American Psychiatric Nurses Association Membership

Welcome to your community psychiatric-mental health nursing professionals! The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides a forum for the exchange of information among psychiatric-mental health nursing colleagues, whose expertise covers all facets of the profession. APNA Membership leads to a personal enrichment that ultimately benefits persons with mental health needs. Together, we advance the concept that whole health begins with mental health.

Existing APNA Members: Renew Your Membership Here!

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APNA Membership Types

Regular Membership: $135

Regular membership is available to individuals who are registered nurses, pay dues, and are engaged in pursuits which further the purposes of the Association. Regular members may vote, serve on committees and seek election to the Board of Directors. Discounted 2-year and 3-year memberships are available. 

If you have an existing membership that you would like to renew, please click here.

Explore Additional Membership Types

If you are interested and qualify for any of the below membership types, please click the Get Started button.

  • Full-time Nursing Student: $25 (requires upload of full-time student verification document)
  • Retired Nurse (no longer working): $75
  • International Nurse: $135
  • Affiliate (non-RN): $135

Full-time Military on Active Duty: $75

Registered Nurses who are full-time U.S. Military (Armed Forces DOD) on active duty are eligible for a discounted membership rate of $75.00. You must provide proof of active duty in order to be eligible for this rate. Please contact APNA Membership at 855-863-APNA (2762) or to join with the APNA Military rate.