IntNSA Membership

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Membership is valid for 1 year. Review the Benefits of Membership and Join Online Now. You may also download a membership application.

For membership purposes, please note the International Congress of Nursing (ICN) Definition of a Nurse

The nurse is a person who has completed a program of basic, generalized nursing education and is authorized by the appropriate regulatory authority to practice nursing in his/her country.  Basic nursing education is a formally recognized program of study providing a broad and sound foundation in the behavioral, life, and nursing sciences for the general practice of nursing, for a leadership role, and for post-basic education for specialty or advanced nursing practice.  The nurse is prepared and authorized (1) to engage in the general scope of nursing practice, including the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages and in all health care and other community settings; (2) to carry out health care teaching; (3) to participate fully as a member of the health care team; (4) to supervise and train nursing and health care auxiliaries; and (5) to be involved in research.  http://www.icn.ch/who-we-are/icn-definition-of-nursing/

Member Types

Regular Membership - $200 (residing within or outside the United States)
All registered professional nurses. Members are eligible to vote and hold office.


Institutional Membership - $3,500
Members of this category are eligible to vote and hold office. For more information about Institutional membership, click here.


Retired Membership - $100
All registered professional nurses 62 years of age or older, who are retired. Members are eligible to vote, but may not hold office.


Student Membership - $75
All students enrolled in a nursing education program. Graduate or under-graduate student nurses are encouraged to join but cannot vote or hold an office. Student members may serve on committees.


Disabled Membership - $100
Members are eligible to vote and hold office.

Other Membership Types

Associate Membership - $120

All licensed vocational/practical nurses. Members are not eligible to vote or hold office, but may serve on committees.


Individual Affiliate Membership - $150
All other persons or entities interested in addictions nursing. Members may not vote or hold office.


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IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
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