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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. Quad Council member organizations are the APHA PH Nursing Section, the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE), and APHN)
  • 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 ($75) (pre-professional)
  • Retiree ($75)
  • Other Public Health Worker & Individual ($75)
  • Official State or Territorial Representative ($400)