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N.J. Nurses Advocate on Capitol Hill for Opioid Addiction Treatment

NJSNA Also Supports Gun Violence Study, Safe Staffing WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 21, 2018—Representatives from the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) advocated today on Capitol Hill for several critical public-interest concerns, such as opioid addiction

Law Empowers Nurses to Help Stop Gun Violence

Signed Bill A1181 Requires Reporting by Health Care Professionals TRENTON, N.J.—June 14, 2018—The New Jersey State Nurses Association applauds new legislation that allows mental health practitioners, including advanced practice nurses (APNs), to keep firearms away from mental health patients who

Nurses Inspire, Innovate and Influence

As we celebrate Nurses Week, we view it as a time for reflection because there is no more important work than caring for others. We are celebrating how nurses inspire, innovate and influence as this year’s theme. This captures the

NJSNA Celebrates Legislative Victory to Protect Public Health, Vulnerable Populations

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Earned Sick Day Legislation into Law TRENTON, N.J.—May 2, 2018—On behalf of hard-working employees, the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) celebrated an important legislative victory today when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Earned Sick and

NJSNA Recognizes Top NJ Nurses

TRENTON, N.J.—April 9, 2018—The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) recently recognized Deborah Ewtushek, MSN, MS, RN, CCSN-NJ and Susan Weaver, Ph.D., RN, CRNI, NEA-BC for their outstanding work towards inspiring the lives of other nurses. Ewtushek, a nurse educator

RWJ Nurse Recognized as Diva for Work with LGBT Community

Nurse Recognized for Eliminating Health Care Disparities in Underserved Populations TRENTON, N.J.—April 6, 2018—The Institute for Nursing, the foundation of New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), honored Jackie Jacalan-Baras, MSN, MBA, RN, quality nurse manager- perioperative services, Robert Wood Johnson

Earned Sick Day Testimony for Assembly Labor Committee

Earned Sick Days

From Judy Schmidt, New Jersey State Nurses Association CEO With more than 20,000 people sick with the flu in NJ this year, paid sick days are a matter of good public health. Perhaps if paid sick days were available to

Health Care Professionals Call for Paid Sick Days Legislation to Protect Public Health

TRENTON, N.J.—Feb. 26, 2018— Paid sick days are a public health issue, especially this year, as the flu epidemic continues to spread, said representatives from The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), HPAE, the NJ Time to Care Coalition, and

‘Staffing Is Not a Numbers Game’

NJSNA: Healthcare Factors Patient Acuity, Nurse Experience TRENTON, N.J.—February 6, 2018—Healthcare organizations should develop staffing plans based on patient needs and nurse experience, according to the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), which represents 125,000 registered nurses and advanced practice

NJSNA Welcomes New Board Members

Board Greets New Vice President, Secretary Ahead of Busy Advocacy Campaign TRENTON, N.J.—Jan. 8, 2017—The New Jersey State Nurses Association welcomed a new vice president and secretary to its Board of Directors at a swearing in ceremony this weekend. “We

NJSNA Benefits

Your membership in NJSNA, which is the only organization to protect the practice of nursing in New Jersey, provides unique opportunities for you to advance your career, network with fellow nurses and gain knowledge that will improve patient care and influence decisions that impact nurses in the Garden State and radiate to the national level. Under a new pricing structure, all new NJSNA memberships will include dual membership in NJSNA and the American Nurses Association and cost $174. Membership includes:

  • Educational programming
  • Annual conference
  • Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Research grants
  • Leadership development
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Opportunity for service in state task forces or committees
  • Recovery and Monitoring Program (RAMP) for nurses
  • Career Center
  • Career Resources
  • Events
  • Insurance Programs
  • Legal Services
  • Practice Consultation
  • Professional Tools
  • eNewsletters
  • Electronic Job Flash

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NJSNA & ANA Membership

NJSNA and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are the only professional organizations representing the interest of all registered nurses, regardless of areas of specialization, clinical setting or working environment. Dual membership in both organizations connects you with nurses from throughout New Jersey and across the country as the single, united voice for the practice of nursing.
Your NJSNA/ANA membership provides unique opportunities for you to advance your career and gain more knowledge with additional educational opportunities to improve patient care and influence decisions that impact nurses at state and national levels.

Additionally, when you join NJSNA and ANA, you can:

  • Learn what you need with online access to learning resources on important issues impacting nursing (one FREE Navigate Nursing webinar every month — a $385 value).
  • Stay current on issues and news affecting nurses through free members-only publications, including: American Nurse Today, ANA SmartBrief, and OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.
  • Get advice and support from nurses in your state and across the country.
  • Use member discounts on our extensive library of online CE modules to stay current on nursing topics and earn contact hours.
  • Save $125 on ANCC initial specialty certification and $100 on certification renewal as a member.
  • Improve your clinical, business, and leadership skills through educational programs.
  • Add your voice to advocacy efforts at the state and national levels.
  • Protect yourself with liability, life, and auto insurance
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