Please respond to the following post with a long paragraph with your opinion, add citations and references.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is one of the largest organizations in the country and aids in advancing health care and standardizing the nursing practice (Helbig, 2018). The ANA works along side of each states Nurse Practice Act that governs nursing standards. Both of these organizations are put into place to help nurses find useful information regarding their nursing profession. This is also a wonderful organization to help nurses find out what is changing in the nursing profession along with problems that are being encountered. The ANA advocates for the nursing profession and raises awareness to the public and legislation at all levels. Patient care is advocated by ways of making sure we are providing safe and quality care, looking at staffing ratios, advancing nursing education, and helping with providing safe work environments. They also advocate for nurses to get their professional certification to support their specialty.
Helbig, J. (2018). Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice. Retrieved from https://lc-ugrad3.gcu.edu/learningPlatform/externalLinks/externalLinks.html?operation=redirectToExternalLink&externalLink=https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/gr