Chapters and Affiliates

Get involved with NAON on a deeper level by joining your local Chapter or Affiliate.


The purpose of a Chapter is to further the objectives of NAON by a local organization of paid NAON members. Chapters hold annual elections where a Board of Directors is voted upon to lead the chapter throughout the next term.

Helpful Documents for Chapters:


An affiliate is a group of active NAON members who want to get involved with with NAON but do not choose to form an official chapter. The group may meet to discuss nursing orthopaedics in a social setting and have a desire to stay connected with other orthopaedic nursing professionals. Affiliates operate as separate and independent from NAON and are not responsible for electing a governing body, collecting monetary funds or complying with IRS tax-exempt organization guidelines.

Helpful Documents for Affiliates:

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