Affiliate Membership

Procedure to become a CNA Organizational Affiliate

Organizational Affiliate’s Responsibilities

1. Submit a request for Affiliate membership with payment and receive approval from CNA’s Board of Directors. The membership application can be found here.

2. Identify key Association/Organizational leader to serve as the single contact and liaison with CNA

3. One individual member of the affiliate Organization will elect to become an ANA/CNA member

4. Keep CNA informed about current contact person and updates relating to the billing address, contact numbers, logos, and web addresses

5. Adhere to all publication deadlines

6. Each organizational affiliate shall maintain a mission and purpose harmonious with the purposes and functions of CNA

CNA’s Responsibilities

7. Timely responsiveness to requests from Affiliate Organization’s official contact

8. Collect and disseminate information from Affiliate through the webpage, Facebook, Twitter

9. Inform Affiliate about changes in CNA’s key contact person for requests and other communication

10. CNA will not provide individual member services to members of the Association.



An organizational affiliate of CNA is an association that:

1. Is a nursing or health-related organization that has a mission and purpose harmonious with CNA, has a governing body composed of a majority of registered nurses, and who meets criteria established by the CNA Board of Directors

2. Has been granted organizational affiliate status by the CNA Board of Directors

3. Has paid an organizational affiliate fee to CNA through the application.



Each organizational affiliate shall be entitled to:

1. One registered nurse representative who shall have a vote in the CNA Membership Assembly

2. Make reports or presentations to the CNA Membership Assembly within its area of expertise

3. Submit the names of representatives qualified for consideration of appointment to ad hoc groups and task forces

4. Logo of Affiliate Organization and link to Affiliate’s web site on the CNA website (please provide organizational logo)

5. Invitations to testify on specific board committees and State legislative and regulatory issues based on content expertise