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Inside scoop from our experts: Professional nursing organizations: Get staff nurses involved

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 25, 2008

This week, a reader asks how to motivate staff nurses to get involved in professional nursing organizations. Read the response from advisor Elise Gropper, PhD, APRN,BC, CPHQ, president of Gropper & Associates, Inc., Coral Springs, FL.

Q: How do you motivate staff nurses to get involved in professional nursing associations?

A: Encouraging staff to become involved in professional nursing organizations is often a challenge. Staff nurses need to understand how these organizations will benefit them. We all lead busy lives and need to know that our additional commitments are beneficial too.

The best way to foster interest is through exposure. Begin by bringing information from recent local, state, and national meetings or from these organizations’ newsletters to staff meetings for discussion. Also, invite a member of your state nursing association to speak to staff about a topic of interest.

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