I joined ANA because I wanted to be represented at both the Federal and State legislative levels. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I believe that ANA protects my practice and that of my colleagues. I feel the greatest contribution ANA has made to care of my patients is setting the standard for professional nursing practice through a professional code of ethics.
I am also an educator of baccalaureate nursing students, and trust that ANA protects our future professional nurses by ensuring that the practice of nursing remains under the purview of nursing.
The ANA works for me, and I support that work by being an ANA member; it is a symbiotic relationship.