NEW YORK NURSE: November 2010
I have been involved with NYSNA on many levels. NYSNA is a great asset to integrate our nursing experience to make us better advocates for our patients. NYSNA is the heart of caring for each of our nurses, in a vigorous way. I am proud to be part of a team that makes a difference. As a fellow in the Leadership Academy, I have the opportunity for myself and my colleagues to become more effective leaders, not only in all that NYSNA stands for, but in all that we can achieve together.
- NATHAN SULL, RN, BSN
NYSNA Membership Chairperson, Erie County Medical Center
Human Rights and Ethics Council, LDC NYSNA, Leadership Academy Fellow, District 1 Legislative Committee
Ever get asked, “What’s NYSNA?” and not have a strong, clear answer right at the tip of your tongue? An “elevator speech” can help. An elevator speech is an informal, personalized message about an organization that shares its benefits, the sort of thing that can be shared at networking meetings, backyard barbecues, and, yes, riding the elevator in a downtown building.
A good elevator speech gives a general overview, shares a personal insight, and engages the listener.
There can be all kinds of elevator speeches for NYSNA, perhaps highlighting an excellent experience at Seminar at Sea, NYSNA’s educational cruise, or the hands-on advocacy work of Lobby Day.
Here’s one possible example: The New York State Nurses Association, NYSNA, is the largest union and professional association for registered nurses in the state, working to advance the individual careers of members and the overall profession of nursing. I’m involved with my local bargaining unit, and it really makes me feel like I have a voice in the decisions my hospital is making about the care of our patients. Even though you don’t work at a hospital represented by NYSNA, as an RN, you can join as an individual affiliate. Check out NYSNA’s website at www.nysna.org.
Did you know… ?
NYSNA’s membership committee wants to know what gets you excited about NYSNA. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know why you’re NYSNA.
Linda Mae Brown, MA, BSN,RN, chair
Patricia D. Coyne, MS, MPA, RN
Jacqueline Grant, MS, RN
Roseanne O’Brien Weinstein, MS, BA, RN
Georgia A. Van Dyke, BSN, RN