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Rates & How to Join or Renew

Welcome to your community of professionals! As a member of APNA, you connect with your community of psychiatric-mental health nurses, are the first to know about evidence-based resources and programs, and participate in exclusive opportunities to advance the care and treatment of those with mental health & substance use needs.

Membership Rates

Regular $135.00
Affiliate $135.00 (Non-RN)
International $135.00
Military (Armed Forces DOD) $75.00 (Active Duty)
Retired $75.00 (Not working. As defined by Merriam-Webster.)
Student $25.00 (Full-Time Only. Click here for requirements.)


When you join APNA or renew your membership, you’ll receive 25 bonus points to use for ordering online continuing education content in the APNA eLearning Center!

Beginning in July 2024, dues for regular, affiliate, international, and student members will increase by $10 (or $0.03/day). This decision reflects the continued commitment to provide members with crucial updates, free contact hours, supportive resources, and more, while also providing a national voice for psychiatric-mental health nursing. To help ease the transition, members can renew early to secure a year — or up to 3 years! — of membership at current rates before the increase takes effect.

Join or Renew Online, By Mail, or By Phone

Join Online

You can join online as a regular, affiliate, international, retired, or student member (full-time).


Renew Online

Log in to the member portal and go to My Membership to renew! If you are renewing as a student member, you will need to submit verification of your current full-time enrollment status.

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Join or Renew by Mail

Membership Form (PDF)
For regular, retired, international, and affiliate memberships.

Military Rate Form (PDF)
For members who are on active duty with the Armed Forced (DOD).

Mail completed forms to:
PO Box 70525
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9943

join or renew by phone

Call 855-863-2762 or email  and we will take care of it for you! If you are on Active Duty with the Armed Forces DOD, please call us or email the above form to to obtain the discounted Military rate.

Student Membership Application Process

The discounted student membership rate is available when you are a full-time student in a nursing degree program and have completed the steps below.

Student Membership Details

Student membership is for members who are engaged in full-time study in a nursing degree program and show evidence of full-time student status. (Evidence of being a student in good standing does not validate full-time status.)

Once you have submitted your materials, APNA staff will review your application materials and then activate your membership. Student membership renewal requires  submission of updated verification from your nursing program.

Student members may not seek election to the Board but may serve on committees, councils, and task forces. Student members who are registered nurses may vote.

Student Membership Application & Verification

You will need to provide contact information for your program director and a current document on your school letterhead, or an email from your program director or school registrar saved as a pdf. Download a template.

To be approved for student membership, this document MUST include:

  • Verification that you are enrolled in your program full-time. Please note: Stating that a student is in good standing does not verify full time status.
  • Name of your nursing degree program
  • Your intended graduation date

Start Your Student Membership Application

To apply for student membership, click the link below to create an account and get started! You will select the “Explore Additional Memberships” option once you have created your account and then follow the steps to fill out your membership form and submit your verification of full-time nursing student status. Remember, the document must explicitly state that you are a full-time student in your program. A document that states you are a student in good standing, for example, will not meet this requirement.

APNA staff will then confirm your documents and activate your membership.