The National Federation of Nurses has a website. See http://www.nfn.org/.
The Ohio Nurses Association is part of the OFN. Our convention is in October this year and it is going to be interesting yet again. I am a member of the Ohio Nurses Association.
The website exclaims Its a New Day for Nursing. See the American Nurses Association press release related to the NFN. http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/National-Federation-of-Nurses.aspx
Why does the creation of the NFN mark a new day nursing?
ANA affiliated state nursing associations with unions are either members of the UAN or the NFN.
I don't know where this is going, but it provides me with blogging material without a doubt. Just my two cents, but spare me the lecture about a state nursing association knowing "what is best for its members" as frankly this is the problem. I don't like to regress back to Kindergarten, but I have a mother and "you are not my mom." If I want anything maternal or a mother figure, I can call my mother, my maternal or paternal grandmothers, soon to be mother-in-law, or my great grandmother. Even better, I am a mom and I can talk to myself.
I have been active on the national, state, and local levels and it is the individual nurse by paying dues who support these organizations, whether it is a professional nursing association or a nursing union and it is the "individual nurse" that gets lost in the big picture, power struggles, and mothering.
Did you learn to play nice in the sandbox?