By becoming a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, you will be joining the world's largest and most prestigious network of professionals who work in this practice and support the continued implementation of forensic nursing principles. Association membership gives you the resources you need to develop your practice, become recognized, and connect with your peers in the industry. All multi-year membership options protect you from dues increases during the membership period.
Note: Before joining the Association we ask all potential members to read and agree to the terms of the Vision of Ethical Practice. Click here to review.
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In order to register as a Regular Member, you must be a Registered Nurse (RN or similar. You may also add a print copy of the Journal (sent quarterly) for an additional $20 per year.
You may also join a local chapter*
for $30 a year.
*You must be an active member of IAFN to join your local chapter
- 1-year membership $129
- 3-year membership $339 (savings of $45)
- 5-year membership $550 (savings of $90)
- Lifetime membership $1,600
Check out our Membership Bundle Opportunity! Do you have a group of 5 or more RNs (3 in a rural setting)? Contact the Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to find how much you could save with a Bundled Membership for your team.
For our colleagues not in nursing. You may also add online access to the Journal for an additional $20 per year. You may also join a local chapter for $25 a year.
1-year membership $109
3-year membership $286 (savings of $41)
5-year membership $464 (savings of $81)
Lifetime membership $1,600
Available to those who are currently enrolled in a primary nursing program and have never held a professional nursing license or who hold RN licensure and are currently enrolled full-time in an advancing education program. Student members may not vote or hold office in the organization. You may also add online access to the Journal for an additional $20 per year. You may also join a local chapter for $25 a year.
Retired Member: Active Association Members may request to change their member type to Retired Member status upon payment of their annual dues. To qualify for Retired Member status, the member must be at least 65 years of age and have maintained an active membership status with Association for a minimum of seven consecutive years. You may also add online access to the Journal for an additional $20 per year. You may also join a local chapter for $25 a year.
In accordance with tax laws and 501 c(6) regulations, we are required to notify you that 2.67% of your membership dues for 2015 are attributable to lobbying activities of IAFN and, as such are non-deductible as business expenses by your organization.
$20.00 of the membership dues are applied to a subscription to the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
Sliding-scale dues are also available to some members who live outside the U.S. and Canada. Read more >>
Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.