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The Association of Public Health Nurses

  • Provides a learning environment
  • Promotes the public’s health
  • Improves public health nursing practice
  • Advances the role of public health nurses
  • Provides a dynamic environment where public health nurses can learn from each other and exchange ideas

 Membership Provides

  • Educational offerings, including an annual national conference and periodic webinars
  • Leadership development opportunities, including opportunities to serve on association committees and workgroups, regional roles, liaisons to other organizations, and in elected positions
  • Opportunities to receive and provide mentorship in public health nursing practice and leadership
  • Networking conference calls and meetings
  • Communication and social media: website, listserv, Twitter
  • Policy papers on issues of significance to public health nursing
  • Affiliation with other national organizations such as the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officers (NACCHO)
  • Member of the Nursing Community, comprised of over 60 national nursing organizations that represent over one million practicing nurses, nurse executives, and nursing students, faculty, and researchers
  • Member of the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations, a collaboration of organizations serving public health nursing.
  • Advocacy through strength in numbers – Membership gives PHNs a powerful voice in national issues

Networking & Information Access

  • Connect with your fellow members and benefit from each other’s expert knowledge through the APHN Discussion Forum
  • Enrich your nursing practice with resources available in our members’ only section: position papers, articles, surveys, publications, etc.
  • Receive timely information about issues affecting public health nursing practice, important reports and resources

Membership Types

  • Public Health Nurse ($125)
  • Public Health Nurse Contributing Member ($200)
  • Student ($30) (pre-professional)
  • Retiree ($75)
  • Other Public Health Worker & Individual ($75)
  • Official State or Territorial Representative ($400)