The Kentucky Nurses Association and its union are parting ways.
I changed the poll on this blog today. The poll now asks in your opinion, if State Nursing Associations affilated with the American Nurses Association should exist as a professional association only, as a union only, or as a blended organization.
Is the marriage of a state nurses association and a union healthy in your state? Do you think the union/professional association combination (its referred to as a blended state in the ANA Enterprise) discourages nurses from joining the professional association in your state? Do you think joining a blended state organization, like the Ohio Nurses Association, which is a professional association and a union is unprofesssional? Do you think state nursing associations are relevant and provide needed products and services for today's nurses, union and/or non-union?
I am a member of a blended organization, the Ohio Nurses Association and I will tell you, its interesting. Blended meaning the State Nurses Association has a union arm and a non-union arm/workplace advocacy arm.
I use the term interesting because this is the term used by others (nursing board staff and national and state nursing association staff) to describe this blog and I think by saying something is interesting without more, speaks for itself.
I have a long post next week on the ANA Enterprise (American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association, United American Nurses, and the Center for American Nurses) which is of course just my opinion and just my two cents.