Become a Member of SPN

If you are an existing member, please click below to renew your dues.


Membership Benefits


  • Discounted continuing education opportunities at the Annual Conference
  • Member discount on Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Orientation course at a rate of $200 (Savings of $200)
  • Live webinar presentations.  Members can attend some or most webinars free of charge

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  • Six electronic issues of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, SPN's official journal, which publishes the latest information on the nursing care of children (print subscriptions are available as a membership add-on)
  • Mentorship opportunities for submitting abstracts to the Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Professional Development & Networking

  • Six issues of SPN eNews, an informative newsletter designed to keep members aware of SPN news and member accomplishments
  • Network with the 3,400+ pediatric nurses nationwide via the SPN online Discussion Forum
  • Networking and continuing education opportunities through local chapters in 35+ areas
  • Networking activities at the SPN Annual Conference

Grants and Award Opportunities

  • Annual awards programs recognizing excellence in education, practice, and research
  • Member scholarship and research grant programs

Membership Categories*

There are four SPN membership categories.  Please read our membership descriptions below to determine your appropriate membership status.

Membership Criteria Price  

1 & 2 year options

Regular members are licensed Registered Nurses who are employed or interested in pediatric nursing. Regular members may vote, hold office, and serve on committees.  $105/$190 Join as a Regular Member



Retired members are individuals who have retired from professional employment. Retired members shall have the rights and privileges of their designated membership category. 
*Does not include Journal subscription.

$50 Join as a Retired Member



Associate members are individuals other than registered nurses who are interested in the care of children, including LPN/LVN. Associate members may be appointed to committees but may not vote or hold elected office. 
*Does not include Journal subscription. 
$60 Join as an Associate Member



Student members are full-time students who are working towards their initial nursing licensure and interested in pediatric nursing. Student members have all rights and privileges of Associate Membership.
*Does not include Journal subscription. 
$60 Join as a Student Member

*SPN membership is non-refundable.

Membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable donation. They may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult your tax advisor.

Group Discount

A group discount for five or more new members joining at the Regular-One Year rate is available. Contact the National Office with the names of at least five individuals to obtain discount code.

Download the Membership Application if you would like to pay for your SPN membership by check.

Renewing Members

Do you have an existing account with SPN? Renew Your SPN Membership 

Please contact the National Office at (312) 321-5154 or if you have forgotten your login information.