ANA\C Is Working For You
ANA\C advocates for the profession of registered nursing, holds various events throughout the year, collaborates with various nursing associations, and offers opportunities for RNs to develop leadership and become colleagues with fellow nurses to improve healthcare. We help our patients when we join together to do the work of nursing. We are all strong! Through your membership you are empowered and you empower ANA\C. Join together with nurses across California from a variety of settings and specialties. Together we can make an impact! Together we can shape the future of healthcare.
The application process is easy and can be done online at ANA. There are 3 options and each category is explained at www.nursingworld.org
If you prefer to complete a paper application print the application here.
ANA\C is your professional nursing organization. We have much to offer you and your membership committee has provided information to make your membership experience more meaningful. We do want to hear from you about what your needs are so please contact us at any time. Select one of the links below for more in depth information.
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We all know that major changes will be coming to healthcare in the near future. The California Action Coalition is working with all levels of nursing to find solutions and methods to help the healthcare profession as a whole prepare for the increase in clients after healthcare changes take effect. As the Action Coalition invites nurses to become involved, ANA\C is among other nursing associations including the California Nursing Students Association is working to bring all perspectives together to find a solution to the issue of healthcare changes in California. This is one of many examples of how ANA\C is actively involved in leading healthcare in California. To learn more visit our page devoted to this information-IOM-Future of Nursing-Action Coalition.
Be sure to read about important nursing issues in the next issue of The Nursing Voice. If you did not get a chance to read the latest issue you can read it online. Important updates to legislation can also be found on the ANA\C Bill Folder page. To receive the most current information on California legislation, become a member of ANA\C and join the Legislative Committee.
ANA\C has 4 committees that serve its members. We invite you to become a member of at least one of these committees. The work load is manageable and often done over the phone and via email. To learn more about what committee you would like to get involved with read a brief overview of each committee.
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For decades, the American Nurses Association and ANA\C have been advocating for health care reforms that would guarantee access to high-quality health care for all. With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), millions of people have greater protection against losing or being denied health insurance coverage, and better access to primary and preventive services. ANA recognizes the debate of health care is not over, and remains committed to educating the nursing public about how the changing system impacts our lives and our profession. For more information on how ANA is working on your behalf visit www.nursingworld.org. For what happens in California the ANA\C web site will keep you informed on the Bill Folder page.
To learn more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) visit www.healthcare.gov
Many nurses are not aware of the serious pieces of legislation that affect our practice as a registered nurse in California. On a daily basis, dozens of bills are in various stages of passage in the legislature that have direct and indirect effects on our practice, profession, and even our license. ANA\C is the only organization that will defend and lobby to improve the profession of nursing without regard to the specialty of the RN.
ALL nurses are represented by ANA\C at the Legislature, and ANA\C works daily to ensure that RNs continue to be empowered to provide safe, competent, and quality care to the consumers of California. Your membership in ANA\C empowers us to represent you and all registered nurses in these vital areas concerning registered nurses.
The benefits of being an ANA\C leader can be both personal and professional and can provide you with skills that can be applied to many areas of your life, including:
Recently graduated? Join the ANA\C pledge email list to receive regular reminders to join and lock in the discounted full national and state membership dues available within 6 months of graduation.
Some of the benefits of joining as a New Graduate are:
If you are a current nursing student and wish to get involved in the California Nursing Students’ Association, visit their website at: www.cnsa.org/
ANA Principles of Social Media
- Nurses must not transmit or place online individually identifiable patient information.
- Nurses must observe ethically prescribed professional patient-nurse boundaries.
- Nurses should understand that patients, colleagues, institutions and employers may view postings.
- Nurses should take advantage of privacy settings and seek to separate personal and professional information online.
- Nurses should bring content that could harm a patient’s privacy, rights, or welfare to the attention of the proper authorities.
- Nurses should participate in developing institutional policies governing online conduct.
Six Tips to Avoid Problems
- Remember that standards of professionalism are the same online as in any other circumstance.
- Do not share or post information or photos gained through the nurse-patient relationship.
- Maintain professional boundaries in the use of electronic media. Online contact with patients blurs this boundary.
- Do not make disparaging remarks about patients, employers, or co-workers, even if they are not identified.
- Do not take photos or videos of patients on personal devices, including cell phones.
- Promptly report a breach of confidentiality or privacy.
At the House of Delegates, which was held on June 15 & 16 2012, it was voted to streamline the governance of the association. Here are the key points approved guiding the new organizational structure.
To learn more about each of these structure points Read the Press Release.
This is an exciting time to be a member of ANA and a part of an Individual Member Division (IMD) like ANA\C. As we get more information about how this structure will impact ANA\C and what the new opportunities are for your participation we will post them here.
Join today and experience all the exciting changes going on in our profession.
As registered nurses we all need continuing education units to remain actively licensed. Many free and discounted continuing education modules are available from ANA as well as discounts to some conferences. For a full list of membership benefits, visit the link www.nursingworld.org