As social beings, we have a need to belong; we need community. As professionals, we need continuous personal development and growth, so we need continuing educational opportunities. Professional associations are important to personal development and community. The right association helps to define your professional identity, and grow as an industry specialist.
You will choose three professional associations that may meet your career path objectives, and then click here, and download and complete the Professional Associations Template. Be sure to follow the prompts on the template and cite your sources. APA format is required. Click here for a list of sources that me be of benefit. You may also choose non-health care and other associations that are not on the list.