Examine the significance of professional nursing associations. Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to your specialty area or one that interests you. Provide a detailed overview of the organization and its benefits to members in a 750-1,000 word paper. Include the following items:

Describe the organization and its importance to nurses in your specialty. Include its mission, vision, and purpose. Describe the overall advantages, or “perks,” of membership.
Explain why networking is important for a nurse in this specialty field. Discuss how this organization facilitates networking for nurses.
Discuss how the organization keeps its members up to date on changes in health care and practice that affect the specialty area.
Examine your options for continuing education and professional development.
Prepare this assignment in accordance with the APA Style Guide, which can be found in the Student Success Center. There is no need for an abstract.

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