Membership of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON) consist of the following:
- Professionally qualified social workers practicing in any Nigerian health sector and are holders of certificate, diploma, degree or postgraduate degree in social work or its equivalent in a federal government accredited training institutions in Nigeria.
- Social workers fully employed in a health non-governmental organisation are eligible to become a member of the association
- Members of the association also consist of medical social workers employed in Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals, federal medical centres and federal specialist hospitals. General hospitals, local government health centres, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other institution’s health centres, private hospitals, military/paramilitary hospitals, health NGOs, self-employed medical social workers which are affiliated to health, medical social agencies, World Health Organisation and other International Agencies in Nigeria.
- All membership of the association is subjected to the decision of the National Executive Council which is presided over by the President.
Members of the Society fall into four categories. These are full members, associate members, affiliate members and honorary members.
To be a full member of the society, the applicant must be a medical social workers registered by the Nigerian Social Work Council and Nigeria Association of Social Workers. In addition, s/he is employed in health care settings in Nigeria and is expected to fulfill all his/her financial obligations to his/her State Branch of the AMSWON and the National body.
This is currently restricted to Medical Social Work students on supervised fieldwork placement in Nigerian health care centres
Final year social work students of accredited institutions for the training of social workers are eligible to become affiliate members of the society
This is open to Nigerians and non-Nigerians who:
Someone who by virtue of their contributions, have promoted the course of medical social work profession within and outside Nigeria