General Charge for APNA Councils

To be thought leaders for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

  • Conduct external environmental scans.
  • Conduct internal council assessments and discussions to identify member needs within your council’s subject area(s).
  • Synthesize information: information gathered from environmental scans, from Member Bridge conversations, etc.
  • Provide accurate information to inform conversations.
  • Monitor content of website to ensure that it is up-to-date and aligned with APNA’s strategic plan (mission, core purpose, envisioned future).
  • Recognize council members for their achievements.
  • Build an Enduring Structure – Identify and mentor promising new leaders.


Suggestions for fulfilling each of these charges.