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NSNA Partnerships with Specialty Nursing Organizations

One of the main objectives of NSNA is to prepare students to play active and vital roles in
the nursing profession. NSNA socializes students into the world of professional
organizations and provides opportunities to gain invaluable skills and experiences
that enhance professional development.

NSNA strives to build and strengthen the bridge between education and practice.
NSNA members are informed about professional organizations and encouraged
to learn about them – even as students.

Through a Partnership Program, NSNA members may join selected specialty
nursing organizations at a reduced rate available only to NSNA members.
Click on the nursing organization to join.

The mission of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing is to provide quality
neonatal education and programs at a reasonable cost to all newborn
health care professionals. The Academy achieves this mission through
professional, peer-reviewed publications, educational conferences,
and offering books and other materials to newborn health care
professionals. As a professional nursing organization our dedication
to your education is absolute. Using techniques that provide
cost-effective learning modalities, the Academy strives to make your
membership dollars stretch as far as possible. NSNA members can
join the Academy at a special rate of $50. Join today and become part
of the 7,000 neonatal nurses who trust the Academy of Neonatal Nursing
to deliver the latest in neonatal research and evidence based clinical care. 

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is proud to announce
its partnership with NSNA.  AAMN has a long and rich legacy, of which you can
play an influential role.  Right now, AAMN is experiencing an exciting time of
organizational growth and dynamic progress.   By joining AAMN, you become
part of a community of exceptional nurses who are committed to advancing the
profession. Some of the benefits of a Student Membership in AAMN include:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Networking & Mentoring Opportunities
  • Career Advancement

To become part of the AAMN community, please click here and follow the
simple steps.  You can also print a membership application from the website
and mail it in. NSNA nursing student members will also receive a discounted
membership in the AAMN.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), a professional
association of more than 5,000 members worldwide, is committed to working
for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the
science and practice of neuroscience nursing. AANN's membership represents
nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience
patient care such as multispecialty and neuroscience intensive care units,
general neuroscience units, rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units,
pediatric units, emergency and trauma departments, surgery, and more.
AANN is the leading authority in neuroscience nursing.

NSNA student members get access to benefits designed to help you
advance both personally and professional. Benefits include:

                   o   Subscription (print and digital) to the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN)
                   o   AANN Neuroscience News weekly e-newsletter
                   o   Clinical Practice Guidelines       

                  o    Discounts on educational programs like the AANN Annual Meeting and

                  o    Free CE from the JNN and Clinical Practice Guidelines
                  o    10% tuition discount at Chamberlain College of Nursing 

                  o   Special Focus Groups
                  o   Local chapters
                  o   World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing membership included·          

Click here for membership and benefits information and here for membership
types (including student membership) . 
NSNA members can join AANN at the
discounted rate of $65 per year. Join online today! Email for
more information or visit our website at

American Holistic Nurses Association
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership
association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals.  Founded
in 1981, AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the
education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all
aspects of holistic caring and healing, serving as a bridge between conventional
medicine and complementary and alternative healing practices. Holistic nursing is
recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty
with defined scope and standards of practice. AHNA’s mission is to advance
holistic nursing through community building, advocacy, research and education. 
NSNA members receive a special membership discount of $10 at

American Nurses Association
Nursing students become Subscribers for $10, that's 60% savings off the
non-student subscriber rate. Members of National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
can become Subscribers for free. Nursing Students who register as ANA Subscribers
receive digital access to the following:

  • Full ANA Position and Policy papers on important nursing issues
  • Members-only content on
  • ANA publications such as American Nurse Today, The American Nurse, OJIN: 
  • The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing as well as ANA SmartBrief

To access this excellent benefit, visit and click "Student Nurses"
at the top (or head there directly with this link:

The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA), the professional
association for nurses who take care of patients with kidney disease, is
committed to educating, supporting, and inspiring all nurses practicing in
nephrology. As a member of ANNA, you receive unparalleled access to a
growing network of nephrology nurses.

A special membership offer for NSNA members:
NSNA members are invited to join ANNA for a special discounted rate
of only $10 per year. To learn more, please visit our website.

About the American Organization of Nurse Executives

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national
professional membership organization for current and emerging nurse leaders.
With more than 8,700 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in
health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional
development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient
care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape public policy for
health care. AONE members have access to information, tools, research
and mentorship to address the changes and challenges facing nurse leaders.

Current NSNA members can join AONE at the discounted rate of $85 ($135 savings).
Email for additional information. AONE is a subsidiary of the American
Hospital Association (AHA).
For additional information, visit the AONE website at

The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses 

The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN) was incorporated
as a nonprofit organization in 1975. Plastic surgical nursing is a diverse
multidisciplinary field that encompasses various practice settings and educational
backgrounds including pediatric reconstruction, skin care, aesthetics, burns,
adult reconstruction, craniofacial,
operating room, post anesthesia care, office settings, management, nurse injectors,
independent practitioners, advanced practice nursing, and nurse educators.
ASPSN will help you enhance your practice by providing information on
current trends, quality education, and networking opportunities. ASPSN
encourages members to take
full advantage of the many benefits membership has to offer and is pleased
to offer NSNA members a reduced rate for membership.
 Join today and
take the next step
in your professional development!


The American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety
The American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety  (ASPPS) at the
National Patient Safety Foundation is proud to announce its partnership
with the NSNA. ASPPS is the first and only individual membership program
for the patient safetyfield and was established to build an engaged, focused
community of individuals committed to accelerating the delivery of safe patient care.
ASPPS entitles members to special discounts on programs offered by NPSF, as well
as partner discounted education tools and resources to help support its members’
patient safety career.  NSNA members can now join ASPPS at a discounted rate of $50.
That’s over 30% off the regular student/faculty rate! Simply visit and
enter the code NSNA50 when signing up for an
ASPPS 1-Yr Student Membership.

NPSF is also kicking off its United for Patient Safety campaign, which will
highlight and reinforce that all of us within the public health system have a role
to play in keeping patientssafe and free from harm. The United in Patient Safety
campaign culminates each year with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed
to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety
among health professionals and the public. This year, patient safety week is
March 13-19.The week will launch a yearlong effort to highlight issues important
in ensuring patients remain free from harm while providing the opportunity for
discussions, events, and engagement by those dedicated to this cause. 

Click here to learn more about the value of ASPPS membership, explore all
the program offerings, and to join today at this special rate. For more information
about Patient Safety Awareness Week, please visit:
If you have any questions, please contact
ASPPS at 617-391-9931 or


Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the national
association committed to improving patient safety in the surgical setting. AORN is the
premier resource for perioperative nurses, advancing the profession and the professional
with valuable guidance as well as networking and resource-sharing opportunities.
AORN promotes safe patient care and is recognized as an authority for safe operating
room practices and a definitive source for information and guiding principles that support
day-to-day perioperative nursing practice.
Log on to for more information.

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a
nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.
Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen
the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and
other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

AWHONN is the professional organization for students with an interest or focus in:

•             Antepartum
•             Intrapartum (includes LDR/LDRP & L&D)
•             Postpartum
•             Mother/Baby
•             Breastfeeding/Lactation
•             Neonatal Intensive Care/Intermediate Nursery
•             Well Baby Nursery
•             Gynecology
•             Women’s Health

Enjoy all of the benefits of Full Membership at a fraction of the cost!   NSNA

members save 50% on Student Membership. 

Learn more about AWHONN and join today!


The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is the
professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other
pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated
to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with
cancer and blood disorders, and their families. APHON providesthe leadership and
expertise to pediatric hematology/oncology nurses by defining and promoting the highest
standards of practice and care to the pediatric, adolescent, and young adult communities.
APHON is a proud partner of the National Student Nurses' Association  and offers undergraduate
nursing students membership for a special reduced rate of $25. NSNA student members receive a
subscription to APHON Counts membership newsletter, members-only discounts in the APHON
Bookstore and meeting registration, and may serve on volunteer task forces and committees. Visit

to download an application.

Dermatology Nurses Association

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science was established in 2000 as the open
membership entity of the American Academy of Nursing. The mission is simple: Better Health
Through Nursing Science. Every day, the Council and its members work to be a strong voice of
nurse scientists at the national and international levels; support the development, conduct and
utilization of nursing science; and facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists.
NSNA student members will receive all benefits of CANS Membership, including a subscription
to Nursing Outlook, reduced conference rates, access to seed grants, and much more, at a
reduced membership rate of $23/year.

Please visit our website for more information or to join.

Dermatology Nurses Association

The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) is a professional nursing
organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality
care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA
is to promote excellence in dermatologic care. Members include nurse practitioners,
registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, medical assistants,
students and others associated with dermatology nursing, who work in a variety of
settings including clinics, academic institutions, private practice, public health centers,
and government facilities. DNA offers education and training in fundamental and
cutting-edge dermatology care and treatment through its annual convention, dermatology
nurse certification review course and expert workshops. Student members receive
many DNA benefits electronically, such as a bi-monthly newsletter online, a weekly e-newsletter,
and monthly email member updates. Student members will also receive special registration rates
to all DNA events. Members of the DNA's Nurse Practitioner Society are afforded tools, resources
and education focused on the needs of the advanced nurse practitioner. The DNA Focus Newsletter
 and official journal, the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, extend the DNA's informational
 and educational presence with association and practice news, learner-paced continuing education and
timely resources. To learn more about the DNA, visit the Web site at

Emergency Nurses Association
Founded in 1970, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the nation’s only professional
association dedicated solely to the advancement of emergency nursing. Discover a wealth of
opportunities for personal and professional advancement as a member of the Emergency Nurses
Association. ENA membership gives you access to the knowledge, experience, and views of health
care professionals throughout the nation. You will be able to advance your career by building your
exposure and visibility to decision-makers. Your knowledge and skills will be enhanced by taking
advantage of the latest clinical, research and education programs all designed with a focus on
emergency care. As an NSNA member, you are eligible to receive a generous 60% membership
discount. Apply for an ENA membership today at

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Forensic Nurses specialize in caring for victims and perpetrators of violence. They also take part in
the legal system by collecting forensic evidence and providing consultation to medical and law agencies.
IAFN's mission is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and
disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science. IAFN is excited to partner
with NSNA to offer a one-year complimentary Student membership. As an IAFN Student member,
you have access to many  resources to enrich your professional career and connect with diverse
practice specialists and nurses who have a real passion for what they do. Visit

National Association of Neonatal Nurses
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) is the longest established professional
voice that supports neonatal nurses through excellence in practice, education, research and
professional development.
NANN is the only non-profit neonatal nursing organization that exists solely to support the
professional needs of neonatal nurses throughout their careers.  NANN is your professional
connection to the strongest and most vibrant community of neonatal nurses.  These connections
will prove vital as you progress in your career.  NSNA members will receive a special NANN student
membership rate for NSNA members of $45. Join NANN today!


Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the largest professional oncology association in the world, is
composed of more than 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to
excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. The Society
offers useful information and opportunities for nurses at all levels, in all practice settings, and in all
subspecialties. ONS is now extending annual complimentary membership to all pre-licensure students
enrolled full-time in a nursing program. Members of NSNA are able to join ONS for an annual fee of $0.
For more information, visit us at