ANA/TNA full membership benefits

The benefits of becoming a member of the American Nurses Association
and the Tennessee Nurses Association are listed below!

Membership in the American Nurses Association and the Tennessee Nurses Association makes a powerful statement about you and your commitment to nursing. Membership identifies you as a nurse who is serious about the profession as well as purposeful about staying informed, educated and involved. It gives you access to valuable benefits and services that will make your life easier, including subscriptions to cutting-edge publications and discount rates on a variety of products. TNA and ANA provide you with the combined support of an ever-growing professional network. It is time that America's 2.7 million RNs join together so that nursing remains a viable part of the health care delivery system to ensure the safety and quality of patient care.

The Voice Of Nursing

The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) is the voice for all registered nurses in Tennessee. It is the only full-service organization whose membership is open to any registered nurse licensed to practice. Since its establishment, TNA has remained a powerful force working for the advancement of the professional nurse in order to provide the citizens of this state with quality, cost-effective health care.

TNA and ANA actively promote the profession and serve as advocates for registered nurses. TNA and ANA also serve as watchdogs for the profession, guarding the welfare of patients by continual involvement in local, state, and national governmental affairs, including a full-time lobbying presence at the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Members, upon recommendation by TNA, are appointed to serve on policy-making boards and commissions at all levels of government. 


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Certifications Subscriptions Advocacy Foundation Initiatives Additional Benefits
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Continuing Education

TNA is committed to providing a well-rounded selection of continuing education activities that meet the needs for professional development of registered nurses throughout the state. TNA is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a provider and approver of continuing nursing education. TNA contact hours are recognized broadly by certifying bodies of nursing specialties. TNA presents a variety of statewide educational conferences, including a health policy summit and an annual conference each year, and members always receive contact hours at reduced rates.

  • TNA Annual Conference
    The TNA Annual Conference is normally held during October. Contact TNA at for details, or click on the Events link at the top of the page.

  • Discounts on TNA/ANA Continuing Education
    Member discounts on all TNA/ANA seminars, workshops, and annual conferences.

  • Visit
    The site allows you to:
    • learn at your pace (you can pause content, log off and pick up where you left off);
    • print and save your certificate for easy reference;
    • track your CE goals; and
    • get complete transcripts to provide to your employer also offers the widest ranges of topics available—many that you won’t find from any other online source.

    TNA/ANA members receive a discount and many courses are free.                                                              

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ANA Certification in Nursing Specialty
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) administers more than 35 specialty and advanced practice certification examinations each year. Substantial discounts on the examination fees are offered to members. Call TNA at (615) 254-0350 for a certification catalog in your area of practice, or visit the ANCC Web site at for details.

TNA membership provides direct contact with a vast network of nursing professionals and the opportunity for discussions and interaction with colleagues. Members across the state paraticipate at the local level through the 11 District Associations. Additionally, visiting TNA's Web site at allows you to subscribe to several discussion groups. Members gain the advantage of networking on the national, state and local levels.



-TNA provides a FREE quarterly publication called the Tennessee Nurse
-The American Nurse
-American Nurse Today
-American Nurses Association News Periodicals
-ANA's Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN) 
-ANA Smartbrief
-Capitol Update
-Nursing Insider

ANA Publications
Member discounts of at least 20% on ANA publications on standards of practice, Code of Ethics, economics, credentialing, education, research and more...

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News And Information 

  • Listservs
    The fastest and most convenient way to receive timely updates on important and relevant issues that directly and indirectly impact you and the nursing community as a whole. 

  • Legislative Alerts/Updates
    The Tennessee Nurses Association notifies its membership via email of important issues that require immediate action and information to assist you in contacting your local legislators. Other information includes updates on bills introduced and the actions taken by the General Assembly. 

  • TNA website Members-Only Section Access
    As a member of TNA you will have access to archived Legislative Updates, Tennessee Nurses Foundation Grant Applications, TNA Bylaws, TNA Policies and Procedures, and more! Access to these sections of the website requires current membership status, filling out the registration form for the website, and then logging in each time you visit.


Advocacy And A Voice For The Profession 

  • Representation on Capitol Hill
    Each member of TNA helps to make the association a more powerful advocate by lending his or her voice to the advancement, protection and promotion of the nursing profession. The Tennessee Nurses Association is the only nursing organization in the state of Tennessee offering distinctive representation at the local and national level. TNA closely monitors important legislation and very often supplies testimony or expert insight into issues of concern to nurses for federal, state and local government, ensuring that nurses are adequately and effectively represented. 

  • Weekly Legislative Report
    A quick and easy resource for TNA members desiring to take action and voice their opinions to local and national legislators. The Legislative Report offers even the busiest professional nurse the ability to stay up-to-date on important information at a moment’s notice without doing all the time-consuming research on monitoring the sometimes confusing and lengthy legislative process. 

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Career Assistance

  • TNA Career Center
    The Tennessee Nurses Association Career Center is dedicated to connecting job seekers with exclusive industry opportunities. Through the TNA Career Center, you have the ability to search jobs and post resumes with premier employers in your specific field of interest. Unlike large, generic internet job boards, the TNA Career Center offers targeted access to highly sought-after positions with premier employers. 


Foundation Initiatives

  • Tennessee Nurses Foundation
    The Tennessee Nurses Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to support programs to meet the special needs of nurses in Tennessee. TNF's programs include professional assistance, education, research, promotion of nursing, and leadership development. TNF's Leadership Nursing Program is designed to cultivate and mentor nursing leaders across the state.

    TNF administers the Tennessee Professional Assistance Program. This program offers a voluntary, individualized program for chemically dependent nurses. The Professional Assistance Program provides advocacy, referral, and monitoring services to nurses and other health care professionals throughout Tennessee.

    Click HERE for details on the Tennessee Nurses Foundation.

  • American Nurses Foundation
    Research Grant funds are available to nurses for nursing research.

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  • Personal & Professional Liability Insurance - Mercer Consumer, a Service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC.

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Comprehensive, economical liability protection–occurrence from up to $2,000,000/$4,000,000 coverage–first year nursing graduates receive a 50% discount on their first year professional liability premium. For a quote, call (800) 503-9230. To fill out an application for coverage, click HERE.

NOTE: Please be advised that, effective January 1, 2014, our third-party insurance administrator changed its name from Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith Inc., to Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC.

Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer and Marsh are both subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC).

This is an internal realignment within MMC only, allowing Mercer Consumer the ability to provide our membership with the best possible products and services. While you will notice the name has changed on our website, in bills, and in other communications, you can expect a seamless transition, with no effect to your current insurance coverage or the services provided.


  • Customized Major Medical Plan - MERCER
    Wide variety of options available. Contact Marsh Affinity Group Services at (800) 503-9230 for an individualized quote.

  • Life Insurance, Catastrophe Medical, Disability Income Protection, First Diagnosis Cancer, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care
    If you are ill, unable to work, or need extra help paying your medical expenses, these coverages can help. Contact CBCA at (800) 808-4514.

  • Dental Plan - MERCER
    The Dental Insurance Plan covers preventative care, root canal, crown, dentures and other treatments for you and your family. Contact Marsh Affinity Group Services Customer Service at (800) 503-9230.

  • Best Benefits Discount Plan - MERCER
    Discounts are available for vision, hearing and chiropractic costs. This is not insurance.

  • Individual Disability Income Insurace - The Standard Insurance Company 
    TNA members receive a premium discount of 15%. Many options to choose from. Contact Jennifer Freeman at (615) 690-1313, or

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Additional Benefits


  • Financial Advisor - Innovative Financial Group, LLC
    You've worked hard to achieve career success, but have you given the same attention to your financial well-being? Do you know what assets you will have in retirement and is it enough? If you have questions about your financial future and want answers, we can help. Focusing on your specific needs and goals, we will develop a strategy that is as unique as you are. For help putting your financial world in order call Jennifer Freeman at (615) 690-1313 or email


  • UNA Prescription Drug Card Program

United Networks of America is offering a free discount prescription card for you, your family, friends and patients. The card can be used for non-covered prescription medications or as your primary plan if you do not have insurance or prescription drug coverage. Simply click the following link to create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card. You will receive savings of up to 75% on both brand and generic medications. The program is accepted at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. The cards are pre-activated and can be used immediately. There is even a prescription drug pricing feature which allows you to quickly search several area pharmacies to receive the greatest discount for you and/or your patients.



  • Discount Auto Rentals
    Alamo: call (800) 354-2322 and give ID #BY267847 
    Budget: call (800) 455-2848 and give BCD#X359100



Drexel University Online

Offering TNA members the opportunity to earn a top-ranked degree conveniently online. Take advantage of tuition reductions up to 25% and deferred billing to help minimize out of pocket costs.





The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) and The College Network have partnered to offer TNA members a way to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing entirely through distance education with no waiting list. As a TNA member, you can receive a 10 percent discount on The College Network portion on any degree program! For more information on utilizing your member benefit, click here.

    • Capella University

    • Chamberlain College 

    • Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

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Join Now     Please note: If you are already a member of TNA/ANA, please go to this link to renew your membership. Thank you.


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