An affiliate of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) is an organization of two (2) or more nursing professionals who are actively involved in multiple sclerosis care with common goals of advancing nursing education in MS, promoting nursing research, and optimizing care for all those affected by multiple sclerosis.
The MS nursing organization that votes to become an IOMSN affiliate must request affiliate status in writing with the following information:
The IOMSN mission and goals may be adopted by the affiliate group as their own or until such time the affiliate has developed their own.
The IOMSN board will review this application in a timely manner. The outcome of the review process will be communicated to the applicant within one month.
Organizations accepted as affiliates will elect one member as representative to the IOMSN Board. To the extent possible, these meetings will be scheduled in association with an international MS conference. However, the cost of travel remains the responsibility of the affiliate.
All members of the affiliate organization will be granted membership to the IOMSN organization.
There is no cost to the affiliate organization for the first 24 months of affiliation. Thereafter, the cost of affiliation will be based on a percentage of the affiliate membership dues. As this cost is not meant to cause financial hardship; it can be considered on an individual basis.