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Examine the importance of professional associations in nursing.  Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to your  specialty area, or a specialty area in which you are interested. In a  750-1,000 word paper, provide a detailed overview the organization and  its advantages for members. Include the following:

  1. Describe the organization and its significance to nurses in    the specialty area. Include its purpose, mission, and vision.    Describe the overall benefits, or “perks,” of being a  member.
  2. Explain why it is important for a nurse in this    specialty field to network. Discuss how this organization creates    networking opportunities for nurses.
  3. Discuss how the    organization keeps its members informed of health care changes and    changes to practice that affect the specialty area.
  4.  Discuss opportunities for continuing education and    professional development.

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This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the  rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the  expectations for successful completion.