Becoming a Member & Benefits

Membership Benefits

SGNA members receive many valuable benefits:

  • Opportunities for education, networking, and viewing new product developments through national and regional education courses.
  • Publications and communications include six annual issues of Gastroenterology Nursing, the SGNA’s journal, and a subscription to SGNA News, the SGNA’s newsletter.
  • Discounts on certification through the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN).
  • A comprehensive Online Membership Directory through SGNA.
  • SGNA’s employment network to connect nursing professionals to new positions and careers.
  • Opportunities for volunteer participation on national and/or regional committees, board of directors, or tasks forces.
  • Opportunities to influence policy and legislation at the national and regional levels.
  • Awardand Scholarship opportunities through the SGNA Education and Research initiatives as well as the regional chapter.
  • Contact Hours available through SGNA and INSGNA education materials and conference attendance.
  • Access to a Speaker Resource Database to locate expert speakers on various GI/Endoscopy related topics.
  • Reduced fees for registration at national and regional education courses, for independent study module contact hours, for purchase of SGNA publications and for SGNA Marketplace merchandise.

Membership Categories

Voting Licensed Nurse or Associate: Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses, Assistive Personnel (e.g., technicians, technologists, assistants) involved in or associated with gastroenterology and/or endoscopy nursing practice. This category includes automatic inclusion into a Regional Society of your choice (for members within the United States).

Annual Dues: $125.00          Two-Year Dues: $235.00          18 Month Dues (July 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013): $205.00

Non-Voting Affiliate: Includes, but is not limited to, physicians, consultants, industry representatives, educators involved in or associated with gastroenterology and/or endoscopy nursing practice. Members in this category may choose to affiliate with a Regional Society by payment of an additional $15 fee.

Annual Dues: $110.00          Two-Year Dues: $220.00          18 Month Dues (July 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013): $175.00

Non-Voting/Non-Practicing: Includes retired professionals who wish to be kept informed of industry trends and advancements in the GI/Endoscopy field. Members in this category may choose to affiliate with a Regional Society by payment of an additional $15 fee.

Annual Dues: $60.00          Two-Year Dues: $120.00          18 Month Dues (July 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013): $90

Corporate  / Facility Membership:  If you have five or more individual members, you can join as a hospital/facility or corporation through the SGNA Corporate/Facility Membership option. This option offers special privileges to the member and hospital/facility or corporation such as transferable memberships, member discounts on employment ads, web employment ads, publications, exhibits and the Annual Course. The Corporate/Facility Membership differs from individual membership in that it belongs to the hospital/facility or corporation. Should a member leave their place of employment, the employer will retain the membership, not the individual.

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