Membership information

The European Academy of Nursing Science consists of individuals who are actively involved in research in the practice of nursing. The Academy consists of Full MembersHonorary members and Student Members.

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Full membersto be a full member of EANS you must be:

  • a Registered Nurse or Midwife according to the definition of your country to include the broad spectrum of professional qualifications such as nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, health visiting, community and family nursing;
  • have the right to be, and currently be, working in a European country (as defined by the Council of Europe);
  • qualified at doctoral level.

Full Members are admitted to the Academy in recognition of their contribution to nursing science. Full Members constitute the Academy; have full voting rights, may stand for election to any position on the Board of EANS, have access to the Academy for the organisation of scientific meetings, have the right to attend scientific meetings of the Academy and the right to use of the Academy’s information services.

Currently the annual cost of EANS full membership is €105.

Honorary membersTo be an honorary member you must be:

  • a recognised researcher or scholar, who has made an outstanding contribution to Nursing Science in Europe

Honorary members are invited to be members by the Academy in recognition of their contribution to nursing science. They are not constituent members of the Academy and have no voting rights. They have the right to attend scientific meetings of the Academy and they may use the Academy’s information services.

Student membersTo be a student member you should be:

  • a Registered Nurse or Midwife according to the definition of your country to include the broad spectrum of professional qualifications such as nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, health visiting, community and family nursing;
  • currently undertaking but not yet achieved a doctoral qualification at an institution located in a European country (as defined by the Council of Europe);
  • attending or having completed the three year EANS summer school within the last six years.

Student members are not constituent members of the Academy and have no voting rights. They have the right to attend scientific meetings of the Academy and they may use the Academy’s information services.

Currently the annual cost of EANS student membership is €25.

Fellow of EANS.  In addition to the above, there is also an opportunity for a Full Member of EANS to apply to become a Fellow of EANS.

EANS accepts applications for Fellowship on an annual basis, usually in May/June.

Fellows are individuals with an established career in nursing research who have made significant contributions to the advancement of nursing science in Europe through scholarship and research. They will have an acknowledged track record and will have demonstrated a considerable breadth and depth of achievement in publications and grant funded research.

If you are a member of EANS and think that you meet the criteria for Fellowship (see below), please look out for the invitation to apply which is usually sent out in May each year.  Fellowship costs no more than full membership and you have the same rights as any other member. Fellowship is, however, an acknowledgement of your contribution to nursing science and an excellent indication of your standing in our profession.

Only full members of EANS can apply to become a Fellow of EANS. Members must have paid their membership fee and registered via the website (http://european-academy-of-nursing-science.com/). Nursing Scientists who are not  full members of EANS are warmly invited to apply for EANS Membership and can subsequently respond to the next upcoming call for Fellowship applications.

A Full Member may be elected as Fellow if she/he meets the following criteria:

  1. ‘h-index’ of at least 7 as calculated on Scopus or Web of Science. See Scopus link for author citation search: http://www.scopus.com/search/form.url?display=authorLookup&clear=t&origin=searchbasic&txGid=24F7DF165F2677C9E3ECBE84EDE41AF1.fM4vPBipdL1BpirDq5Cw%3a39
  2. Published a minimum of five peer reviewed papers (NOT including papers originating from or as part of the applicant’s PhD) in scientific journals listed in citation indices as first author, corresponding author or final author. These papers must be written in English language and must report findings from primary or secondary research or reviews with analytical synthesis which provide new insights.
  3. Provides a concise self-assessment statement of a maximum of 500 words describing her/his noteworthy impact to the development of nursing science, education and practice in the country of origin and Europe. Impact is defined as an effect on, change or benefit to nursing, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia.
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