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CANS Membership Information

Membership in the Council for the Advancement of Nursing is an opportunity to be a part of one of the nation's leading nursing and healthcare research communities. Join over 400 nurse scientists by becoming a member or renewing your membership. Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing is not required for membership in CANS.

Membership Benefits

Current membership benefits include:

Membership Cycle

The annual membership cycle begins in January and ends in December. If you join or renew your membership after December 1st, the membership will be applied to the following year. 

Individual Members

We invite membership from nurses and colleagues from other disciplines as well as international colleagues. Discounted membership is available to members of the Academy, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and any of the four regional nursing research societies (Eastern, Western, Midwest, and Southern). To qualify for discounted membership, you must show proof of membership to either the Academy, STTI, ENRS, MNRS, SNRS or WIN on the CANS membership form.

  • Individual (regular) - $115
  • Individual (discounted) - $95
  • Individual (student/Undergraduate, Masters, & Pre-Doctoral) - $40