Membership

Membership Classifications

There are six membership classifications for IASN.

  • Active Member is a
    • Registered Professional Nurse who is currently licensed to practice in Illinois and
    • Holds a professional educator license endorsed in school support services for school nurse (i.e., educator licensed school nurse) or valid Illinois teaching certificate or was employed as a school nurse on or before July 1,1972 and
    • Is employed as a school nurse by an Illinois public or private school, Education Service Region, or a public health agency, or as a Coordinator or faculty member of a School Nurse Certification/Licensure Endorsement Program
    • Active members of IASN shall have the right to vote, may hold office and serve as Chairman or member of a committee.
  • Associate member is
    • Anyone who does not meet the criteria for IASN Active membership, but
    • Is a Registered Professional Nurse, currently licensed to practice in Illinois.
    • Associate members shall vote, and may participate in IASN activities, and may serve as a member of a committee, but may not hold office or serve as chairman of a committee.
  • Retired member is
    • One who has retired from school nursing
    • Retired members shall receive all mailings and may participate in IASN activities, but may not vote or hold office. They may serve as Chairman or member of a committee at the State level.
    • Retired members may maintain the right(s) of their previous IASN Active or Associate membership upon payment of dues of that classification, as long as they meet all other criteria for that classification except employment.
  • Student member is a
    • Registered professional nurse, currently licensed to practice in Illinois, who is enrolled in a school nurse certification/ISBE licensure program (Maximum two year student membership).
    • A registered professional nurse currently working in a school setting who is enrolled in a BSN program. (Maximum four year student membership).
    • A school nurse may not be granted student membership if they have completed the requirements to be a school nurse and are pursuing further education.
    • Student members shall have the right to vote and may serve as a member of a committee, but may not hold office or serve as Chairman of a committee.
  • Corporate/Business/Professional Organization member
    • Organizations or persons who desire to support the goals of IASN and whose members are not eligible for Active or Associate membership to IASN.
    • Granting of Corporate/Business/Professional Organization membership shall in no way bind IASN to support philosophies or policies of any Corporate/Business/Professional Organization members.
    • Corporate/Business/Professional Organization members shall receive all mailings and may participate in IASN activities, but may not vote, hold office or serve on a committee.
  • Member-at-Large
    • Shall be those individuals who hold a special interest in or who are working with IASN and who do not fit into any other corporate membership classification.
    • Shall receive all mailings and may participate in IASN activities, but may not vote, hold office ,or serve on a committee