National League of NursingNational League of Nursing

The Voice of Nursing Education


The NLN offers three categories of membership for individual members:

  • Full Individual open to all individuals, faculty, nurses, administrators, and others interested in excellence in nursing education. See benefits here and click to join below.
  • Graduate Student open to individuals currently enrolled in post-baccalaureate work; verification of student status is required. Examples of proof of student status include a copy of your student ID, a current billing statement or a current semester schedule.Verification can be emailed to See benefits here and click to join below.
  • Retired open to individuals who are no longer employed but want to stay connected to nursing education. See benefits here and click to join below.

Are you already an NLN member?
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Do you have a problem with you NLN account? Do not create a duplicate account as it will cause significant delays for you. Please contact or call 800-669-1656 to reach the Membership Department.

Update: Due to the NLN's database upgrade, it is not possible to join the NLN online at this time. You must download a form below and mail or fax the form to the NLN to join. 

One Year Two Years

Full Individual - download form

$150 $275

Graduate Student Individual - download form

$80 N/A

Retired Individual - download form

$100 $180

Membership in the NLN is for a 12-month period. Individuals are billed according to their anniversary date.

Membership refund policy.