Student Application Process

Student membership rates are available while you are a full-time student in a nursing degree program and have completed the steps below. Student membership renewal requires the submission of a new Membership Application, including an updated verification email.

Please follow these steps: (Students cannot Join/Renew online)

  1. Contact Program Director to send an email (cc-ing the student for whom verification is being provided) to APNA Membership Manager, Patti Federinko at
  2. Email must include:
    • Verification that student is enrolled full-time. Please note: Stating that a student is in good standing does not verify full time status.
    • Name of the nursing degree program
    • Intended graduation date
    • Director name, school, and contact information
  3. Submit the completed Membership Application (Download Membership Application).
    • Fax 855-883-APNA (2762); email:; or mail completed application form to:
      P.O. Box 75365
      Baltimore, MD  21275-5365

Example Student Verification Email:

From: Program Director
CC: [Student Email Address]
Subject: [Student Name]: Full-Time Nursing Student Verification


Attn:  Patricia Federinko
          Membership Manager


I, __[Name of Program Director ] ___, hereby certify that __[Name of Student]__ is currently enrolled as a full time student in __[Name of Nursing Program]__ at the __[Name of Nursing School]__.   _[Name of Student]__’s anticipated graduation date is __[Student’s Expected Date of Graduation]__.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at [ email address and/or phone number]_.



[Signature ]

[Program Director Signature Block with Contact Information]




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