What Are Your Special Interests and How Can CNA Help and Support You?

The CNA membership committee has come up with the following list of possible special interest groups (SIGs) that members may wish to participate in. Please take 30 seconds to complete a very quick survey letting us know what interests you have and would support. NOTE: You do not have to be practicing in any one these settings to participate in a SIG.

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
    (Advance Practice Registered Nurses that are certified as a CNS or an RN or a student that is interested in the CNS role (common CNS roles: professional development, research, leadership, direct care).)
  • Emerging Nurse Leaders
    (Nurses that are considering advancing their career in different leadership opportunities.)
  • New Graduate
    (Recently graduated nurses who are in the first 3 years of their nursing career.)
  • Nurse Educators/Professional Development
    (Ensuring the delivery of quality care to citizens by fostering and advancing the professional and educational development of nurses to the end that all people may have better nursing care.)
  • Nurse Entrepreneurs
    (Nurses interested in opening a health-related business, currently supporting their own health-related business, healthcare consulting.)
  • Nursing Research
    (Nurses interested in all levels of healthcare-related research; health-related data collection that supports evidence-based practice and policy.)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    (Advance Practice Registered Nurse or RN interested in taking care of the pediatric population and their families in an acute or primary care setting.)
  • Public Health
    (Nurses interested in the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations through education and treatment.)
  • Rural Nursing
    (Nurses who work in sparsely populated and underserved geographical locations, including support for the unique challenges of rural care.)
  • School Nurses
    (School nurses helping students to be healthy, safe, and ready to learn, including aspects of physical and mental health.)
  • Women's Health
    (For RNs and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who specialize in women's healthcare from adolescence through the lifespan in acute and outpatient settings.)
  • Workplace Advocacy
    (Nurses interested in improving the workplace environment including areas such as violence, safe staffing and risk management.)

If a group meets the minimum threshold of interested members, CNA will work to create that group. We need your input and your participation!