I have heard alot of undercurrent going on about the ANA and having to be a RN to fully join. The ANA (from what I understand) will let LPN's join in a limited capacity.
OK, this is what I don't understand. People are complaining that, just because they are LPN's they are being discriminated against by the ANA right? Yet there is an organization exclusively for LPN's. The NFLPN, which by the way is for LPN's exclusively, not RN's. So what is the problem? Where is the discrimination coming from?
Each organization claims to be there for the betterment of nursing, so why not join the respective organization that represents the sector of nursing that you are in and work with that one instead of crying about not being allowed to be in one that represents another sector? Or better yet try to get both organizations to work together for the betterment of nursing!
Sorry, this argument is getting tiresome! If you want to better nursing then go to the organization that represents LPN's (if you are an LPN), RN's(if you are an RN) or CNA's (if you are a CNA) etc and work with them for the betterment of nursing. Put your energies where they are needed instead of into complaining about whichever organization is slighting you for whatever reason!