Membership Benefits

Nursing the Future was created for the purpose of supporting, providing a collegial network for, and professionally empowering the newest members of our nursing community. As such, we are devoted to the assessment, identification, evaluation, and resolution of issues that arise for new nursing graduates during their transition to professional practice.

We have a variety of resources to assist new grads in their professional journey, and in building relationships with peers and with leaders in the nursing community and the healthcare system in general.

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Becoming a member, or giving the gift of membership offers the following advantages:

  • With membership comes PEER MENTORSHIP
    • New graduates will be assigned a new graduate mentor from NTF who will connect with by email and phone, meet with them when appropriate, and follow them for the initial year of their practice
  • Monthly NTF nursing organization updates
  • Links to other supports for new graduates
  • Opportunities to be involved in the ongoing development of new graduates
  • E-newsletter with practical and organizational information
  • Password protected Associate, New Graduate/Student and Common Discussion Boards
  • Receive NTF publication: "From Surviving to Thriving: Navigating The First Year of Professional Nursing Practice" - this book speaks to the concept of Transition Shock, outlines the Stages of Transition and offers graduates numerous tips and hints to manage the issues of being a new nurse

The survival guide is a publication written specifically for the new nursing graduate. It is supported by years of research and verified by the 'real' life-experiences of graduates JUST LIKE YOU. It is a must have for those nearing graduation or who are newly graduated from their nursing education program. It is jam packed with personal stories, helpful tips and advice from nurses who have been through the process and want to help those who are beginning it.

The most important thing to remember as a new graduate is that you are not alone. Membership in Nursing The Future offers support, encouragement and above all, information to prepare you to start your first year of nursing practice.