AAHN is a 501-c-3 not for profit organization; dues and gifts may be tax deductible. 

Membership dues include the Nursing History Review, the AAHN Online Bulletin, member rates for the annual conference, and a reduced rate for the American Journal of Nursing.

Online Membership Application/Renewal Form
Membership Application/Renewal Form PDF
Non-Member Subscriber Application/Renewal Form



Becoming a member of AAHN provides you with a spectrum of opportunities to enrich your professional life and contribute to the field of nursing history. Members receive a discounted rate for the annual meeting. Membership also includes the annual journal, The Nursing History Review (also available online). At the annual meeting, members have the opportunity to meet and discuss historical interests with other nursing history researchers. 

Membership includes full voting privileges, all newsletters, and notices, the right to hold office and/or serve on committees, and inclusion in our searchable online Membership Directory. 

Regular Member – Individuals interested in the purposes and work of the association. – Dues $200.00 (If you would like to donate $100 to AAHN in addition to the regular membership fee, you will be listed as a Supporting Member.)

Student Member – Full-time students with an interest in the purposes and work of the association. – Dues $90.00 (Add an additional student to your membership for only $10 more!)

Retired Members – Individuals who have been members of the Association and have retired from professional employment. This rate applies to both US retired members and International retired members. – Dues $120.00

Agency Member – Agencies, organizations, or corporations, with an interest in the purposes and work of the association. – Dues $200.00

International Member - For those who live outside of the United States. Dues $150.00

Institutional Member –  History centers, schools and departments of nursing, or any agency, organization, or corporation with an interest in joining AAHN. Dues $600.00

Institutional Membership includes:

    • Four representatives will receive full regular member benefits – save $200 compared to purchasing four separate individual memberships (cost of $600 vs. $800).
    • Discounted exhibitor space – History Centers or others who choose to become Institutional Members may choose to exhibit at the conference. Institutional Members will receive a 25% discount off the published rates for exhibit space.
    • Recognition on the AAHN website – Institutional members will be listed on the AAHN home page under a banner heading for the membership category. They will have the option of providing a logo that can be linked to their website in exchange for a reverse link to the AAHN website.

Non-Member Subscriber - Please fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a non-member subscriber. Non-member subscribers may elect to receive the digital, print, or both versions of NHR. With a digital subscription, you will receive access to the current online issue and all previous online issues of the Nursing History Review for one calendar year. As a print only subscriber, you will receive the current issue of Nursing History Review.  Access to past issues is available with an online subscription only. Access to both print and online subscriptions are available. Shipping is included in all pricing.

You will not receive any other benefits of AAHN membership.

  • $200 U.S./Foreign- Online copy only (which includes all back issues of NHR) 
  • $250.00 U.S. Print only 
  • $370.00 Foreign Print only
  • $400.00 U.S. Online + Print copies (includes back issues of NHR digitally)
  • $550.00 Foreign- Online + Print copies (Includes back issues of NHR digitally)