Professional Associations Membership

Examine the importance of professional associations in nursing. Choose a professional nursing organization
that relates to your specialty area, or a specialty area in which you are interested. provide a detailed overview
of the organization and its advantages for members. Include the following:
Describe the organization and its significance to nurses in the specialty area. Include its purpose, mission, and
vision. Describe the overall benefits, or “perks,” of being a member.
Explain why it is important for a nurse in this specialty field to network. Discuss how this organization creates
networking opportunities for nurses.
Discuss how the organization keeps its members informed of health care changes and changes to practice that
affect the specialty area.
Discuss opportunities for continuing education and professional development.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student
Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar
with the expectations for successful completion.