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Chapter Goals

Mission Statement: To unite, support, educate, and enhance the professional identity of all levels of psychiatric nursing in rural and urban Arkansas, while promoting and advocating for excellence in mental health care and recovery.

The purpose of the APNA Arkansas Chapter is to:

  • Promote the professional practice of Psychiatric nursing as a specialty
  • Provide a forum for networking and peer support among psychiatric nurses
  • Collaborate with groups of influence to shape health policy and improve the delivery of mental health services, and
  • Encourage the generation and dissemination of psychiatric nursing research.

The APNA Arkansas Chapter shall accomplish goals via its Board of Directors, Committees, and its general membership. APNA Arkansas will form collaborative relationships with other nursing professional groups and other mental health disciplines.


Save the Date! The Board of Directors is excited to announce the 1st Annual American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Arkansas Chapter Conference to be held on November 15, 2014 at the UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. Keynote speaker will be Pat Cunningham, the current president of APNA national. This dynamic conference will include networking opportunities and continuing education sessions for staff nurses and advanced practice nurses covering a variety of topics chosen by YOU, the psychiatric nurses of Arkansas. More information will be available soon. Keep checking back for updates!

Facebook page – APNA Arkansas has a Facebook page! Follow the link and join our group for updates and networking!


Any APNA member who resides in Arkansas is automatically made a member of the Arkansas Chapter. For more information about joining or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

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