Membership Types

Full Membership: $190 year


  • Full Members always have the first opportunity to enroll in all events. All CE credits for events are include in annual membership costs.
  • Full Members are eligible to vote on bylaws, hold administrative, council, committee and elected board positions. Members may not be employed or represented by a collective bargaining agreement per 2020 bylaws.
  • Full Members are current or aspiring Nurse Leaders with a minimum of an RN license and are holding roles with administrative and/or management responsibilities. Including:
    • Strategic, operational, project and program, research and analytics or related outcomes
    • Academic roles such as Deans, teaching faculty, instructors and related.
    • RNs in Professional and consulting roles, regulatory agencies, accreditation and professional journals. 
    • Advanced Practice Nurses 

Affiliate Membership: $190 year


  • NWONL recognizes the tremendous support for its mission outside the RN Leader community. We offer an affiliate membership to corporate and community leaders who have demonstrated commitment to supporting Nurse Leadership in the Northwest but do not hold RN credentials or serve in a Nursing Leader role. 
  • Affiliates also have first access to all events. 
  • Affiliates are not Full Members and are not eligible to vote on bylaws, hold administrative, council, committee or elected board positions.
  • Affiliate members may not be employed or represented by a collective bargaining agreement per 2020 bylaws.

Graduate (Student) Membership: $95 year


  • RN students in a 50% or full time graduate program are eligible. Program and status must be verified. Members may not be employed or represented by a collective bargaining agreement per 2020 bylaws. Programs include: MSN, MS, MA, MBA, MPA, CNS, FNP, ARNP, DNP, PHD, EDd, DBA, JD.
  • Like Full Members Graduates always have the first opportunity to enroll in all events. All CE credits for events are include in annual membership costs.
  • Like Full Members, Graduates are eligible to vote on bylaws.
  • Unlike Full Members, Graduates may not hold administrative, council, committee or elected board positions.

Retired Leader Membership: $95 year


  • Former NWONL members who have 5+ years of NWONL membership and are effectively retired from nursing. It is not required for them to maintain an RN licensure if they are retired.
  • Like Full Members, Retired Leaders always have the first opportunity to enroll in all events. 
  • Like Full Members, Retired Leaders are eligible to vote on bylaws.
  • Unlike Full Members, Retired Leaders may not hold administrative, council, committee or elected board positions.
  • With NWONL Board permission, Retired Leader may represent NWONL on local, state and regional boards and committes as a NWONL representative.

Group Membership? Sponsorship? We Can Help!


  • Do you need assistance renewing or adding groups?
  • Groups of 5 - 10 are granted a group membership discount.
  • Large groups of 10+ can gain additional discounting.
  • Do you want to sponsor a member who you can benefit from our premier Nurse Leader Network?


Contact us below to get started!