APNA represents more than 10,000 psychiatric-mental health nurses who are at all levels of education from basic to doctoral, and work in a wide variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, research, education, administration, clinical, private practice, military, and forensic.

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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. Automatic monthly payment option ($12.50/month) and discounted 2-year membership are available. 

Full-time Military (Armed Forces) on active duty: $75.00
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 registered nurses who are interested in being involved in the psychiatric-mental health nursing community. They receive all benefits of regular 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.

Interested in joining or renewing? Click here to send us an email. We will get the process started for you! The single most important benefit of membership in any association is the ability to participate in your profession’s development. APNA provides a forum for the exchange of information among your psychiatric mental health nursing colleagues, whose varied expertise covers all facets of the profession. Membership leads to a personal enrichment that ultimately provides a benefit to patients with mental illness or substance use disorders.