American Society of Registered Nurses
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The American Society of Registered Nurses has six (6) classes of members: Full Members, Associate Members, International Members. Student Members, Retired Members, and Disable Members. The following is the eligibility criteria for the six classes of members:

Full Membership:

Any licensed RN presently working within the United States, its territories, or Canada automatically qualifies for a Full Membership.

Voting rights and privileges: Full Members shall be accorded full voting rights and privileges.

Associate Membership:

Any RN that is no longer working in the profession, but formerly worked as a licensed RN within the United States, its territories, or Canada and left in good standing qualifies for an Associate Membership.

Voting rights and privileges: Associate Members may vote.

International Membership:

Any RN that has a license or its equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority and demonstrates honorable standing in the profession in the locale in which they are licensed qualifies for an International Membership. International Members may vote.

Voting rights and privileges: International Members may vote.

Student Membership:

Any student that is engaged in the study of nursing and has completed at least two years of undergraduate work, and is currently taking a minimimum of twelve (12) semester hours in nursing courses from an accredited nursing school qualifies for a Student Membership. Student Memberships are valid for a maximimum of four (4) years.

Voting rights and privileges: Student Members may not vote or hold office.

Retired Membership:

Any RN that is at least 62, has retired from nursing and has a mimimum of three (3) years as a Full Member qualifies for a Retired Membership.

Voting rights and privileges: Retired Members shall be accorded full voting rights and privileges.

Disabled Membership:

Any RN that has become unable to work due to an injury qualifies for a Disabled Membership. A statement by the RN is acceptable.

Voting rights and privileges: Disabled Members shall be accorded full voting rights and privileges.