Professional organizations and associations in nursing are critical for generating the energy, flow of ideas, and proactive work needed to maintain a healthy profession that advocates for the needs of its clients and nurses, and the trust of society (Matthews, J.H., 2012).
These organizations are helpful to get the nurses together from all around the nation and share ideas, thoughts, congregate, talk among themselves, and advocate for their causes.
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Very few policy changes take place without the concerted efforts of many advocates working together to bring about a common goal. Joining a professional nursing organization is an important way to enhance individual advocacy efforts. Nurses in an organized professional association have more resources, and are able to strategize more effectively to bring nursing’s perspective to health policy decision makers than do individual nurses. Professional nursing organizations are able to monitor public policy and offer ways for their members to learn about health policy. They also serve as a resource for reliable information related to policy issues and policy makers (Abood, S., 2007).
These organizations contribute to the accountability and voice of the profession to society (Matthews, J.H., 2012).
Matthews, J. H., (2012). Role of Professional Organizations in Advocating for the Nursing Profession. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (17)1
Abood, S. (2007). Influencing Health Care in the Legislative Arena: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (12)1. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No1Jan07/tpc32_216091.html