What would you do?

  1. Your district is adamant that they will not cover any professional organizational dues, no exceptions.

    Would you pay $161 out of your own pocket for an NASN membership for access the VSP Sight for Students vouchers knowing that you probably wouldn't use it for much else?

    (and yes, you are working with your local Lion's Club )
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  3. by   MHDNURSE
    Could you at least claim it as "work related expenses" on your taxes so you feel like you are getting a bit of a break?
  4. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    Could you split the cost among other district nurses and share the vouchers with each other?
  5. by   Eleven011
    Has the cost gone up? Or maybe it varies by state. I pay about $36 quarterly for my dues. My district doesn't pay for it either. I do get the VSP vouchers, but I get alot more out of my membership too. I like that I get membership into my state's association. And there is a lot of good info on both the sites.
  6. by   jess11RN
    You're talking to the one and only
  7. by   jess11RN
    Quote from Eleven011
    Has the cost gone up? Or maybe it varies by state. I pay about $36 quarterly for my dues. My district doesn't pay for it either. I do get the VSP vouchers, but I get alot more out of my membership too. I like that I get membership into my state's association. And there is a lot of good info on both the sites.
    Yes, it varies by state. I guess broken down into quarterly, it doesn't seem as bad.
  8. by   OldDude
    No...I would not
  9. by   NutmeggeRN
    I wasn't a member for a long time due to cost. I'm able to do know and have found it to be worth the $$
  10. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    Could a Social Worker reach out to try and acquire similar vouchers? Or have a budget they could pull from to get this resource?
  11. by   AdobeRN
    I wouldn't do it.
  12. by   Flare
    i wouldn't pay for it myself just for that. I pay my own dues to my county school nurse assoc, but it's no where near that cost.
  13. by   BeckyESRN
    Do you have a PTA/PTO/HSA of whatever the parent organization calls themselves in your area? Luckily, Davis Vision provides vouchers in our area, but this is a cost that my school's HSA would gladly pick up.
  14. by   Jedrnurse
    Start charging for ice packs...

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