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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, with reduced registration fees for members.
  • Leadership development opportunities, including opportunities to serve on association committees and workgroups, regional roles, liaisons to other organizations, and in elected positions.
  • Opportunities to connect and network with colleagues in public health nursing and with public health partners to explore and advance common interests.
  • Opportunities to provide or receive mentorship to advance professional skills and connections to prepare for future career roles and opportunities.
  • Communication about issues of importance to PHN: APHN newsletter, website, listserv, twitter.
  • Advancement of policy papers on issues of significance to public health nursing, including roles of PHNs in disaster and emergency preparedness.
  • 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).
  • Linkage with several national nursing organizations, including the Nursing Community (policy advocacy), Nurses on Boards Coalition (promoting nurses for board service opportunities), and the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations (collaboration among PHN-related organizations).
  • Support for PHNs to prepare for CPH (Certified in Public Health) credentialing, including a discount on CPH examination fees.
  • 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) (undergraduate, prelicensure)
  • Retiree ($75)
  • Other Public Health Worker & Individual ($75)
  • Official State or Territorial Representative ($400)