and quickly found myself getting very involved. I ended up as president of the local chapter (very small), but that was fantastic for making friends, building confidence, networking, and ultimately an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual national convention and expo in my third year as president. As it just happened to be in Hawaii that year, I was a very happy camper.:yeah:I have no idea how things work in this new field though.

OK I am sold! So much for pure motives...:D

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