Do you belong to your state nurses association? I am a member of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA). I also belong to ANA and a district nurses association, the Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association (SONA). The ONA Convention is October 7th-9th in Perrysburg, Ohio. I received correspondence from ONA today indicating my poster abstract Procedural Due Process for Nurses was accepted for presentation. I am looking forward to attending the ONA Convention and ran for one of 30+ seats as a SONA delegate at the ONA Convention. I am also running for ONA elected offices, Nominating Committee and as an Unspecified ANA Delegate.
Are you active in your state nurses association? I pay my dues for ANA, ONA, and SONA membership monthly, I believe its $34.00. I spend more than $34.00 a month on coffee (I am an avid White Castle coffee drinker) and therefore I have no problem spending $34.00 a month to support my chosen profession. I also belong to a number of legal professional associations and needless to say, I spend over $1,000.00 a year on professional association dues. Are you supporting your chosen profession?