Roy L. Simpson, RN, C, FNAP, FAAN
ANA keeps me abreast of public policy, patient care issues—what’s important to nursing. A collegial arena, it also has helped me build an interpersonal network for my professional growth. Joining ANA was the logical next step in a professional process—go to school, graduate, join ANA. It was instinctive; I never thought I wasn’t supposed to! As an author of its scope of practice on nursing informatics, I know firsthand ANA’s pivotal role in establishing informatics as a certified clinical specialty--the foundational step toward EHRs.