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NACNS does offer a multi-year membership option that allows NACNS members to realize a percentage reduction in their dues if they renew using this option.

To apply for NACNS membership or to renew your membership, please complete our secure online membership application form. Be sure to include all required information.

If you wish to pay by check or fax, please download, print and complete the membership application form. To pay by credit card, please fill in the required fields. Mail the completed form to the address on the application form.

Please note: If you are requesting a student membership, you will need to include a copy of your current, valid student identification card with your completed member information form. It may be faxed or mailed to the NACNS Office.

Individual NACNS Membership Types and Annual Cost

Regular Membership



(1 year $159.00)
(2 year $307.00)
(3 year $448.00)
(4 year $576.00)

Student Membership




Retired Membership




Institutional Membership

Join NACNS as an Institutional Member!
NACNS offers several levels of institutional membership depending on the size and the number of individuals to be included from your agency.

Member benefits include discounts on NACNS web job postings and conference exhibits, print and electronic subscriptions to the CNS Journal, a print copy of the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education and acknowledgement in the NACNS Newsletter.

Support your CNS workforce with this important benefit.

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CNS Activities

Current initiatives include:

  • Appointment of APRN Consensus Model Implementation Task Force
  • Population-based CNS Competency development underway - Women's Health/Gender Specific and Family/Individual across the Lifespan.
  • Completion of Education Criteria - Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's, Practice Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate Educational Programs
  • 2011 - 2012 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda
  • Participation in the development of APRN and LACE (licensure, accreditation, certification, education) structure to guide future APRN regulation
  • Continued support for state-specific legislative and regulatory initiatives to achieve appropriate CNS recognition and regulation. Download the  Tool KitStarter Kit for Impacting Change at the Government Level
  • CNS Communiqué - NACNS' electronic newsletter




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