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Since 1911, the Delaware Nurses Association has worked to advance the nursing profession and improve the health of communities in Delaware. Advocacy, education, and outreach activities, supported by members, provides a unified, equitable, and positive nursing community in our state.

We represent ALL Delaware nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting. By joining the Delaware Nurses Association, you support the advancement of nursing throughout the state of Delaware. Together we make a difference!

     Frequently Asked Questions about Membership in DNA

Do I Have to Live in Delaware to Join DNA?


  • LPNs, RNs and APRNs that work in Delaware but live in a neighboring state (NJ, PA, MD, etc.) may join the Delaware Nurses Association. Please see options to join below.
Do I have to have an active Delaware nursing license to join DNA?


  • Retired/Inactive Nurses: If you once held an active nursing license and it has since lapsed or not been renewed for any reason other than Board of Nursing discipline, you can sign up for DNA membership!
  • Nurses with Multi-State/Compact License: If you live in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state ( but work in Delaware, you are able to join DNA! See join options below.
  • Nursing Students: If you are a pre-licensure nursing student, we do not currently have a membership category for this role. We encourage you to stay connected with DNA by following our social media channels, subscribing to free emails (website homepage), and attending our twice annual Membership Assembly as an observer.
  • Also, nursing students should consider signing up as a Student Subscriber with the American Nurses Association (!
  • Can I join DNA if I am already a member of another state nurses association?


  • Current members of a state nurses association (i.e., New Jersey State Nurses Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Maryland Nurses Association, etc.) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) may add membership in DNA.
  • If you are already a member of a state nurses association and ANA, it will cost $7.50/month or $87/year to join DNA, in addition to your current membership dues. You can add DNA to your current membership by contacting ANA's Membership Billing Department at (800) 284-2378 or e-mail them at
  • This is also true, conversely. Members of DNA & ANA can elect to join a second state nurses association in the ANA network. Pricing varies. Contact ANA's Membership Billing Department at (800) 284-2378 or e-mail them at
  • Alternatively, if you are an existing member of state nurses association and ANA, you may elect to transfer your state membership to DNA. DNA & ANA members pay $15/month or $174/year. You can transfer your state nurses association membership to DNA by contacting ANA's Membership Billing Department at (800) 284-2378 or e-mail them at
  • Do I have to be an RN to join DNA?


    • DNA is the oldest, largest, and most inclusive association for all licensed nurses living and/or working in the State of Delaware! We have membership for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
    • *LPNs join the DNA only. RNs & APRNs join both DNA and the American Nurses Association.

    Member Activation Form

    (Print & Mail or Fax)

    Call 1-800-284-2378

    (M-F 0800-1630)

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    4765 Ogletown Stanton Road, Suite L10 | Newark, DE 19713

    Phone: (302) 733-5880 Organizational Affiliates

       Delaware Emergency Nurses Association

       - Delaware State Affiliate - American College of Nurse-Midwives

       - Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

       - Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists

       - Black Nurses Rock Delaware Chapter, Inc.


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