I'm a BSN student graduating in June. One of my instructors suggested I join a professional nursing association in what I may be interested in, e.g. AACN, and attending a conference or two. I haven't done so because I'm not exactly sure what specialty I will pursue. I'm also wary of putting, e.g., AACN on my resume when I will be applying to jobs and new grad programs that aren't critical care; I'm afraid the employer may see that as an indication I would want to move on once I get the minimum amount of experience, thus making me a less desirable hire.
I figure joining the ANA is a safe bet because it's general, but my question is whether it will be helpful on the resume. I figure at worst it won't hurt but I'm wondering if it's worth the money. The primary purpose of joining anything is to enhance my hirability for that first job.
Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks in advance.