Benefits of Membership

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Be heard: advocating for nurses where it matters

  • Federal lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care, - issues such as safe staffing, nursing workforce development, overtime pay and access to care.
  • State lobbying through ANA-Idaho and nationwide state legislative agenda on issues vital to your scope of practice.
  • Representing nursing where it matters, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many others, right up to the White House.
  • Speaking for nursing through the media including stories in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, 60 Minutes , NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR to name a few.
  • Speaking for U.S nurses as the only U.S.A member of the International Council of Nurses and attending meetings of the World Health Organization.

Guide the Profession: ensuring nursing quality and safety

  • Maintaining the Code of Ethics for Nurses which was first developed by ANA in 1926.
  • ANA develops and publishes the Scope and Standards of practice for nursing and many of its specialties.
  • Through the National Database on Nursing Quality Indicators, ANA is collecting data that link nurse staffing levels to quality nursing care.
  • Addressing workplace hazards such as back injuries, latex allergies, safe needles and workplace violence.

Influence Decisions: becoming involved

  • Join one of the many committees and boards at the national, state and local level that are shaping the direction of the association and the profession.
  • Participate in member surveys that let you influence the association's agenda.

Promote yourself: professional development tools and opportunities

Stay informed: publications that keep you current

  • Free subscription to RN Idaho newsletter.
  • Free subscription to The American Nurse - a $20 value.
  • Free subscription to American Nurse Today, an $18.95 value.
  • Free online access to OJIN - the OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.
  • Free access to ANA's Informative listserves including - Capitol Update and Members Insider.
  • Access to the Members Only area of the ANA-Idaho and ANA Web sites.

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