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Membership Categories

There are five categories of membership. Membership is for 12 months – starting from date of activation.


ACTIVE CATEGORY MEMBERS shall be those nurses involved, at least part-time, in the care of ambulatory surgery, preanesthesia or postanesthesia, or pain management patients, or in the management, teaching, or research of the same. Active members have the right to hold office and serve on committees/SWTs. ACTIVE MEMBERS MUST JOIN A LOCAL COMPONENT.

RETIRED CATEGORY MEMBERS shall be those nurses who have ceased their active practice in the perianesthesia care setting by reason of retirement or permanent disability. They shall have the right to serve on committees. RETIRED MEMBERS MUST JOIN A LOCAL COMPONENT.

STUDENT CATEGORY MEMBERS shall be those enrolled in a school of nursing and not currently licensed as nurses. Applicants for Student membership must provide the name of their nursing school and a copy of student ID. Student members shall receive all publications and notices but shall not vote, be eligible to hold office or serve on committees. IT IS MANDATORY THAT STUDENT MEMBERS JOIN A COMPONENT. After submitting your online application, please mail the name of your nursing school and a copy of your student ID to: ASPAN, 90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1424.

AFFILIATE CATEGORY MEMBERS shall be any healthcare professional, not currently working in perianesthesia nursing, who has an interest in perianesthesia patient care. Affiliate members shall receive all publications and notices but shall not vote, be eligible to hold office, or serve on committees/SWTs. Affiliate members are not required to join a component.

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY MEMBERS shall be any duly licensed healthcare professionals who have an interest in perianesthesia patient care and reside outside of the United States and Bermuda. International members shall receive all publications and notices but shall not vote, be eligible to hold office, or serve on committees/SWTs.

 
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