NUR 513 Topic 8 DQ 1 Assignment

Topic 8: Role Development For Advanced Registered Nurses


  • Evaluate the influence of professional nursing organizations on the nursing profession.
  • Examine positions and goals supported by nursing organizations that relate to one’s personal worldview and philosophy of care and practice.
  • Discuss the potential impact of current legislation on the advanced registered nurse’s individual and collective practice.

Topic 8 DQ 1

Assessment Description

Identify three professional nursing organizations that interest you. Provide a brief summary of their purpose, requirements, and any differences in focus, population, scope, or intent. How do these organizations align to your goals and worldview?

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NUR 513 Topic 8 DQ 1 Sample Approach

The first organization I chose to discuss is the American Nurses Association, or ANA. The ANA is an organization that assists registered nurses in “uniting with registered nurses across the country to advance their careers” (ANA Enterprise faqs, n.d.). The organization’s mission is to be a voice for nursing. The organization, which was founded in 1896, has been assisting with changes in the nursing profession for nearly as long as nursing has existed. 

Because you must be a nurse to join the organization, membership is limited to RNs only. As a healthcare leader and future APRN, this organization reflects my personal philosophy of working together to improve the profession. This organization’s target audience is the general nursing population, encouraging nurses from various backgrounds and experiences to collaborate in order to improve the profession.

The second organization I decided to highlight is the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, or HPNA. I decided to highlight this, as I recently accepted a management position for an expanding hospice company as their RN clinical manager for my location. I have had hospice experience tracing back to my very first clinical rotation. The HPNA breaks down their association into three categories:

 “Mission – Advance nursing expertise in hospice and palliative care through education, advocacy, leadership, and research., Vision – Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative nursing care. and Pillars of Excellence – Education, Competence, Advocacy, Leadership, Research” (About Us, n.d.) 

This organization aligns with my practice because I believe one of the most comforting and beneficial things you can do for a patient and their family is educate them throughout the hospice process. In order to be a member, you can register as a RN, LPN, nurse assistant, retired RN, or student. (About Us, n.d.)

The third and final organization I am writing about is American Organization of Nursing Leadership, or SONL. AONL aims to “Transform healthcare through expert and influential leadership” (American Organization for Nursing Leadership, n.d.) This aligns with my professional practice as it focuses on improving leadership in the profession. Requirements to be a part of this organization include being an RN in a healthcare environment.