Advance Your Skill Set and Your Profession

AANN strives to help you grow as a professional and as a caregiver for your patients.

As an AANN member, you will gain unmatched access to the foremost clinical and professional resources, on neuroscience nursing topics across the spectrum of care, throughout your career. Belong to a family of nurses who share your passion and benefit from a variety of professional development opportunities.

The value of your membership investment adds up quickly! If you would like to join AANN or renew your membership, learn about our membership categories and ways to join or renew.

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Membership Benefits

AANN addresses the unique needs of the neuroscience nurse with programs, publications, and events not offered by any other professional association. In addition to all of the benefits below, members can access discount codes and other exclusive content on the members-only page.


Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

Membership includes a 1-year subscription to AANN's bimonthly peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), addressing the fields of neuroscience and neuroscience nursing. Members are mailed a hard copy of the journal and receive unlimited access to JNN articles online.

AANN Neuroscience News

Members receive the AANN Neuroscience News, a weekly e-mail with association news and a roundup of neuroscience-related articles. All issues are archived online for members to view throughout the year.

Clinical Practice Guideline Series

AANN publishes a series of respected Clinical Practice Guidelines. AANN members enjoy free continuing education (CE) credit with these publications.



Receive special member prices on educational programs sponsored by AANN, including the AANN Annual Educational Meeting and the Stroke Conference.


Take advantage of member prices on AANN educational products such as the Core Curriculum, educational DVDs, and other products sold in our Online Store.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

AANN members enjoy many opportunities for CE, including free CE offered for JNN and the Clinical Practice Guideline series.

CE Approval

Are you looking to offer CE credit for a program or event you’re hosting? AANN is an accredited approver of individual educational activities for nursing contact hours.

CNRN and SCRN Certification

Certification Exam and Recertification

AANN's certification arm, the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN), oversees administration of the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) credentials. AANN members receive a discount on certification examination fees and recertification costs.

Certification Prep Materials

Members save on preparation items for both the CNRN and SCRN, available in the AANN Online Store.

Networking Opportunities

Member Directory

Search for fellow AANN members using the members-only membership directory.

ANA Digital Membership

AANN membership includes an American Nursing Association (ANA) digital membership. The digital membership allows you to take advantage of the discounts and benefits offered to ANA members including the full suite of ANA communications including ANA's journals and e-newsletters, professional development membership programs, discounted CE, access to the ANA Career Center, tuition discounts at participating schools, support of ANA's Advocacy, and more!

Special Focus Groups

Membership in AANN entitles you to join any AANN special focus group (SFG) at no additional charge. The SFGs function as an e-mail list, allowing you to post questions and share resources and other information with fellow neuroscience nursing colleagues anywhere in the nation. SFG groups also hold face-to-face meetings at the Annual Educational Meeting, increasing networking opportunities.

AANN Volunteering

Make valuable connections when you get involved with an AANN committee or group. With numerous options, you can choose a program you’re interested in with the time commitment you can manage. Members, submit volunteer applications anytime throughout the year using AANN’s convenient online Volunteer Board.

Local Chapters

AANN has dozens of local chapters across the nation. Contact your area chapter to find ways to get involved at the local level.

World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing

All AANN members are enrolled as members in World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing (WFNN). In addition, one dollar of each AANN member's annual dues goes to support WFNN and their important initiatives.

Neuroscience Nurses Week

Join AANN in observing Neuroscience Nurses Week, dedicated to those caring for the most vulnerable patients and families by engaging in recognition and celebratory activities at your institution.

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