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

  1. Just curious if, in hindsight, anyone found their membership truly worthwhile.
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    About DolceVita, RN

    Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 1,581; Likes: 1,240
    Registered Nurse; from UK
    Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Correctional Nursing

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  3. by   yesdog
    Yes...I got to list it on my resume and for a mere $10, I got a cord to wear on graduation.
  4. by   Nurse_Diane
    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
  5. by   chrisciwi
    I have looked at getting it and plan on it, you can get mal-practice insurance CHEAP, and just so you know MOST colleges malpractice insurance 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
  6. by   K os
    Didn't help me one bit.

    BTW, you don't have to be a member to find inexpensive malpractice insurance.
  7. by   Be_Moore
    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.
  8. by   Scooter321
    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?
  9. by   wonderbee
    Yeah. I got an all expenses paid trip across the country to attend the NSNA convention in Salt Lake City. Not too shabby.
  10. by   DolceVita
    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.
  11. by   DolceVita
    Quote from wonderbee
    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.
  12. by   Scooter321
    Quote from DolceVita
    Um Hello! How does a girl get one of those? Happy to take free advice here.
    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.I have no idea how things work in this new field though.
  13. by   DolceVita
    Quote from Scooter321
    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.I have no idea how things work in this new field though.
    OK I am sold! So much for pure motives...
  14. by   Scooter321
    Quote from DolceVita
    OK I am sold! So much for pure motives...
    :hehe:
    Believe me, it was toooo easy to become president of that small chapter, and I really did work for the perks. I'd be willing to do it again, but I have a feeling things will be pretty different in what must be a huge association. Don't come running to me for your air fare when they won't pay your way to Paradise next year. LOL! nbch:

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