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Additional CT Benefits of membership

Receive 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.

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.

Connecticut 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 Connecticut Nurses Association, bequeathed the association funds to support nurses’ health.

The average hero home buyer receives over $3000 just for using this benefit

Homes for Heroes 

Homes for Heroes offers CT Nurses' Association members exclusive access to a nationwide network of real estate and mortgage specialists committed/dedicated to providing real savings to healthcare professionals just like you as our way to say Thank You.

Plus, every time a hero like you buys or sells a home using a Homes for Heroes specialist, you are helping other heroes in need by expanding our Circle of Giving, where Homes for Heroes donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation and the Connecticut Nurses Foundation.

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.


CNA and ANA strengthening nursing's voices in Connecticut and in Washington DC.

  • In Connecticut, one of the prime directives of CNA is to protect and safeguard your Nursing Practice Act.
  • Take part in grass roots advocacy efforts to let our elected officials hear your commitment on issues important to nursing.
  • Federal lobbying on issues important to health care and nursing, such as safe staffing nursing workforce development, scope of practice, and access to care.
  • Nursing representation where it matters, including the White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, 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 the World Health Organization.

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

Personal Benefits

  • Explore job openings through our Career Centers
  • Protect yourself with significant savings on Professional Liability insurance

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.

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.

 Learn more about enhanced benefits 

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