The American Nurses Association recently announced the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, a long-time Organizational Affiliate, has upgraded to the newly named Premier status. The APNA joins the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, which has participated at this level of relationship for the past five years.
“Im thrilled with APNAs decision to increase the synergy between our two organizations and to provide added value to their members,” ANA President Karen A. Daley, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in a news release. “This is a time of great opportunity for nursing and the more closely organizations work together, the greater impact we can have on behalf of our profession and patients.”
For many years, the ANA has had an Organizational Affiliate category of membership for nursing organizations. These 30 affiliates and the ANA share information and collaborate in finding solutions to issues that face the nursing profession, regardless of specialty, according to the release. The ANA also offers those organizations an opportunity to purchase discounted e-memberships for their individual members. Recently, the ANA named this enhanced relationship Organizational Affiliate Premier.
“APNA is pleased to upgrade its membership with ANA to Organizational Affiliate Premier status,” APNA Executive Director Nick Croce said in the release. “The ability to offer APNA members the option of ANAs digital membership amplifies nursings voice as together we address the care and treatment of persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.”
Individual members of Premier affiliate organizations receive the option of digital access to ANAs journals and e-newsletters and free and discounted access to a range of professional development programs.
For a list of affiliates, visit www.nursingworld.org/AffiliatedOrganizations.