ACADEMY
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy Leaders recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of forensic nursing.

Each year it is the Academy's honor to select a new class of Distinguished Members.  It is the Academy's overarching goal to build a community wherein forensic nursing professionals can grow professionally and, in turn, contribute to the field and the broader society.

 

Academy Distinguished Member Designations are outlined below.

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DISTINGUISHED MEMBER (DM-AFN)

The purpose of the Distinguished Member designation is recognition of RN members in good standing who earns the title through service. Distinguished members are required to re-apply and be re-awarded the title every 2 years. Publicity with photograph will be posted on web site for 2 years per criteria. The board will meet each December to review submitted applications and their supporting documentation. Decisions will be sent to applicants in January.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Honorary Title

  • Requires Vote of Board of Directors

  • Confers No Privileges

REQUIRED DOUMENTATION:

  • Completed Application

  • Cover Letter

  • One Letter of Support from AFN Member in Good Standing

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR DM-AFN

​Actively promoting forensic nursing issues and/or making a significant contribution to AFN with a contributed significant service by (must meet at least 6 of the following criterion to qualify for consideration):

  • Charter Member (Founding)

  • Active Member

  • Active on at least one AFN Committee.

  • Attends at least 85% of Committee Meetings (confirmed by Chair).

  • Writes articles for the AFN eNewsletter.

  • Actively recruits 6 new members every two years.

  • Presents at conferences on topics relating to forensic nursing.

  • Presents posters on topics relating to forensic nursing.

  • Presents podcasts on topics related to forensic nursing.

  • Presents webinars on topic’s related to forensic nursing.

  • Publishes in journal, magazine, or newsletter on topics relating to forensic nursing.

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DISTINGUISHED FELLOW (DF-AFN)

​Distinguished Fellow is the highest recognition awarded to AFN Members.  These members have contributed significantly to the field of forensic nursing over a minimum of 10 years.  This award recognizes the impact of the significant contributions and accomplishments that the individual has achieved through scholarship, education and/or service in the advancement of the profession of forensic nursing. 

Fellow status is a distinction, and there are no privileges associated with the distinction.  Regular membership must be maintained in order to keep the designation.  No renewal of the fellow designation is required, and the designation is awarded for life.  All founding AFN Board Members are Distinguished Fellows for life, as long as they maintain AFN Membership.  The board will meet each December to review submitted applications and their supporting documentation. Decisions will be sent to applicants in January.  Recipients of DF-AFN status will be recognized on the AFN Website and at an AFN Regional Conference (registration fees for attendance will be waived).

REQUIRED DOUMENTATION:

  • Completed Application

  • Cover Letter

  • Evidence of Scholarship, Education, and/or Service in Forensic Nursing

  • One Letter of Support from a DF-AFN Member 
    OR

  • Letters of Support from Two AFN Members in Good Standing

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR DM-AFN

​Actively promoting forensic nursing issues and/or making a significant contribution to AFN with a contributed significant service by (must meet at least 6 of the following criterion to qualify for consideration):

  • AFN Membership

  • Demonstration of scholarship and evidence of achievements confirming a commitment to the development of the profession of forensic nursing.

  • Through practice, research, and/or a set of principles, advances knowledge of forensic concepts in scholarship, education, and service.

  • Significant contributions to the advancement of forensic nursing through outstanding achievements in public health, welfare and safety.

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DISTINGUISHED FELLOW EMERITUS (DFE-AFN)

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus is the highest recognition of retired forensic nurses.  The designation is only awarded to retired members of AFN in good standing who have made significant contributions to the field of forensic nursing AND the AFN.  DM-AFN or DF-AFN recognition in the past 5 years is suggested for consideration of this status at the time of application. 

BENEFITS:

  • Lifetime AFN Membership with No Membership Dues

  • Retails All Rights and Privileges of Full Members

  • Retains Voting Rights

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Honorary Title

  • Requires Vote of Board of Directors

 

REQUIRED DOUMENTATION:

  • Completed Application

  • Cover Letter

  • Evidence of Scholarship, Education, and/or Service in Forensic Nursing

  • One Letter of Support from an AFN Member 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR DFE-AFN

  • Retired Member

  • Significant, on-going service/contributions to AFN.

  • Active promotion of forensic nursing issues OR is a Founding AFN Member.

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Academy of Forensic Nursing

PO Box 179402

St. Louis, MO 63117-1645

Email: afn@afnmail.org

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