Section 1 Eligibility:
Active membership in the Organization shall be open to any registered, professional nurse who meets the requirements for school nursing in the state of Iowa, and who is in compliance with such other qualifications or requirements set forth in these bylaws.
Section 2 Instatement:
Any person eligible for membership shall become a member upon payment of dues set for class of membership and who meets the requirements set forth in these bylaws for class of membership.
Section 3 Classification: There shall be six classes of membership:
A. Active Members:
1. To qualify for active membership in ISNO one must:
a. Be a registered professional nurse;
b. Have as their primary assignment, the administration, education or the provision of school health services.
2. Any retired member who desires to remain in the Active membership classification shall be required to pay full Active membership dues and upon payment of dues, shall be granted Active membership privileges.
B. Associate members shall be:
Any registered professional nurse who is not eligible for Active membership, but who serves a school as a school nurse, upon payment of dues, shall be an Associate member.
C. Retired Members shall be:
Any school nurse, who, upon retirement, does not wish to remain an Active member, shall be eligible to become a Retired member, upon notification to the Organization.
D. Student Members shall be:
Students of a school of professional nursing not employed as a school nurse on a full or part time basis. Student membership status shall not be renewed more than once for a graduate nurse.
E. Corporate/Business/Professional Organization Members shall be:
Those organizations or persons who desire to support the goals of the Organization whose members are not eligible for Active membership in the Organization. Granting of a Corporate/Business/Professional Organization membership shall in no way bind the Organization to support philosophies or policies of any Corporation/Business/Professional Organization members.
F. Members-at-Large shall be: Those persons who hold a special interest in or are working with the Organization and who do not fit into any other Organization membership classification.
Section 4 Privileges:
A. The annual business meeting for members will be held every year at the annual conference.
B. Active members shall have full voting privileges and may also have the privileges of holding office and serving as chair or a member of any committee.
C. A quorum shall consist of a majority of voting members attending the annual business meeting.
D. All other members have the right to attend meetings, receive publications of the Organization, speak on issues, and serve on committees but may not make motions, vote or serve as members of the Board of Directors.
Section 5 Dues:
A. Annual Dues include membership in NASN and ISNO and shall be established by the Board of Directors.
B. Dues are payable to NASN according to NASN procedures.