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I want to get involved: Joining and Creating a GNA Chapter

Are you interested in nursing informatics? Hospice? Pediatric oncology?


Whatever your nursing passion may be, the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) can help you connect with your peers locally and across the state. Becoming involved in your professional association is the first step towards creating your personal career satisfaction and connecting with your peers. Now, GNA has made it easy for you to become involved according to your own preferences.


Through GNA’s new member-driven chapter structure, you can join multiple chapters and also create your own chapter based on shared interests where you can reap the benefits of energizing experiences, empowering insight and essential resources.


Joining a Current GNA Chapter

Click here to view a list of current GNA Chapters and Chapter Chair contact information.  Connect with the Chapter Chair to find out when they will hold their next Chapter meeting!


Create a New GNA Chapter 

The steps you should follow to create a NEW GNA chapter are below. If you have any questions, contact the Membership Development Committee or contact  Shan Haugabrook, Director of Membership, Education & Administrative Services, at GNA Headquarters (; 404-325-5536, x101).

  1. Obtain a copy of GNA bylaws and the GNA policies and procedures from GNA Headquarters.
  2. Gather together a minimum of ten GNA members who share similar interests.
  3. Select a chapter chair.
  4. Chapter chair forms a roster to verify roster as current GNA members. This is done by contacting headquarters at 404-325-5536.
  5. Identify and agree upon chapter purpose.
  6. Decide on chapter name.
  7. Submit information for application to become a chapter to GNA Headquarters. Information to be submitted includes the following: Chapter chair name and chapter contact information including an email; Chapter name; Chapter purpose; Chapter roster.
  8. The application will then go to the Membership Development Committee who will forward it to the Board of Directors. The Board will approve or decline the application and notify the applicant of its decision.



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