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There are approximately 1,850 ASTNA members, including members from 12 different countries. The organization is comprised of hospital-based, public service, military and private providers of both emergency and non-emergency patient air and ground transport. It is the nationally recognized professional organization for nurses practicing in the critical care transport industry. The majority of members are employed by transport programs. Affiliate members such as respiratory therapists, paramedics, pilots, aircraft vendors/operators, etc. also belong to the association.
Registered nurses actively participating (on a full or part-time basis) as a care provider, educator and/or administrator in patient transport, regardless of mode. An RN on leave of absence from active participation for no more than two years is also eligible for this membership category.
Individuals who have an interest in patient transport and support ASTNA and its mission (non-voting status).
Full-time students who have an interest in patient transport and support ASTNA and its mission (non-voting status).
Full member benefits, including voting privileges, for those who have served or are serving in the Military.
International Military Membership
Discounted Program/Group Membership
A minimum order of 10 membership vouchers must be purchased at the same time with a single method of payment in order to receive the 10% discount.
Membership vouchers may be purchased for NEW or RENEWING members.
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As a member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), you receive special membership and discount benefits. Here is a handy reference for you that includes how you can reach the ASTNA Office should you need assistance. Welcome to ASTNA!
Wings, Wheels & Rotors newsletter - ASTNA's quarterly newsletter containing up-to-date reports relevant to the profession and information on Association activities and events.
Air Medical Journal subscription - published bi-monthly, provides the latest news about current clinical practice and research, with focus on industry news, how-to articles, health care reform, reimbursement, safety and operations.
ASTNA Website - ASTNA's website offers instant access to information about organization events, programs, products and services.
Special Member Mailings - provide news about important continuing educational opportunities and other ASTNA products and services.
The Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) and Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) are credentials, endorsed by ASTNA, as a symbol of professionalism that is widely recognized as an achievement of distinction in flight and ground transport nursing. As an ASTNA member, you are eligible for reduced testing fees. For more information, contact the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses toll free at (800) 900-9659 x2630 or visit the website at www.ena.org/bcen.
Publications and Resources
Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum, Flight Nursing Core Curriculum Companion Workbook, Transport Certification Review Manual II, Air and Surface Patient Transport Nurses: Principles and Practice, 3E, Standards for Specialty Critical Care Ground Transport, Standards for Specialty Critical Care Fixed-Wing Transport and Standards for Specialty Critical Care Rotor-Wing Transport.
ASTNA has developed a variety of official position statements advocating the best in professional practices. See Publication/Courses.
Member Benefits and Discounts
Enjoy member discounts on a wide variety of professional items including: ASTNA educational programs; reduced fees for CFRN and CTRN testing; conference registration to AMTC, CCTMC, ENA and AACN (NTI).
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