Welcome to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, a community of nearly 10,000 healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing expert care in serious illness.

Membership Levels

Click on the corresponding links below to apply online. The membership application  is also available for download. 


For current Registered Nurses and APRNs

RN Student

For licensed RNs who are full-time students


For current Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses


For those not covered in other categories


For current Nursing Assistants

Retired RN

For RNs age 70 or over who are no longer working

Retired Rn 2 Year
2 Year Membership
For RNs age 70 or over who are no longer working

For full-time students who are not licensed

We offer a wide range of benefits with your membership, including the following:

  • Online e-learning courses, including continuing nursing educational credits (CNEs)
  • Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center certification and recertification exam discounts
  • Online subscriptions to two professional journals, the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and the Journal of Palliative Medicine
  • Member pricing on educational products and services
  • Updates on association activities through a weekly eNewsletter, HPNA Happenings
  • Over 50 chapters across the United States
  • Members only section of the web site including special interest groups, blogs, educational and cultural diversity resources, member search, and more
  • Networking opportunities through our yearly events, through the members only site, local chapter meetings, and other opportunities.

Membership Fees

  • Registered Nurse - $115 for one year, $210 for two years
  • LPN/LVN - $82 for one year, $140 for two years
  • Nursing Assistant - $50 for one year, $80 for two years
  • Retired RN - $60 for one year, $100 for two years
  • RN Student - $70 per year
  • Student - $55 per year
  • Associate - $100 per year

All memberships are rotational, e.g. a one-year membership purchased in March will be valid through March of the following year. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted for payment, but foreign checks cannot be accepted. Non-U.S. residents, please pay by credit card. Membership dues are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, but they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. 7.3 % of your payment will be spent on HPNA lobbying efforts with the intention to influence legislation, and is therefore, not deductible as a business expense.

Membership Levels

Click on the corresponding links below to apply online.  The membership application is also available for download.

Join Us Today!

"Becoming active in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association has been one of the most gratifying parts of my nursing career. I have found mentoring, educational resources, and a group of nursing professionals whose passion for our specialty is contagious. I am not just a number at HPNA, but a member empowered to make a difference!”

 Jennifer Gentry, RN MSN ACHPN FPCN