BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 4
Benefitsof Professional Organizations
TheAmerican Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is anon-profit professional Association of accredited nurses engaged inthe exercise of career and ecological well-being in nursing.Moreover, it is devoted to the continuous production of its locallabor force and the welfare of its personnel through the adoption ofappropriate policies, educational programs, research and provision oftraining resources for its members (American Association ofCritical-Care Nurses, 2003).
AAOHNmeets its obligation to its members through the delivery of aself-motivated forum comprising of disparate and skilled groups ofnurses and other health professionals who come together to sharetheir proficiencies and capabilities (American Association ofCritical-Care Nurses, 2003). Also, AAOHN plays a great role in careerdevelopment through the Employment Information Association, whichaims at providing necessary information that helpS members in careersadvancement and job search through the associations’ virtualresource recruitment.
Furthermore,a contribution made by AAOHN is coordinating with other nursingorganizations to advocate for matters facing its field as well astracking issues affecting the nursing exercise by supporting apre-emptive jurisdictive program aimed at promoting sound publicpolicy. In addition, it is concerned with the provision and deliveryof health programs to labor populations, community cohorts andworkers.
Thedifference between the professional organization and unions,especially in the field of nursing, is not apparent however, theirfunctions are still distinct. On one hand, the professionalorganization discourses professional issues past institutionalboundaries taking a more useful or advisory role. On the contrary,unions help the experts deal with labor-allied issues or rights bytaking an active role in their daily procedures. Unions have a legalright to bargain on behalf of their members and tend to useaggressive tactics to protect and advance their work interests (Black& Chitty, 2014).
Inconclusion, professional organizations provide members with anopportunity for direct interaction with other members, where theylearn new ideas and techniques and have access to educationalresources which are critical in both career development and healthpromotion (Edwards, 2012). Additionally, the functions of bothprofessional organization and unions are aimed at ensuring therights, interests and individual professionalism is not abusedtherefore, they are of immense benefits.
AmericanAssociation of Critical-Care Nurses. (2003). safeguarding the patientand the profession: the value of critical care nurse certification.AmericanJournal of Critical Care,12(2),154-164.
Black,B. P., & Chitty, K. K. (2014). Professionalnursing: Concepts & challenges.St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier
Edwards,M. J. (2012). TheInternet for nurses and allied health professionals.Springer Science & Business Media