Membership FAQ

Who should join APHN?

APHN is the voice of public health nurses on a national level. APHN provides a forum for public health nurses to network and exchange ideas. There is also a student membership available for those who are enrolled full - or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) in a college or university.


What are the benefits of joining APHN?

APHN provides opportunities for continuing education, networking, and access to resources. These benefits enable public health nurses to be aware of current information and gain knowledge to help promote and protect the health of the population. APHN is a member of the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations (Quad Council). The Quad Council provides voice and visibility for public health nurses, sets a national policy agenda on issues related to public health nursing and advocates for excellence in public health nursing education, practice, leadership, and research. The other three Quad Council organizations are: Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE), American Nursing Association (ANA), and the American Public Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA). APHN is an affiliate of the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).


What are the membership categories?

  • Official State or Territory Representative
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse Contributing Member
  • Retired Public Health Nurse
  • Pre-professional Student Member
  • Other Public Health Worker & Indiv with Iterest in PH
  • Academic Group Membership
  • Affiliate Group Membership
  • Organizational Group Membership
  • Corporate Group Membership

What form of payments do you take for membership?

APHN accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, purchase orders or you may download the membership application and mail in with a personal check.


How many APHN members are there?

APHN has approximately 330 members.


Who runs APHN?

APHN is governed by a Board of Directors made up of APHN members who are nominated and elected by the membership.


How do I get help with membership questions?

Email the Administrative Assistant at

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