About ASRN

The American Society of Registered Nurses... Welcomes You!

The American Society of Registered Nurses (ASRN) was founded in 1974 for the purpose of bringing together professional nurses interested in creating a nursing "society" which is defined as "A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture".

This new Society brings together nurses from all fields of inquiry, regions, and specializations both inside and outside academe in order to expand the study and practice of nursing, and offer support, resources, education, and distinction to its members. The Society serves nurses in all 50 states as well as across the globe.

ASRN represents a community for all nursing voices. We invite registered nurses, international professionals, and new graduates to discover ASRN. Our goal is to advance nursing as a science and profession.


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Membership Directory

Use our new Membership Directory to find old friends, make new friends, and meet new people. It’s a great way to get to know like-minded people!


The ASRN recognizes its members with 10 different awards, grants, scholarships, and fellowships. ASRN bequeathes its outstanding members with the title of “Fellow”. The National Honor Society of Nursing also works with the ASRN to honor Nurses by inducting them into the "College of Fellows".