organizations have been studied and proven to, “engage nurses in health and nursing policy through their policy priority setting strategies, policy goals and objectives, policy products, and mechanisms for engaging nurses in policy issues” (Catallo, Spalding, & Haghiri-Vijeh, 2014, p. 8). This positive confirmation of affiliation gives weight to the importance of being involved in organizations as a nurse to play an active role in the future of nursing. There is also constantly new information, job resources, continuing education units, meetings, and news available to organization members which is a helpful bonus that works to keep the nurse up-to-date and knowledgeable in the ever-changing field. Identify cultural or spiritual considerations related to your chosen professional organization
My chosen professional organization of Board-Certified Emergency Nurse was chosen as to show employers, peers, and patients that I have been certified to specialize in emergency nursing by way of appropriate knowledge and competencies. I have worked in an urgent care type setting for years and plan to continue on to become an emergency room nurse and feel that this certification will only serve to aid in this journey. The Certified Emergency Nurse is said to be the cornerstone of the ER and is able to remain calm in the face of crisis all while portraying the best medical decision making skills.
References Catallo, C., Spalding, K., & Haghiri-Vijeh, R. (2014). Nursing professional organizations: What are they doing to engage nurses in health policy? SAGE Open, 4 (4), 1-9. doi:10.1177/2158244014560534
- Fall '15
- Tammy Eades
- Nursing, Types of organization, Florence Nightingale, Board-Certified Emergency Nurse