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The core membership of ISPAN consists of licensed registered nurses who are dedicated to the practice of plastic surgical nursing. Voting privileges shall be reserved for Regular and Lifetime membership categories. Our membership categories are listed below.
Regular Membership Dues: $125.00 per year
Regular membership is available to registered nurses with current licensure to practice and who are currently employed or are interested in plastic surgical nursing.
Regular members shall receive all active membership benefits and may:
Attend all membership meetings
Hold office (national and local)
Serve on the Board of Directors, as a Committee chairperson, or as a Committee member
Regular members may advance to Retired status at the age of 65 for a reduced membership rate.
Associate Membership Dues: $80.00 per year
Associate membership is extended to licensed practical or vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) with current licensure to practice and who are currently employed or interested in plastic surgical nursing.
Associate membership is also extended to non-nurses who have a professional interest in plastic surgical nurses (e.g., physician assistants, skin care specialists).
Associate members have full education and communication benefits of membership and may join local chapters.
Associate members are not eligible to vote on the national level or to hold national office.
Candidate MembershipDues: $50.00 per year
Candidate membership is extended to individuals in the process of receiving their undergraduate degrees in nursing (RN).
Candidate membership is only valid for a two-year period. Members will be invoiced as a Regular member in the third year of membership.
Candidate members have full education and communication benefits of membership and may join local chapters.
Candidate members may not vote on the national level or hold national office.
Membership Benefits Include:
A print and online subscription to Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal
Bi-monthly Newsletter, ISPANews
Discount on ISPAN Annual Convention Registration
Regional and Chapter Specialty Conferences
Continuing Education Opportunities
Free Job Posting to the ISPAN website
Network of Local Chapters
Discount on ISPAN Publications, Products, and Services
Leadership Development Opportunities
Recognition Awards for Practice Excellence
Consumer Education Efforts
Collective Political Clout
Association/Committee Participation Opportunities
Discount on Specialty Board Certification and Recertification
Personal and Professional Advancement Opportunities