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					                    Membership
                    Doesn’t
                    Cost…
                    It Pays!

FNA:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
FNA’s Humble Beginnings
                       SAVE THE DATE:
              CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



TradeWinds Island Resort
St. Pete Beach

September 22-26, 2009
    The Early Districts
•   District 1-Pensacola-1899
•   District 2-Jacksonville-1909
     – St. Augustine formed a separate chapter
•   District 3-Ocala-1921
•   District 4-Tampa- 1919
     – Orlando forms a separate chapter
     – Lakeland/Arcadia
     – St. Pete Clearwater
     – Sarasota
     – Fort Myers
•   District 5-Dade County-1926
•   District 6-Daytona Beach-1923


              FNA now has thirty active districts in operation!
    Early Accomplishments
•   1913-1st Annual Convention –Jacksonville
•   1926-Doubled the number of FNA Districts
•   1950-Worked to Establish a Mandatory Nurse Practice Act
•   1970- Worked to improve relationships with other health care organizations
    including FLN, FMA, FHA and Florida Nursing Home Association and
    Florida LPN Association
•   1974- Undertook an initiative to rewrite the 23 year old Nurse Practice Act,
    The revised practice act was introduced and passed in the 1975 legislative
    session and signed by Governor Reuben Askew.
•   1977- Collective Bargaining Program begins with over 3900 public
    employees.
•   1981- The Florida Nurses Political Action Committee (FN-PAC) was
    established.
•   1983- Florida Nurses Foundation was incorporated.
FNA’s Humble Beginnings
                                          Early Advocacy

 One of the early contributions of FNA was to add
  legitimacy and standards to nursing practice by
establishing the precursor to the Board of Nursing.
     This group developed the first competency
         examination for nurses in Florida.

Questions from the 1938 Exam:
What benefits do you derive from being allied to
any nursing organization which has for its aim the
elevation and standards of nursing?
What is meant by senile psychosis?
Why have laws been made to prohibit spitting in
public places?
What kind of baths should be taken at night. Why?
                                                     FNA Today

Mission
 Serve and support all registered nurses
 through professional development, advocacy
 and the promotion of excellence at every level
 of professional nursing practice.

Vision
 The Florida Nurses Association (FNA) is the
 professional organization of first choice for all
 Registered Nurses in Florida.
                                     How FNA Works
Board of Directors                            Staff
                                              •Manages the business as it
                                              relates to daily operations.
• Elected by the membership .                 •Carried out the work of the
• Consists of an executive                    association as determined by the
  committee and directors.                    Board and the House of Delegates.
• They conduct the business of                •Represents the Association when
  the association                             needed.
• Create a vision for action.
House of Delegates
Elected by the local districts to represent
them at the biennial convention.
Vote on bylaws revisions, proposals on
issues of importance and set the Goals &
Priorities of the Association.
                        Organizational Components


•   Board of Directors
•   Districts
•   WorkForce Advocacy Commission (WFA)
•   Labor Employment Relations Commission
    (LERC)
•   Florida Nurses Foundation
•   Florida Nurses Political Action Committee
    (FN-PAC)
•   Structural Units (Committees, Councils,
    etc.)
•   Staff
                Workforce Advocacy Program




www.centerforamericanurses.org
                                   Florida Nurses
                                      Foundation
Established in 1983, the Florida
  Nurses Foundation exists to
    promote nursing and the
 delivery of healthcare through
 the advancement of research,
    education and practice.
•Scholarships
•Research Grants
•Nurses in Need
•Barbara Lumpkin
Institute
                 Legacy of Nursing Advocacy




• Monitoring of issues related to:
   – Licensure and registration
   – Legislation and Regulatory Policies
• Networking and Collaboration
• Collective Bargaining
Collegial Relationships
  FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
           Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

With your FNA membership, you get:

                 ANA Membership




                 District
                 Membership
 FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
          Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

With your FNA membership, you get:


                    Professional
                    Publications from
                    FNA and ANA
 FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
          Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

With your FNA membership, you get:




        Access to publications
        related to nursing issues
FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
         Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

                With your FNA
                membership, you get:

                      Lobbyists in
                      Tallahassee
                      working for
                      nurses
     FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
              Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

         With your FNA membership,
              YOU SAVE MONEY!
Reduced ANCC Registration Fees
Discounts on Continuing
 Education
Reduced Rates for FNA and ANA
 Conferences
Reduced Liability Insurance Rates
FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
         Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

               With your FNA
               membership, you get:

                  Networking
                  and
                  Leadership
                  Opportunities
     FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
              Join today at www.floridanurse.org.

                     With your FNA
                     membership, you get:
                            A dedicated
                            phone line and
                            staff to assist
                            you with all of
                            your member
                            needs!
These are just some FNA member benefits!
Learn more at floridanurse.org.
                   ATTENTION STUDENTS

For more information on
FNSA or to become a
member, visit FNSA.net.

                             FNSA GRADUATES
                           RECEIVE ONE YEAR OF
                          FREE FNA MEMBERSHIP!

                              JOIN TODAY AT
                           FLORIDANURSE.ORG!
ATTENTION STUDENTS
           ATTENTION STUDENTS




  ~ FNA Wants To Be Your Friend! ~

myspace.com/floridanursesassociation

   Become a fan at Facebook.com
               Become a Member of FNA!

•   www.floridanurse.org
•   Applications in each issue of The Florida Nurse
•   Call to request application at 407-896-3261
•   Request application by emailing
    membership@floridanurse.org


     FNA Membership Doesn’t Cost… It Pays!
              Join today at www.floridanurse.org.
The Future of FNA
Q   CONTACT FNA:
U     www.floridanurse.org

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S     info@floridanurse.org


T            407.896.3261

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