· Reduced OACNS conference registration
· Free membership meetings (where no CE's are offered)
· Professional networking opportunities
· E-mail notifications to stay up-to -date with Federal Regulations and other legislature that affects CNS’s
3 Levels of OACNS Membership
Regular, Associate, and Student Members.
Regular Membership: Open to CNSs recognized by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Any registered nurse who is practicing as a CNS and is employed by the United States Government or any bureau, division or agency thereof, who would otherwise be eligible for recognition by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing is eligible for regular membership with approval of the Board of Directors. Regular members shall pay dues, vote, hold elected/appointed office, and serve on committees. NACNS Member - $40 yearly, Non-NACNS Member - $75 yearly
Associate Membership: Open to APRNs or registered nurses who are educationally prepared for the CNS role but are not recognized by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a CNS. Associate members shall pay dues, have a voice, and serve as committee members. Associate members may not vote or serve as elected officers of the OACNS. $45 yearly
Student Membership: Open to any registered nurse enrolled in a graduate program pursuing CNS studies. Student members shall pay reduced dues, have a voice, and serve as committee members. They may not vote or serve as elected officers of the OACNS. NACNS Member $18 yearly, Non-NACNS Member $35 yearly.
Renewal in January of each year