American Nurses Association<br />The largest nursing organization in the United States<br />By Catherine Mathis<br />
Mission StatementNurses advancing our profession to improve health for all.<br />The Code of Ethics for Nurseswas developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. <br />American Nurses Association<br />
Only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses<br />Advances the nursing profession by:<br /> fostering high standards of nursing practice<br />promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace<br />projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing<br />lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. <br />What will it do for you?<br />
BE Heard: advocating for you and your patients<br />Federal lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care<br />Representing nursing where it matters like EPA, Dept of Labor, U.S. Dept of HHS, WHO, and others<br />Speaking through media like Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CNN and others<br />Membership<br />
Guide the Profession: ensuring nursing quality and safety <br />Maintaining the Code of Ethics for Nurses which was first developed by ANA in 1926. <br />ANA develops and publishes the Scope and Standards of practice for nursing and many of its specialties. <br />Through the National Database on Nursing Quality Indicators, ANA is collecting data that link nurse staffing levels to quality nursing care. <br />Addressing workplace hazards such as back injuries, latex allergies, safe needles and workplace violence. <br />Membership<br />
Promote yourself: professional development tools and opportunities<br />Members save up to $140 on certification through ANCC. <br />Online continuing education available at a discount or free to members. <br />Conferences and educational events at the national and local level offered at a discount to members. <br />Member discounts on nursesbooks.org - ANA's publications arm. <br />Find a new job on Nurse's Career Center.<br />Participate in ANANurseSpace – ANA’s new online social network! <br />Membership<br />
Stay informed: publications that keep you current<br />Free subscription to The American Nurse - a $20 Value. <br />Free subscription to The American Nurse Today - a $18.95 Value <br />Free online access to OJIN - the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. <br />Sign up for ANA Smart Brief – an electronic daily news feed that brings healthcare and nursing news from around the country to your computer.<br />Free access to ANA's informative online (or email) newsletters including - Capitol Update and Nursing Insider<br />Access to the new Members Only Web site of NursingWorld.org. <br />Membership<br />
Influence Decisions: becoming involved<br />Join one of the many committees and boards at the national level that are shaping the direction of the association and the profession. <br />Participate in member surveys that let you influence the association's agenda. <br />Membership<br />
ANA membership saves you money and time by offering you benefits and discounts on products and services that you use in your personal and professional lives. <br />Discounts <br />Insurance, Travel, Shopping, ANA Online Bookstores, ANA Online Continuing Education Classes, Online Degrees, Nurse Certification<br />Benefits<br />ANA Career Center, ANA eNewsletters, ANA periodicals<br /><<<DISCOUNTS>>><br />
Full Membership<br />Depends on what you want and where you are at<br />Direct Membership<br />$179/year (available in NE)<br />Cost<br />
Please visit:<br />http://www.nursingworld.org/<br />For more information….<br />
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