Forensic Nurses


"It’s important to feel connected to a community of people who do what you do. IAFN is that community..."

~Susan Chasson, MSN, JD, SANE-A, Utah

"As a representative of forensic nursing in the legal system, my membership to the IAFN gives me the credibility I need in the courtroom"

~Lynn Gifford, SANE, British Columbia

"IAFN gives us information at our fingertips. It makes staying abreast of current research and standards a lot easier."

~Linda Ledray, RN, Ph.D, SANE-A, FAAN

"IAFN gives me the tools I need to focus my career and develop my practice."

~Cari Caruso, RN, SANE-A, California


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By becoming a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, you will be joining the world's largest and most prestigious network of professionals who work in this practice and support the continued implementation of Forensic Nursing principles. IAFN membership gives you the resources you need to develop your practice, get recognized, and connect with your peers in the industry.

Note:  Before joining the IAFN we ask all potential members to read and agree to the terms of the IAFN's Vision of Ethical Practice.  Click here to review.

Member Types

Event Attendees  

Never attended an IAFN event or webinar?  Just looking to register for a webinar?  Create an account here.

Attended a webinar or event as a non-member? Create a new account to join.

Regular Member - $129*

In order to register as a Regular Member, you must be a Registered Nurse (RN or similar).

* Discount options for Regular Membership:

  • 3 year membership $339 (savings of $45)
  • 5 year membership $550 (savings of $90)
  • Lifetime membership $1,600

Check out our Membership Bundle Opportunity, do you have a group of 5 or more RN's (3 in a rural setting)? Contact the Membership Director at to find how much you could save off a Bundled Membership for your team.

All discount options protect you from dues increases during the membership period.

Associate Member - $109*

Individuals interested in forensic nursing that are not RN's, including law enforcement, researchers, social workers, psychologists, physicians, EMT's and Coroners.

* Discount options for Associate Membership:

  • 3 year membership $286 (savings of $41)
  • 5 year membership $464 (savings of $81)
  • Lifetime membership $1,600

 All discount options protect you from dues increases during the membership period.

Student Member - $70

Available to those who are currently a nursing student enrolled in their primary nursing program and has never held a professional nurse license or an RN enrolled full time in an advancing education program. Student members may not vote or hold office in the organization.

Retired Member - $60

Retired Member: Active IAFN Members may request to change their member type to Retired Member status upon payment of their annual dues. To qualify for Retired Member status said member must be at least 65 years of age and have maintained an active membership status with IAFN for a minimum of seven consecutive years.


In accordance with tax laws and 501 c(6) regulations we are required to notify you that 2.96 % of your membership dues for 2014 are attributable to lobbying activities of IAFN and as such are non-deductible as business expenses by your organization.

$20.00 of the membership dues are applied to a subscription to the Journal of Forensic Nursing.

* Discount available for multiple year payments:   $339/3 years; $550/5 years; $1,600/Lifetime (may be paid in quarterly payments).

Sliding scale dues are also available to some members who live outside the U.S.A and Canada. Read more >>

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


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