Six Classes of Membership

According to the NYSASN Bylaws, Article III: Membership and Dues, Section 2: Eligibility:

There shall be six (6) classes of membership:
Active, Associate, Student, Retired, Organization/Business and Honorary.

A. Active Members shall be, upon payment of dues:

a. Any registered professional nurse who promotes and supports school nursing provided that person is contracted by or employed by an agency for the purpose of providing school health services, or instructing in school health.
b. Any retired member or member on leave of absence from work may be allowed active membership privileges by paying active membership dues.

B. Associate Members shall be, upon payment of dues:

a. Any person who is not eligible for active membership, but who serves in a school health related capacity.
b. Any person who is interested in school nursing.
c. Unable to hold office, vote, debate or make motions.

C. Student Members shall be, upon payment of dues:

a. Students of a school of professional nursing not employed as school nurses.
b. Unable to hold office, vote, debate or make motions.

D. Retired School Nurse Membership shall be, upon payment of dues:

a. Any School Nurse who upon retirement, decides not to renew active membership.
b. Unable to hold office, vote, debate or make motions.

E. Organization/Business Members shall be, upon payment of dues:

a. Those organizations that desire to support the goals of the organization and whose members are not eligible for other class of membership.
b. Unable to hold office, vote, debate or make motions.

F. Honorary Members shall be:

a. Persons upon whom the organization may confer membership in recognition of distinguished service to the organization or school nursing.
b. Unable to hold office, vote, debate or make motions.