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SCNA and ANA can help you reach your professional and personal goals!  When you join SCNA and ANA, you join with nurses around the country in speaking with one strong voice on behalf of your profession and health care. Together we can make a difference!  

As a full SCNA and ANA member - you are a full voting member in the South Carolina Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association and entitled to valuable products and benefits that help you succeed.

Be heard:  advocating for you and your patients 

-Federal lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care, - issues such as safe staffing, nursing workforce development, overtime pay and access to care. 
-State lobbying through SCNA's and nationwide state legislative agenda on issues vital to your scope of practice. 
-Representing nursing where it matters, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many others, right up to the White House. 
-Speaking for nursing through the media including stories in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, 60 Minutes , NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR to name a few. 
-Speaking for U.S nurses as the only U.S.A member of the International Council of Nurses and attending meetings of the World Health Organization.  


Guide the Profession: ensuring nursing quality and safety

-Maintaining the Code of Ethics for Nurses which was first developed by ANA in 1926. 
-ANA develops and publishes the Scope and Standards of practice for nursing and many of its specialties. 
-Through the National Database on Nursing Quality Indicators, ANA is collecting data that link nurse staffing levels to quality nursing care. 
-Addressing workplace hazards such as back injuries, latex allergies, safe needles and workplace violence.


Make a difference at the State Level

-Protect and safeguard your South Carolina Nursing Practice Act – one of the most important roles of SCNA
-Advocate at the state level see current SCNA Legislative Priorities
-Network with colleagues in your area at educational events
-Stay informed on issues that matter in South Carolina 


Influence Decisions: becoming involved

-Join one of the many SCNA Chapter and Committees by simply filling out a consent to participate form


Save money: discounts and privileges for members

-Liability Insurance with NSOFor over 40 years, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has been helping defend RNs, nurse practitioners, LPN/LVNs, CNSs, nursing aids and student nurses from medical malpractice lawsuits.  Over 550,000 nursing professionals safeguard their careers with professional liability insurance through NSO.

-Refinance your student loans with SoFi.  Click here for more information. The compensation that SCNA receives from this program is used to support activities and services for members.

-SCNA Visa® Signature Card

-MetLife Choice℠

-Up to 75% Discount Travel with Snazzy Traveler go to and check out the incredible deal on hotels, car rental, cruises and other travel options globally.  Use promo code SCNATravel and hit Redeem Code.   

-Discounted Orlando Vacation Packages - Discounted prices on Orlando Vacation Packages request discount code by clicking here. 


Promote yourself: professional development tools and opportunities

-Find a new job on SCNA's Career Center.
-Conferences and educational events at the national and local level offered at a discount to members.
-Members save up to $140 on certification through ANCC.
-Online continuing education available at a discount or free to members.
-Member discounts on Nursing Books - ANA's publications arm.
-Have you ever dreamt about earning your BSN or MSN? That dream may become an easier reality with the introduction of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Online Nursing Degree Center. Take the next steps of your nursing career and use your exclusive member discount on these participating online nursing degree programs at the ANA Online Nursing Degree Center.


Stay informed: publications that keep you current

-Free subscription to the SC Nurse
-Free subscription to American Nurse Today, an $18.95 value.
-Free online access to OJIN - : The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

-Free access to ANA's Informative listserves including - Capitol Beat and Members Insider.
-Access to the Members Only area of and



-Participate in the elections of SCNA in Accordance with SCNA Bylaws
-Serve SCNA in elected and appointed positions in accordance with SCNA Bylaws
-Attend any meeting and unrestricted activities of SCNA
-Utilize such SCNA services as may be available
-Receive and SCNA membership card
-Receive the SC Nurse
-Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA
-Hold membership in SCNA Chapters in accordance with provisions of the SCNA Bylaws
-Have the right of due process for the denial of any of the above rights
-Shall have no rights to belong to or receive benefits from the ANA at the national level
-Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA
-Abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001
-Pay dues as required by the Bylaws
-Fulfill the requirements of office if elected or appointed



-ANA-only members shall be entitled to the benefits set forth in the ANA Bylaws


SCNA Membership Benefits are not applicable to ANA "E-Members". 


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