Melanie D. Logue
My peer group influenced me to join ANA because we shared a need to continually grow our profession. Everyone’s practice has been affected in some way through ANA policies and their support for the nursing profession. No matter what area of nursing I practice, there is an expert group behind the scenes supporting these efforts. I was excited, for instance, to read how ANA’s new nursing informatics polices move forward with the national plan for electronic health records. And the educational and networking opportunities have been incredible for my personal career growth. ANA has helped me feel I’m a part of a greater change in the healthcare of our nation.