FNA Staff & FAQs
Willa Fuller, RN, Executive Director
Jeanie Demshar, Esq., Director of Professional Practice Advocacy
Vicki Smagpang, RN, Director of Programs & Member Engagement
Alisa Lapolt, FNA Lobbyist
Edaline Hines, Executive Assistant
Tunala Connell, Finance & Membership Specialist
Bibi Lowton, Program Specialist, Government & EGW Programs
Leslie Homsted, Communications Coordinator & Membership Specialist
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are FNA membership benefits?
FNA is the voice of nurses in the state of Florida. Click here for a list of member benefits, including networking, leadership, and advocacy opportunities.
How do I become a FNA member and what are the dues?
Click here for the online FNA application, which includes the different levels of membership and their fees. You may also email email@example.com for more information.
How long does it take to process a new membership/package?
Approximately 3 weeks. If you have not received your new member package within three weeks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am I automatically a member of ANA when I join FNA?
ANA membership depends on which type of membership you have purchased. ANA membership comes with all FNA memberships EXCEPT FOR THE STATE ONLY OPTION.
What is the Members Only log in?
Click here to visit the FNA Members Only page, which is chock full of FNA resources for you as a member benefit. The login information can be found in your new member packet or in the new member email that you receive once your application has been processed. If you cannot find the login information, please feel free to email email@example.com to request it.
How can I get involved with FNA on the local level?
FNA is divided into 8 geographical regions. Click here for the Regional webpages. Statewide Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of FNA SIGs and how to get involved.
How can I get involved with FNA on the state level?
There are lots of ways to get involved with FNA on the state level, from joining SIGs to taking on elected leadership roles. Please visit the Members Only section of the FNA website for opportunities and be sure to read your members emails as well. Email email@example.com for more information.
What is the difference between FNA and the Board of Nursing?
FNA and the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON) are two organizations that play a critical role in the career of every Registered Nurse (RN). Click here for a list of differences between the two organziations. If you have specific questions about licensure, please visit the Board of Nursing's website or call them directly at 850.245.4125.
How does FNA determine its political agenda? How can I get involved?
The Florida Nurses Political Action Committee (FNPAC) was organized to elect political candidates or to advance the outcome of a political issue or legislation to benefit nursing and healthcare. Click here for more information on FNA's legislative programs and how to get involved.
How do I become a nurse? How do I choose a nursing school? How do I know if a school is accredited?
Click here for more information on becoming a nurse and choosing a nursing program/school. Click here for a list of accredited Florida programs.