New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) represents the interests of the state’s 110,000 Registered Nurses, advances the profession of nursing and advocates on behalf of nurses and consumers. NJSNA, along with its national organization in Silver Spring, MD, the American Nurses Association (ANA), and 53 state and territorial associations, all help to represent the nation’s 2.6 million RNs.
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
- 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
- Insurance Programs
- Legal Services
- Practice Consultation
- Professional Tools
- Electronic Job Flash
Since 1978, NJSNA has been accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education for nurses by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. NJSNA is dedicated to the proliferation of high quality continuing nursing education and professional development.
The ANCC Commission on Accreditation is committed to nursing excellence and high-quality in continuing nursing education and is responsible for establishing continuing education standards for the nursing profession.
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Importance of Belonging
More nurses belonging to their professionalnursing association …
- Gives additional power to the Association when speaking in front of legislatures and regulatory bodies
- Gives additional funds to do work on behalf of the profession
- Puts nursing in a position to direct health care policy versus reacting to it
Plus membership gives you…
- A voice in the decisions being made for the profession