Membership Types & Dues

Regular Membership: $135.00
Regular membership is available to those 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. Automatic monthly payment option ($12.50/month) and discounted 2-year membership are available. 

Members who are full-time U.S. Military (Armed Forces DOD) on active duty pay $75.00. You must show proof of active duty - please contact the membership department at 855-863-APNA (2762) to take advantage of this discount.

Affiliate Membership: $135.00
Affiliate members are all other mental health professionals who are not registered nurses. Affiliate members receive all benefits of membership, but may not vote or hold office.


International Membership: $135.00
International members are nurses who do not reside in the United States. International members are entitled to all privileges and benefits of membership.


Retired Membership: $75.00
Membership is available for retired (as defined by Merriam-Webster) registered nurses who are interested in being involved in the psychiatric-mental health nursing community. They receive all benefits of regular membership.

Please call us at 855-863-APNA (2762) or email to apply for Retired Membership.

Student Membership: $25.00
Student membership is for members who are engaged in full-time study in a nursing degree program and show evidence of student status. These members may not seek election to the Board but may serve on committees/task forces. Student members who are registered nurses may vote.


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