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Welcome, NSNA Members!

The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is excited to partner with the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) to offer a complimentary IAFN Student Membership.


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Forensic Nurses specialize in caring for victims and perpetrators of violence. They also take part in the legal system by collecting forensic evidence and providing consultation to medical and law agencies. Our mission is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science. Want to learn more?

Member Benefits

There are many benefits simply from belonging. The greatest benefit to joining is the networking and camaraderie that takes place between members. As a member, you have access to many  resources to enrich your professional career and connect with diverse practice specialists and nurses who have a real passion for what they do.

The complimentary Student Membership provides the following member benefits:

  • Forensic Nursing News (FNN) - Our weekly newsletter focusing on the latest news and trends in forensic nursing.

  • Certification - We developed the criteria and certification exams for the SANE-A®  (Adult/Adolescent) and SANE-P®  (Pediatric/Adolescent) designation. Board Certification validates that the nurse has accepted the challenge of preparing for and passing a rigorous examination.  Certification is a valuable asset to you and your employer.

  • The Online Learning Center (OLC) - We provide knowledge and resources on multiple topics related to forensic nursing. Members have the ability to: 1) view and select discounted educational offerings; 2) track earned CE contact hours and personal transcripts of past training events; 3) access and self-register for online training anytime; 4) access printable CE certificates; and 5) view archived recording of previously attended live events.

  • International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice - Our conference promises to be packed with diverse forensic topics with the opportunity to earn valuable CEU’s. In addition to the most current forensic topics, it is a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers. As a member, you get the discounted member rate and are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

  • Member Community and Directory - The member community offers a platform to exchange ideas and positions on important topics, check and reply to email , post resources to share in the resource library. Subscribe, review  and participate in various discussion groups, join committees and chapters. Check out the research and speaking opportunities and so much more.

  • Career Center - The premier electronic recruitment resource for general nurses and forensic nursing. You can post, browse and apply for jobs in related fields. Members also get a discount on posting jobs.

  • Marketplace - Here you can find a variety of items in the IAFN Marketplace from training, reference materials to gifts of appreciation. There is something there for everyone.

  • Journal of Forensic Nursing® - The official journal of IAFN. This journal is the single best resource for all professionals who care for victims and offenders of violence. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication that includes articles, methodological papers and case studies. (For an additional $20.00)

Member Discounts include:

  • Reduced fee for SANE Certification Exam and Renewal

  • Member Rate and Scholarship Opportunities to the International Conference

  • Reduced Pricing in the Marketplace

  • Discounted Bookstore Publications

  • Free/discounted CEU's in the Online Learning Center

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