By-Laws

3 Guiding Principles

COMMUNICATION
  • CNAs provide clear and timely information to patients. CNAs talk to patients in ways patients understand, inviting their feedback and relaying to nursing supervisors.
  • CNAs strive to meet patients’ language and communication needs.
  • CNAs ask for consent from appropriate decision-makers when patients are unable to do so.
  • CNAs care is timely. When this is not possible, CNAs explain the reasons for this delay to patients.
  • CNAs identify themselves, their first name, last name, title, and their role to patients.
  • CNAs maintain and continually improve their competence.
  • CNAs collaborate and communicate with colleagues in a clear, effective, professional, and timely way.
  • CNAs clearly communicate to patients the details of care or service they intend to provide.
PROFESSIONALISM
  • CNAs treat patients with care and compassion.
  • CNAs reflect on and address their own practice and values that may affect their personal care.
  • CNAs do not impose their personal beliefs and biases on patients. These include political, religious, and cultural beliefs. If they see other health care team members doing this, CNAs are advised to report.
  • When a CNAs own personal beliefs conflict with a patient’s care plan, the CNA provides safe, compassionate, and timely care to those patients, until other arrangements are in place.
  • CNAs acknowledge patients’ right to express concerns. CNAs respond by working with patients to resolve concerns.
  • CNAs advocate for patients and help them access appropriate health care.
  • CNAs understand there may be gaps impacting patient care and health outcomes in some communities. They work together with health care teams to address these gaps.
  • CNAs use appropriate knowledge, skill, and judgment when assessing the health needs of patients.
  • CNAs recognize and work within the limits of their knowledge, skill and judgment, and legal scope of practice.
  • CNAs maintain complete, accurate, and timely documentation in their workplaces.
  • CNAs are accountable to and provide care under, relevant laws and CNA State standards of practice.
  • CNAs are professional with colleagues and treat them with respect, including on social media.
  • CNAs work together with other health care experts to improve their patients’ care.
  • CNAs support, mentor and teach members of the health care team, including students.
  • CNAs take action to stop the unsafe, incompetent, unethical, or unlawful practice, including any type of abuse
  • CNAs declare any conflict of interest that could affect their judgment. This includes a CNA personal, financial, or commercial interest.
  • CNAs maintain integrity. They do not abuse their position to promote or sell products or for any personal gain.
  • CNAs maintain professional boundaries with patients.
  • CNAs do not engage in any sexual relationship with patients. This rule stays in effect even after two years of the end of their correspondence.
  • CNAs are accountable for their own actions and decisions.
RESPECT
  • CNAs show respect to patients’ culture, identity, beliefs, values, and goals.
  • CNAs take steps to maintain patients’ privacy and dignity in the physical space where they are receiving care.
  • Personal care is non-judgmental and free of discrimination.
  • CNAs seek advice and collaborate with the health care team to uphold safe patient care.
  • CNAs protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ personal health information.
  • CNAs do not share patient information on social media.
  • CNAs do not act as powers of attorney or substitute decision-makers for patients.
  • CNAs respect the property of their patients and employers.

RENEWING LICESNSE PROCESS

Discover where to renew your license, take your exam and testing locations.

Registration Fee: $200 U.S, CAD $360

Practice Exam: https://www.nclex.com/nclex-practice-exam.htm

Six Step Process Made Easy: https://www.nclex.com/register.htm

  • 1.Submit application for licensure/registration to NRB
  • 2.Register for the NCLEX with PEARSON VUE (testing site)
  • 3.Pay Fees
  • 4.Authorization to Test Email Sent to You
  • 5.Find a testing Site with Pearson Vue
  • 6.Schedule Exam Appointment

After Exam: it should take 6 weeks to get your results, or you can pay $7.95 to receive quick results https://wsr.pearsonvue.com/testtaker/signin/SignInPage/NCLEXTESTING

Veteran Reimbursement Program: https://www.ncsbn.org/1208.htm

State Registries: https://www.ncsbn.org/725.htm

Changing Our Future Begins with Getting Involved In The Legislative Process.

Important Links

Access local and national mental wellness resources
Knowing where to go to access mental health resources can be a challenge; that’s why we’ve compiled vetted crisis counseling agencies and wellness tools within the Heroes Health application, including Crisis Text Line and the Disaster Distress Helpline.

Discounts for CNA

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New York & Co.–  NY&C offers nurses a discount of 15% off your in-store purchase.  See their site for more details.
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Reebok– nurses get 30% off.  To get started, simply click on the link and verify your status as a nurse.
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Adidas– Healthcare workers get 30% off. As a special thank you, all verified nurses and medical professionals can enjoy an exclusive discount on adidas.com.
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Yeti Coolers– offers a discount to nurses of 20% on all coolers, drink ware, and more. To access the deal, once you have all items added to your shopping cart, select Nurse ID.
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​Nike– offers a 10% discount for nurses and other healthcare workers in the US. To get the discount verify your status and they will send you a single-use promo code for 10% off most items on Nike.com.
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Puffy– Healthcare professionals are eligible to receive $375 off any Puffy mattress and get a free pillow.
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Nurses USA– NUSA members receive discounts at Office Depot/Office Max, Hobie Sunglasses, and Azigo Shopping Program which allows you to accumulate points and redeem them for gift cards and rewards. Membership is free. Visit their member benefits section for more details.
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Club O Rewards Program– Nurses and medical professionals are eligible for a FREE Club O membership (a $19.95 value)! With your FREE Membership, you’ll get all the Club O benefits, like: Free Shipping, earn 5-40% in Club O rewards, and VIP early access to exclusive deals. They also offer: Overstock™ – Flash Deals
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Cove– As a thank you, nurses get an amazing offer.  Here’s what you’ll get for $150: Your Cove security system which they’ll help you design the perfect system valued up to $400, professional monitoring, and a 60-day risk-free trial.
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Great Wolf Lodge– heroes save up to 30% off with promo code: HEROESA This exclusive discount is available to  to fire, emergency medical service personnel, doctors, nurses, 911 dispatchers, police and correctional officers.  Present a professional ID upon check in.
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Nurses USA– NUSA members can save money on movie theater tickets, ski resorts, theme parks, zoos, and more.  Membership is free.  Visit their member benefits section for more details.
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Atlanta Rocks– gives a 10% discount to nurses with valid and current ID on their indoor climbing wall.
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Crayola Experience– RNs get in FREE with their Nurse Appreciation days at certain times of the year. Family members also get 50% off. Must show valid ID.
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Union Plus Entertainment Discounts– A free program offered to most union members.  Medical workers including nurses can save money at over 50 theme parks, sporting events, theater, movies, restaurants, ski resorts and more! NNU, SEIU, and AFL-CIO union members are eligible.

Nurse Hotel Discounts

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Heroes Vacation Club
offers all-new travel benefits exclusively to medical professionals, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. Members can book great deals on accommodations, air, car rentals and more all in one place with savings of up 60% off hotels! Heroes Vacation Club provides discounts on travel everywhere you want to be.
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Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort– In appreciation for all that you do, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers you a very special room rate for Nurses!  Book online or call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for their Nurse rate.
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Hawks Cay– (Florida Keys) Salute To Heroes: Medical workers and nurses receive a special rate and so much more on certain dates every year with guest rooms from: $149 per weeknight
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Best Western Government & Military Discounts Best Western offers
low discount hotel rates based on U.S. government per diem for government employees traveling for business or leisure.  Qualified persons include state/federal employees and tax funded hospital employees.  Book online and present a valid ID at time of check-in.  They also offer the following discounts: Best Western Special Offers & Current Promotions
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Contiki– Book any trip 7+ days and save $75 when you call 1.866.CONTIKI and mention you are a nurse or medical professional to redeem. Offer valid for nurses, teachers, and medical professionals only. Verification of employment must be sent at time of booking to receive promotion.
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Tranquility Bay– (Florida Keys) Enjoy a discount off your visit at certain times of the year to Tranquility Bay by showing proof of employment in healthcare or community service industries upon check-in to receive your discount.
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American Nurses Assoc. ANA has partnered with Booking Community to offer members hotel room rates that are discounted up to 70%.
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CondoLux– (North Myrtle Beach, FL) At certain times of the year, they offer a 10% discount to RNs. You must reserve over the phone, and present an ID upon check in. Other restrictions apply
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National Student Nurse Assoc.– members enjoy benefits including a 15% discount at Red Roof Inn, 10% off at Motel 6, and Wyndham Hotel Group of up to 20% their best rate at participating locations.
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Elk Springs Resort– (Gatlinburg, TN) Hometown Heroes Discount: Doctors, emergency personnel, and nurses save 10% on your stay.
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Avista Resort- offers a discounted rate to nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. Valid ID must be presented at time of check-in.

Nurse Insurance & Mortgage Discounts

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Liberty Mutual– American Assoc. of Registered Nurses (AARN) members, American Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) members, and others can save up to 12% on auto and home insurance. Receive your FREE quote online in under 10 minutes. ​ Get An Auto Insurance Quote in Under 10 Minutes. See How Much You Could Be Saving! Protect Your Home with Liberty Mutual. Get Affordable Home Insurance You Can Trust.
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Homes for Heroes– is a company that affiliates with real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include military, first responders, nurses, healthcare professionals, and others who make our communities a better place to live.

Nurse Wireless Plan & Electronics Discounts

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Samsung– through their discount programs first responders and healthcare professionals can save up to 30% to make things a little easier.  This discount can also be combined with most offers for additional savings.
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Verizon Wireless– Thanks nurses with savings on their personal wireless plans for as low as $30 per line for unlimited plans with 4 lines.  Healthcare workers and and nurses can save up to 15% off your monthly plan.  Restrictions apply.  Other current offers include: Get select smartphones on us. New line required. Verizon Offers
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Verizon Fios Internet– Nurses can get home internet for as low as $34.99/mo for 200 mbps with autopay, taxes, and equip charges.  Restrictions apply.   Other deals include: Ultra Fast 5G Internet. Switch now and get a $100 Gift Card & Samsung Chromebook 4 on us.
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AT & T– gives thanks to those to nurses, physicians, and your families with exclusive savings on personal wireless plans.  Get 25% off unlimited starter plans and more.  Pay less than $27/mo per line for 4 lines!  Nurses and physicians can sign up online with an ID showing your name and agency you’re associated with.  Restrictions apply.  They also offer the following promos: Switch to AT&T and get up to $700 off eligible smartphones
$50 Unlimited Plus: Everything you want with AT&T PREPAID
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Dell– gives exclusive discounts and offers through its member purchase program.  Healthcare professionals are eligible for an additional 5% off including sale items, special financing offers, and a best price guarantee.
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Dish Network– healthcare workers get the Heartland Pack added to your TV package for free, one free movie rental per month, a free upgrade of your DVR to a Hopper, and more.  Visit their site for details.
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Abt Electronics– appreciates nurses, first responders and military.  Shop and save $50 on orders $500+ and Free Shipping.  Unique code provided in cart. Nurses, First Responders, Military, We Appreciate You! Shop and Save $50 on Orders $500+ and Free Shipping. *Unique code provided in cart
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U.S. Cellular– offers a discount through their Partner Employee Discount Program. Employees of certain businesses, hospitals, and medical organizations are eligible for a discount. To verify your eligibility you must show proof with a work ID badge or recent pay stub.
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Apple Government Employee Program– This program provides solutions at a special price for employees of State or Local Government agencies who want to purchase Apple products for personal use. Special pricing applies to some, but not all, of the products.  Must work for a public run hospital or institution.
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National Student Nurses Assoc.– members can save money at Office Max/ Office Depot, magazine subscriptions, and Azigo online shopping mall.
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Sleep Number– Medical professionals including nurses receive 25% off select sleep number mattresses. Redeem in-store or via phone only.
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TOMS– values the effort that nurses put into caring for others. That’s why they offer a 10% discount for nurses with verification through SheerID. The nurse discount applies to all eyewear, footwear, and more. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for OneTOMS- values the effort that nurses put into caring for others. That’s why they offer a 10% discount for nurses with verification through SheerID. The nurse discount applies to all eyewear, footwear, and more. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One
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Natures Gift– The aromatherapy oils company offers a 10 percent discount to nurses & health care professionals who provide proof of license.

Nurse Car Rental Discounts

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Hertz Car Rental– gives NNU, SEIU, AFL-CIO and other healthcare union members an exclusive discount of up to 25% off everyday base rates thru Union Plus, a free program offered to most union members. Use discount code/CDP# 205666 to receive this discount.
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Heroes Vacation Club– offers all-new travel benefits exclusively to medical professionals, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. Members can book great deals on accommodations, air, car rentals and more all in one place with savings of up 60% off hotels! Heroes Vacation Club provides discounts on travel everywhere you want to be.
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Dollar Rental Car– gives NNU, SEIU, AFL-CIO other healthcare union members an exclusive discount of up to 25% off on all car types at participating US and Canada locations thru Union Plus, a free program offered to most union members.
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Thrifty Car Rental– gives NNU, SEIU, AFL-CIO ​other medical union members an exclusive discount of up to 25% off on all car types at participating US and Canada locations thru Union Plus, a free program offered to most union members.
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National Student  Nurses Assoc.– As an NSNA member you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent a car with up to 25% off Avis and Budget’s great rates.

Nurse Entertainment Discounts

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Caesars Entertainment– Harrah’s, Horshoe, Caeser’s Palace, Flamingo, Paris, Bally’s, Planet Hollywood, and Rio value the courage and sacrifice of nurses by giving you up to 30% off hotel stays. That is why Caesars Entertainment provide year-round discounts on hotel reservations made online by nurses who verify their identity. In addition to promotional sales applied to your reservations, they will deduct another 30% off the lowest available rate of your stay at Caesars locations across the U.S.
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Great Wolf Lodge– heroes save up to 30% off with promo code: HEROESA This exclusive discount is available to  to fire, emergency medical service personnel, doctors, nurses, 911 dispatchers, police and correctional officers.  Present a professional ID upon check in.
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Cheeca Lodge & Spa– (Florida Keys) They thank our community heroes including military, first responders, doctors, and nurses with a 10% discount at certain times of the year. ​
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Emergency Nurses Assoc.– members of ENA enjoy benefits of 10% off at Motel 6, 15% at Red Roof Inn, and a 5% discount at TNT Vacations.
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CheapCaribbean.com– Sign up and you’ll get the best beach offers, upgrades and packages through their “ER & R Club” starting with $150 off your next vacation!  This can be found in the Deals section on the Discounts for Heroes page of their website. It’s their way of saying thank you for your dedication.
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Disney Springs Hotels– they offer special room rates at certain times of the year starting at $79/night to Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels which are extended to U.S. Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses & 911 Dispatchers. In 2021, book through July 10, 2021, for travel through July 14, 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
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Westgate Resorts–  Westgate Resorts is proud to offer nurses a 10% discount off the Best Available Rate.  Use promo code: NURSE10.  This discount is good at any Westgate throughout the country.
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Extended Stay America– whether you’re a traveling nurse or a medical student in a residency program, they offer the best short and long-term hotel value by the day, week, or month. Save up to 31% – the longer you stay , the more you save!
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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts– Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza and more offer a special rate to federal, state, county, and local government employees on official business. RNs who work for a government agency or tax funded hospital qualify. Save 10-30% on your next getaway. Find trip ideas, hotel deals & more.
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Emergency Nurses Assoc.– members of ENA enjoy benefits including: MetLife Auto & Home’s group insurance program which comes with special group rates and discounts; and term & whole life discounts from various insurance companies.
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National Student Nurses Assoc.– ​NSNA members get access to the Augeo Health Insurance Marketplace.  Shop private government plans from all the best carriers and find a custom plan perfect for you.
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Farmers Insurance– Offers an occupational discount to nurses in some states.  Contact a local agent to see if you qualify.
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Union Plus– NNU, SEIU, and other medical union members can save up to 15% on auto insurance thru Met Life.  Also, through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, they can help you purchase a home while also receiving spec
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American Nurses Association– members can get discounted term life insurance policies from The Hartford, and members can save up to 4 percent off Nationwide’s already low rates, and $100/off deductibles when you add features like Vanishing Deductible and drive safely.
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Nurse Next Door Program– Many of the benefits of our national home buying program for teachers have been extended to ALL medical professionals including nurses, medical staff and doctors. Grant amounts have been increased up to $6,000.00.*  You may also be eligible for additional down payment assistance for nurses and medical professionals.  It also includes no application fees, and free appraisal.

Nurse Scrubs & Work Gear Discounts

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Scrubs & Beyond– scrubs and footwear at low prices for nurses and medical professionals. They offer free shipping on all orders over $125, seasonal sales, and a markdown section with Scrubs up to 75% off!
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Uniform Advantage– offers great prices on scrubs and footwear for nurses and healthcare workers.  They give FREE shipping on orders over $129, a price match guarantee, and monthly promo codes to save up to 20%.
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My Medic– offers a discount code to nurses to apply during checkout when you verify your status as medical staff.  Click on the link in the bottom menu of their site to access the discount code.
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FirstNet– The first nationwide network dedicated to public safety is ready to help physicians and RNs do their jobs safely and effectively. Get data plans from $39.99/month and other offers for individual healthcare workers or agencies.
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Club O Rewards Program– Medical professionals including nurses get a FREE Club O membership (a $19.95 value)! With your FREE Membership, you’ll get all the Club O benefits, like: Free Shipping, earn 5-40% in Club O rewards, and VIP early access to exclusive deals. They also offer: Overstock™ – Flash Deals
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T-Mobile–  Offers savings and rewards cards to nurses thru their T-Mobile Advantage Program.  This lets you receive additional benefits or rewards based on affiliation with your company, organization, or government agency
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Union Plus Dell & HP Discount– NNU, SEIU, AFL-CIO, and other healthcare union members are eligible to receive 10-20% off at Dell and up to 20% at HP on computers and electronics thru this free program.