NACNS Affiliates

NACNS provides the opportunity for state-level and regional common interest groups to become NACNS Affiliates. NACNS Affiliates must be independent organizations that have mission and goals similar to NACNS.

NACNS Affiliates are not in a chapter relationship with NACNS.

Current Affiliates:

The 2023 Annual Affiliate reporting period is now closed. Information on the 2024 Annual Report will become available in December 2024.

Become Affiliated

Is Your Group Interested in Affiliation with NACNS?

Benefits to you as an Affiliate:

  • Become visibly linked to the national organization
  • Gain the benefit of NACNS resources
  • Gain opportunities to influence the positions, activities and resources of NACNS
  • Link your local CNSs to all CNSs in the United States
  • Market your affiliate groups’ accomplishments in the CNS Journal and NACNS Newsletter
  • Affiliation is free!

Benefits of your affiliation to NACNS:

  • Increase the organization’s authority to speak to issues of concern to CNSs nationwide
  • Enhance the national organizations ability to target services and programs needed by affiliates and their members
  • Helps NACNS identify qualified CNSs for national leadership positions
  • Allows the organization to gather quick assessments of how members stand on emerging issues such as regulation

Requirements to become an NACNS affiliate:

The criteria for affiliation include:

(1) at least fifty percent (50%) or greater than 100 members of the group’s members are Members of the Association;

(2) the Bylaws of the state organization have been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors; and

(3) the group and the Association have entered into an agreement of affiliation.

For more details about affiliation and learn about how to get started, Click here for the Affiliate Application and application for Merging Affiliates (.pdf).

For the NEW NACNS Affiliate Toolkit, click here.

For questions regarding the affiliate process, please contact the Affiliate Advisory Committee at

Current Affiliates