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Nursing Organizations

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Has 13 years experience.

What nursing organizations are you part of? As an LPN my options were more limited, but a soon to be RN I see my options are endless. It seems like many of them are well known, but don't seem to actually offer much in terms of benefits. I don't mind paying good money, but I want to spend it wisely.

I do plan on joining my State association. I am starting off as a Float so I won't have neccesarily a specialty at this point.

calivianya, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Joining your specialty's organization is always a good idea, IMO. I am a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and I get a journal in the mail every month. Free knowledge! I love journals. I always at least skim through them when they come, even if I don't go all the way with reading them.

A lot of the articles in the journals can also be completed for CE credit for free if you're a member. I don't know about other specialty specific organizations, but AACN also has reduced fees for their conference, NTI, and reduced fees for specialty certification testing/renewal if you are a member. It's definitely worth it for me.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

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