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Student Affiliate Membership

ONA Student Affiliate Membership

ONA has developed a close relationship with the Oregon Student Nurses Association (OSNA) to advance and promote the field of nursing at every level, from education to practice, now and for generations to come. To foster this relationship, membership in OSNA and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) grants you Student Affiliate Membership in ONA.

Membership in Three Steps

  1. Join NSNA by going to and sign up for new membership.
  2. By joining NSNA online, you become a member of the OSNA. Visit to learn more about OSNA and what it can do for you!
  3. After you receive your OSNA membership confirmation, contact ONA here to request your ONA Student Affiliate Member information.

Please note if you have your RN license, you are not eligible to join ONA as a student affiliate. However, RNs who are currently enrolled full-time in, or are recent graduates of, nursing programs may be eligible to receive discounts on ONA Professional Association membership.

Oregon Student Nurses' Association (OSNA)

OSNA is the Oregon state chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). If you are a nursing student in Oregon, or interested in learning more about becoming a nurse, we hope that you find the support and information you need for your journey to become a nurse on their website.

Benefits of Membership

Dues Reduction for New Graduates

For a new graduate of a basic nursing program (within six month after licensure) or a graduate of an advanced practice nursing program (within six months following graduation), you are eligible for a 50% reduced dues rate for the first year of membership. If you were a member of the OSNA during your schooling, you can qualify for an even greater discount.  For specific dues information, please contact the ONA office at 503-293-0011 or email

Scholarship Opportunities

The Oregon Nurses Foundation and the Oregon Nurses Association are proud to offer scholarships for students in nursing programs. Scholarships vary, ranging from those for undergraduate baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, to scholarships for those becoming nurse practitioners.

Benefit Memberships of ONA

As a member of ONA, you are entitled to a wide variety of benefits ranging from professional development to discounts on products and services, and a lot more!

Other Resources for Students

National Database on Nursing Scholarships

Army ROTC Nurse Scholarship Program at University of Portland

The United States Army operates a Military Science and Leadership unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Portland. The program is a cooperative effort between the Army and the University. It provides prerequisite leadership training qualifications for students desiring to earn appointments as Second Lieutenants in either the United States Army, the United States Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.  There are currently over 20 Army ROTC Nurse students in the program.

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18765 SW Boones Ferry Rd. Suite 200, Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 293-0011 or 800-634-3552 (Oregon Only)