Mary Elizabeth Sturgis, RC-BC, PhD
ANA has made a difference in my career by consistently connecting me to the profession as a whole. I have spent 33 years in nursing; but no matter what setting I’m working in or how immersed I am in the details of managing my patients or my classroom, I always feel connected to the ANA vision.
ANA offers so many resources I can utilize! They help me care for patients both as a clinician and as a nurse manager. Information on ethics – the Code, the interpretive statements, the CE programs - consistently guides me when conflicting situations arise. I am certified in gerontological nursing; and ANA resources helped me prepare for the exam, expand my knowledge, and maintain links to the gerontology nursing community. CE programs develop my knowledge in leadership and management.
I joined ANA to be part of a united voice in changing the American health care delivery system, an organization that has a vision to improve patient care and improve the workplace.