Mission and Members
• What is the stated purpose/mission/goal(s) of the organization?
• What is the shared interest of the members of the organization? Is this
focus a clinical, cultural, religious, or professional interest?
• Who is eligible for membership? Be specific. Are there any minimum requirements? May non-nurses or non-RNs be members?
• Does this organization meet locally? If so where/when? 20
Organizational Activities
• What services, activities, and support does the organization offer its members?
• What are the organization’s legislative priorities and political positions?
• Does the organization offer or support any type of professional
certification? If so, what is it?
• Describe one publication the organization sponsors. If the publication is a journal, cite one recent article, be sure to include the title and author of the article; if it is another type of publication cite the publication itself. 30
• How does the organization work to promote the professional stature (quality or status) of nursing?
• What are the educational, professional and experiential credentials of the president of the organization? How does she/he convey the image of the nurse as a professional?
• What else might the organization do to promote professionalism/stature?
• Would you join or encourage other nurses to do so? Why or why not?
• Are you a member of/attend this organization or any other? Be specific. If not, why not? 35
Scholarly Writing
• Must include a minimum of two (2) references.
• Inclusion of introductory and concluding paragraphs 15
• Quality of references will be considered in grading.
• Grammar, sentence structure, spelling, etc.
• Content must be paraphrased (in your own words not copied from other sources) with no more than 1-2 short (<40 words), direct quotes. You do not have to include any quotes. Never copy/paste from a source even if you give credit.



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