Julie Nielsen, BSN, RN, BC
I joined ANA to be a part of a greater organization of nurses; this gives me a sense of empowerment. I feel my voice is heard and together we can make changes that are beneficial to those we serve and to ourselves as nurses. ANA provides a wealth of information; at the click of a button I can find and share with coworkers information that helps us better serve our patients or confirms that we are doing things well. I can also keep up with the latest nursing news with the Smartbriefs newsletter. And my membership has given me the opportunity to network with nurses from around the country who are just as excited as I am to integrate the best practices into their own workplaces.