Professional organization membership: The benefits of increasing nursing participation

Debbie Cline, Kimberly Curtin, Patricia A. Johnston

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Membership in professional organizations is a way for professionals with similar objectives to join together to have the voice of many, versus the voice of one. Joining an organization can lead to personal growth, enhanced professional prospective and knowledge development, and support for creating change. AT A GLANCE Membership in professional organizations affords numerous benefits, including certification opportunities, networking, professional publications, continuing education, and standards for practice. Exploring professional organizations outside a practice role and specialty may provide additional benefits, such as viewing the complexity of oncology care from an interprofessional perspective. Nurse membership in these organizations also can increase nursing participation and leadership on diverse initiatives that influence healthcare policy and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Interprofessional
  • Professional development
  • Professional memberships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)


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