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Primary Full Member - Full Members of TONE shall consist of Registered Nurse (RN) leaders or aspiring leaders. This includes those RN’s who hold or aspire to hold an organizational role of administration or management who are accountable for strategic, operational and/or performance outcomes in sites where health care is delivered; faculty in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, including deans and directors; directors of district chapters; consultants in nursing administration/management practice; persons working in professional associations, regulatory agencies and/or accrediting health care organizations; and editors of professional journals. Full Member shall have the right to hold any elected position; vote on organizational issues and elect a slate of candidates for service on the Board of Directors. Full Members shall have the right to vote on amendments to the TONE Bylaws and on any increase in the dues proposed by the Board of Directors.

Additional Full Member - This membership type is for additional active members where the CNO or equivalent at your facility is already a TONE member. Nursing administrators, nurse executives, chief of nursing officers or the highest level management position in nursing services in a healthcare organization and/or healthcare regulatory agency. Nurse managers & directors holding line management responsibility, to include, but not limited to, patient care management, human resources management as well as fiscal & material resource management. An Additional Full Member may vote and hold office.

Student Member - Student Members of the TONE shall be full-time U.S. Nursing Students in Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, generic Masters and generic Doctoral  programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure. They may attend TONE business and educational meetings but will not be considered Full Members, not permitted to vote in meetings of, hold office in, or vote for directors or Officers of TONE.

Affiliate Member - Affiliate Members of TONE shall be individuals who are not Registered Nurses but who support the mission and vision of TONE. An Affiliate Member may not hold office.

Retired Member - Retired Members of TONE are any Full TONE Member who is retired from the profession and has 
maintained TONE membership for a period of five consecutive years prior to their application. If you are retiring and need to update your membership, please contact TONE at