Dues revenue is divided between the local, state and national levels allowing your dues dollar to have a greater impact on the future of nursing and healthcare. These funds pay for administrative costs such as staff salaries and benefits, maintenance of the building, program services, publications and nurse advocacy activities.
The membership carries with it a subscription to the professional nursing journal, American Nurse Today. As a courtesy, all Florida nurses receive The Florida Nurse, the official quarterly publication of FNA. Full members of the association also receive The American Nurse (ANA) & Members Only newsletters. There are also frequent online communications to keep nurses informed about their profession and to give nurses opportunities to participate in the work of the association.
Participation in the activities of the FNA, such as the annual Membership Assembly, Special Interest Groups, Committees and Task Forces provides the opportunity for networking with colleagues and many nursing notables. Members are also asked to represent nurses in several different arenas.
FNA has a strong presence in Tallahassee and is the political watchdog for nursing and healthcare. It is essential that the voice of nursing is clear and present when critical issues arise. It is the strength of the membership behind us that allows us to be successful. The FNA provides up-to-date legislative information to its members and has developed a legislative network to enhance political knowledge and power of its members. All members are encouraged to participate at this level.
The FNA encourages and supports nursing research and scholarship through the Florida Nurses' Foundation Scholarships and Grants as well as other strategies including highlighting nursing research in our publications. In addition, we have established a "Nurses in Need" fund through the Foundation to assist nurses in financial crises. We also have a Research Special Interest Group for those who wish to participate.
We are an advocate for nurses in the workplace through participative collective action and empowerment. The FNA provides a direct line to information by providing open line of communication to its members. We provide phone consultation on nursing issues and serve as an information resource to our members. Members may also take advantage of online consultation with staff and a limited one-time annual consultation with legal counsel on workplace related issues. This benefit alone is worth the cost of membership!
The FNA fosters professional development and enhances the concept of teamwork through the work of its members. Members of each Region are encouraged to create and participate in activities related to the core functions of the association.
FNA members also enjoy member benefits such as an exclusive FNA Visa card, an up-to-the-minute online Career Center, reduced liability insurance rates, continuing education program discounts, online college credit discounts, and other discounts.
Why Join the FNA?
At the FNA, we are committed to making the lives of nurses better. We support all Registered Nurses in the state of Florida by offering professional development, advocacy and the promotion of excellence in every level of professional nursing practice.
Full membership in the FNA also comes with ANA membership. Click the link below to find out what benefits come with ANA membership.
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Florida Nurses Association and Credible have joined together to provide a unique member benefit, a student loan refinancing program to help FNA members save thousands on their student loans. As a multi-lender marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lenders, Credible empowers consumers to take control of their student loans.
Borrowers can fill out one form, then receive and compare personalized offers from numerous lenders and choose the best offer. Reduce your rate, lower your payments, repay faster. You choose. To learn more visit credible.com.
FNA Career Center
The Florida Nurses Association is proud to announce the launch of our new online Career Center. This easy to use service allows job seekers to submit resumes, search job openings and receive new job alerts via email. Employers also benefit by gaining access to Florida’s most qualified nursing professionals and staff. Visit the FNA Career Center today!
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The Florida Nurse, Arthur L. Davis Publishing
Are you trying to reach the 250,000 nurses that live in the state of Florida? Advertising in The Florida Nurse may be the perfect option for you. This quarterly newsletter is distributed for free to each nurse in the state of Florida and delivered directly to each nurse's door. Content is provided by FNA so nurses consistently look to The Florida Nurse for updates on FNA events, information and news about the nursing industry. Click here to view an archive of The Florida Nurse issues. For more information on advertising in The Florida Nurse, please visit aldpub.com.
"The FNA's partnership with Arthur L. Davis Publishing provides an excellent venue for communicating with the nearly 250,000 registered nurses in Florida. Being able to read and learn from the articles published in The Florida Nurse is one way I meet my commitment to lifelong learning." ~Testimonial from Mary Lou Brunell, MSN, RN and FNA Member.