Criteria for membership in the International Association of the Latino Nurse Faculty shall consist of:
Latino registered nurses with an earned graduate degree
Have a current license to practice in good standing in at least one of the United States, it’s possessions, or territories
Are currently teaching nursing in an institution of higher education
Types of Membership
Full Membership. Full members of this Organization shall consist of Latino registered nurses with an earned graduate degree in nursing; who have a current license to practice in good standing in at least one of the United States, its possessions, or its territories; and who are currently teaching, or retired from teaching nursing in a nationally accredited school/college of nursing, or in a educator or leadership role in their institution.
International Membership. International members meet the criteria of full membership above, except are teaching nursing outside the United States, its possessions, or its territories.
Associate Membership. Associate members either (i) meet the criteria of full membership above, except are not Latino, or are (ii) organizations dedicated to the furtherance of the same functions of this Organization or (iii) RNs with graduate degrees who are not faculty members (iv) RNs who have applied to or currently in graduate school.
Honorary Membership. Honorary members are professionals who have (i) made noteworthy contributions to nursing, healthcare, or the Organization as determined by the Board of Directors, or (ii) have supported the promotion and retention of nurse faculty educators and leaders.
Student Membership. Students who are enrolled in an accredited graduate nursing program.
Affiliate Membership. Affiliate members are professionals who may not be nurses or faculty but support the professionalism and education of Latino nursing.
Emeritus Membership. Member who is no longer employed full-time in the occupation of nursing and meets the criteria for one of the categories of membership; can also be a voting member and serve on the Board of Directors.
Provides a method of communicating and networking with other Latino nursing faculty
Assist members in professional development
Become involved in continuing education activities
Foster junior faculty in their roles and support the advancement of senior faculty
Provide guidance in employment
Provide guidance in research activities and publication
Chance to serve on the Association’s board and/or chair committees
Speak on health-related issues with government officials as needed or requested.