Categories of membership now include:
Active – registered, professional nurses currently employed in occupational and environmental health
Retired – members retired from occupational and environmental health
Student – a registered professional nurse enrolled as a student in a program of study related to occupational and environmental health or a student in a professional nursing program and interested in occupational and environmental health
Affiliate – a registered professional nurse not eligible for active status, but interested in the field of occupational and environmental health and the purposes of AAOHN; or others, not eligible for active status, but practicing in the field of occupational and environmental health and interested in the purposes of AAOHN, such as Licensed Practical Nurses.
A membership application may be downloaded from the AAOHN website at www.aaohn.org.
All membership categories can attend meetings, participate in activities and serve on committees. Only active members may vote and be elected to an office.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Networking and contacts – numerous opportunities to meet and interact with colleagues at the local, state, and national levels
Local chapter meetings
Spring and fall state conferences which provide continuing education opportunities
American Occupational Health Conference, the annual national conference for occupational health nursing which provides continuing education opportunities, exhibits, and an annual business meeting
AAOHN Journal, a monthly publication with independent study modules for continuing education credit and quarterly Advisories on current practice issues.
AAOHN News, a monthly newsletter with listings of job opportunities, AAOHN-approved educational activities provided by sponsors at the local level, and by up-to-date information about legislation and regulations affecting the profession.
Code of Ethics
Standards of Practice
Job Description Guidelines
Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines
Professional Library Service
Liability Insurance Service