Benefits of membership

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Registered Nurses 

Licensed Practical Nurses

Get up to $1000 of Out of Pocket Medical Expenses Back - Taking Care of the Caregiver

Elizabeth Kirk Health Fund (E. Kirk)

CNA members are eligible for assistance with out-of-pocket medical expenses. You may receive payment for 50% of your out of pocket medical expenses, up to $1000 per year. The process is confidential and members are encouraged to request assistance.
 Please click on  criteria/application for detailed information or call CNA at 203 238 1207 if you have questions.  Mail your claim to the the attention of the Bookkeeper, Connecticut Nurses' Association, 1224 Mill St., Blg B, East Berlin, CT 06023.

CT Nurses’ Association receives funding to support members with their out of pocket health care costs. Elizabeth Kirk, a private duty nurse and member of the CT Nurses’ Association bequeathed the Association funds to support nurses’ health.

Influence Decisions

  • Join one of the many committees and boards at the national, state and local level that are shaping the direction of the association and the profession.
  • Participate in members surveys that drive the national and Connecticut agenda

Professional Development

  • Advance your knowledge through an extensive online Continuing education library - offering free or discounted resources for members
  • Enjoy exclusive member discounts on American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) specialty certification exams - save $85 on the initial exam and $95 on recertification
  • Continue your higher education with members-only tuition discounts on accredited online nursing programs leading to a BSN, MSN or DNP degree
  • Free subscriptions to The American Nurse and American Nurse Today, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and SmartBrief - valued at more than $50
  • Keep your knowledge current by attending monthly live Navigate Nursing webinars - and save 50%
  • Improve your leadership skills through ANA's Leadership institute
  • Explore job openings through our Career Centers
  • Protect yourself with significant savings on Professional Liability insurance


ANA and CNA strengthening nursing's voices in CT and at the national level
  • Federal Lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care - issues such as safe staffing nursing workforce development, scope of practice and access to care
  • Representing nursing where it matters, including the White House-, Environmental Protection agency, Department of Labor, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many others
  • National voice in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribute, USA Today, 60 Minutes, NBC nightly News, CNN, and NPR, and many others internationally speaking for United Sates nurses at the International Council of Nurses and represent nurses a the World Health Organization
  • In Connecticut, we protect and safeguard your Nursing Practice Act-one of the most important roles of CNA Advocating at the state level
  • Take part in grass roots advocacy efforts that let our elected officials hear your commitment on issues important to nursing

Personal Benefits

As a nurse and CNA and ANA member, you are committed to providing superior care to your patients. But who is taking care of you while you take care of others? Through Personal Benefits, CNA and ANA offer five important programs that every nurse needs. ANA has carefully screened these partners to find those dedicated to providing member nurses with great value, and convenient sign up.

Learn more about what Personal Benefits are being offered.

ANA Premier Membership Delivers Enhanced Benefits!

In addition to the low joint membership dues, CNA and ANA also offer ANA Premier membership. With ANA Premier, you provide enhanced support to advocacy efforts in your state, on Capital Hill and in regulatory agencies, ANA Premier also offers additional benefits.

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