When you combine membership in American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Vermont State Nurses' Association (VSNA), you’ll have unlimited opportunities to:
- Advance your knowledge through ANA's extensive online Continuing Education library which includes more than 35 modules free or discounted for ANA members
- Save on ANCC specialty certification exams through exclusive member discounts - save $85 on the initial exam and $95 on recertification
- Stay up-to-date on nursing news with a free subscription to ANA's peer-reviewed, award-winning journal The American Nurse and many other resources that are free to ANA members: American Nurse Today, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and SmartBrief - valued at more than $50
- Keep your knowledge current by attending monthly live Navigate Nursing webinars designed to help you with all facets of your nursing practice
- Improve your leadership skills through ANA's Leadership Institute which provides resources to nurses at all stages of their career
- Explore job openings that are right for you through the VSNA and ANA Career Centers
By becoming a member, you will add your voice in helping VSNA and ANA deliver issues important to you.
- Protecting and safeguarding your Nursing Practice Act – one of the most important roles of our State Nurses Associations
- Advocating in Montpelier for Vermont Nurses
- Influence decisions by participating in ANA and VSNA advocacy efforts.
- Join one of the many committees and boards at the national, state and local level that are shaping the direction of the association and the profession.
- Participate in member surveys that let you influence the association's agenda.
- Take part in grass roots advocacy efforts that let our elected officials hear your commitment on issues important to nursing.
At the National Level
- Federal lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care - issues such as safe staffing, nursing workforce development, scope of practice and access to care
- Supporting state lobbying through our network of State Nurses Associations and drafting a nationwide state legislative agenda on issues vital to your scope of practice.
- Representing nursing where it matters, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many others, right up to the White House
- Speaking for nursing through the media including stories in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, 60 Minutes , NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR to name a few
- Speaking for U.S nurses as the only U.S.A member of the International Council of Nurses and attending meetings of the World Health Organization.