Explain why it is important for a nurse in this specialty field to network.

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.