IAFN Membership - International Association of Forensic Nurses

2024 Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!

Join the World’s Largest Network of Forensic Nurses

Become a Member of the Global Forensic Nursing Leader

We welcome registered nurses, nursing students, medical professionals, multidisciplinary team colleagues and other allies as members.

You are already part of the movement to ensure all patients experiencing violence receive healthcare.

Maximize the unlimited potential to deepen your knowledge, build your network, influence policy and help shape the future of forensic nursing as a member of IAFN.

When you join the world’s largest organization of forensic nurses, you get:

You also get:

You also get:

Membership Options

Registered Nurses


Associate Members


Student Members


Visit this page with student-specific tips from current IAFN members.

Student members are currently enrolled in a primary nursing program and have never held a professional nursing license. Student members may not vote or hold office in the organization.

Retired Members


Must be at least 65 years of age and have maintained an active membership status with Association for a minimum of five consecutive years.

Group Savings


Bundled rates are available!

*As defined by Health Resources & Services Administration.

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for your team.

Boasting the highest number of forensic nursing experts on staff that you can find!

Anyone can access our forensic nursing staff with expertise in:

“My favorite thing about IAFN is being able to see what other people, what so many other people are doing throughout the country and throughout the world to really advocate for proper care for victims of violence.”
Jaclyn Rodriguez
“I feel like every time I log in, I learn something new about somewhere or something. And I just think that's amazing. And how far we've progressed. I've been a member since 2018, and I'm so excited that I joined.”
Tristen Palumbo
“The most valuable things for me over the last 3 decades are being with people who thought like I did about victims of violence because we were alone and it was so separated by distance."
Sheila Early
Canada, BC
“I love all the kindred spirits. We meet over the years and the generosity, the sharing of knowledge, sharing of expertise is invaluable. Policies, procedures is just a very generous group.”
Mary Ann Ordelt


$20.00 of each member’s dues are applied to an online Journal of Forensic Nursing subscription.


Membership and Certification purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Other cancellations and changes may be subject to administrative fees. Visit this page for IAFN’s full Return and Refund Policies.

Dues or other payments to IAFN are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes; however, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to certain restrictions related to any association lobbying. IAFN estimates that 20.55% of member dues are attributable to the lobbying activities of this organization. Please consult your tax advisor. This rate is subject to change on a yearly basis.

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.