Professional Nursing Organization 's Advocacy

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Professional Nursing Organization’s Advocacy: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Association
Neila Long
Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing

Professional Nursing Organization’s Advocacy: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Association
Professional Organizations have been developed for a variety of occupations. These organizations provide a structured approach to improving the profession through education, political action and providing additional resources for their members. Throughout the United States (US), nursing students are encouraged to become active members of their profession by joining a professional nursing organization during school and post-graduation. There is an assortment of associations available to the new graduate. The largest professional nursing organization in the US is the American Nurses Association (ANA) (American Nurses Association, 2014). ANA has state chapters that include district branches that offer membership like the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) (American Nurses Association). There are also organizations that focus on specialties like the American Psychiatric Nurses Association or advanced degrees like the Greater Knoxville Area Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (GKAAPRN). These organizations are essential to the advancement of the nursing profession through advocacy, legislation, and impacting standards and scopes of practice as well as the codes of ethics. Professional Nursing Organizations’…
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