Join forensic nurse specialists and other professionals in the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN), a professional organization that builds career trajectories! The Academy is committed to advancing forensic nursing science in clinical practice in all settings. Our leadership represents over 500 collective years in nursing and more than 240 collective years in forensic nursing science.


The Academy is your source for education, networking and resources in the discipline of forensic nursing!  Join us and network with hundreds of professionals for opportunities to engage in professional development, and acquire and share information.

Here are a few of the membership benefits:

  • Access to Resources in Members Only Area of Website

  • Online, Member Discussion Board

  • FREE Forensic Nursing Podcasts

  • FREE Academy Webinar Wednesday

  • Conference Discounts

  • Annual Scholarships to EVAWI Conference

  • Online Learning Discounts

  • Equipment and Book Discounts

  • Research, Mentoring, and Publishing Opportunities

  • Position Statements

  • Membership in Special Interest Groups

  • Committee Service Opportunities

  • Network Opportunities with Forensic Nursing Experts & AFN Partner Organizations

  • Additional Benefits Frequently Added!

  • Coming Soon: Learning Management System with Continuing Education Programs with CE

  • Coming Soon: Discounts on Professional Certifications




Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Physicians, Residents, Physician's Assistant, Psychologists, Other Mental Health Providers

$120 One-Year Membership 

$220 Two-Year Membership 

$96 One-Year United States Active Duty Military & Veterans

$176 Two-Year United States Active Duty Military & Veterans


Advocates, Social Workers, Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors, Criminal Defense Attorneys and Public Defenders, Forensic Scientists, Criminalists

$75 One-Year Membership 

$60 One-Year United States Active Duty Military & Veterans


For students enrolled full-time in an initial, undergraduate, Registered Nurse Program.

$60 One-Year Membership 

$48 One-Year United States Active Duty Military & Veterans


For Nurses Age 65 & Older

$60 One-Year Membership 

$48 One-Year United States Active Duty Military & Veterans

For Nurses Age 65 & Older

$1,500 Lifetime Membership 

$1,200 Lifetime Membership for United States Active Duty Military & Veterans

Payment Options:

Option 1: One-Time Payment by Check, Money Order or Credit Card

Option 2: Three Quarterly Payments of $500 by Check, Money Order or Credit Card


Those interested in purchasing a Lifetime Membership by check or money order should send a request to AFN for an invoice to the following email address:

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A discount is given to organizations that register multiple employees and/or volunteers at a single point in time.  An "organization" is defined as a SINGLE health care institution, such as a hospital, medical center or free standing forensic examiner program.  For the purposes of this discount, AFN does not consider health care systems a single health care institution.

  • $10 Discount/Member for 3 to 10 Member Organization

  • $16 Discount/Member for 11 to 25 Member Organization

  • $20 Discount/Member for 25 to 49 Member Organization

  • $5000 Per Year for 50+ Member Organization

If you would like to qualify your organization for an Organizational Membership Discount please send an email to: today!

Note: Organizations must register all Members at the same time to qualify for this discount.

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Academy of Forensic Nursing

PO Box 179402

St. Louis, MO 63117-1645


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