Do you let your employer know that you belong to nursing associations?

  1. I belong to 3 nursing organizations that are LPN-related, one is specialty-related. I wasn't a member of these organizations before i got this job (heh, no cash). I'm wondering if it's to my benefit or not to make this known?
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  3. by   KatieBell
    Unless you belong to some very unusual nursing association, I can see no reason to hide it from your employer. In fact, if you are actively attending local chapter meetings, or getting CE from these organizations, I think it would be a plus on your annual review. It shows you are actively interested in learning more about your profession.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I wasn't thinking of hiding it, i just wasn't sure if i should go out of the way to let them know that i belong to organizations or not.

    I haven't checked for their latest CE's. I figure if i ask for time off to go to a CE then they'll find out lol.
  5. by   Avie
    I belong to a trade Union (UNISON) and find it is generally useful to let an employer know about my membership as they generally have a healthy respect for a large and powerful union like that.
    Are there nursing trade unions in the US?