I attended the ONA Convention this weekend. A dues increase was passed by the House of Delegates today. The Association will be able to hire additional staff and "do the work" of the profession with the increase in dues revenue.
I was elected by my colleagues as a delegate to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates and Center for American Nurses Membership Council both which meet in June 2007 in Washington, D.C.
If you have never attended a state nurses association convention, I would encourage you to attend. The energy throughout the convention is dynamic and there are lively discussions and debates of current nursing issues. A group of us talked to 1am this morning about current nursing issues.