The APNA Strategic Plan
The APNA Strategic Plan guides the Board of Directors in governance of the association. It focuses their strategic decision-making and ongoing operational work. It is a working document, informed by feedback from councils, chapters, and the membership, that undergoes revision and renewal every three years to ensure its relevance. Overview of Process

Core Ideology
APNA's core ideology is our reason for being and the essential and enduring principles that guide our behavior and actions.

APNA's Core Purpose: To be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

APNA's Core Values:

  • Empowerment
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Collegiality
  • Innovation
  • Transparency
  • Stewardship

Five-Year Goals
In 2017:

Goal A. APNA will be the indispensable resource for member networking and leadership and professional development.
Goal B. APNA will be the leader in creating strategic alliances with key stakeholders.
Goal C. APNA will be recognized as the expert voice for psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Goal D. APNA will be the leader in integrating research, practice, and education to address pressing psychiatric-mental health nursing care issues.

Long-term Envisioned Future
In 10+ years:

APNA will be the recognized leader in advancing psychiatric-mental health nursing to improve the mental health of the population.

To help inform the strategic planning process, the Board of Directors reached out to the APNA Scholars. The students conducted environmental scans on key PMH nursing issues identified by the membership and submitted a report sharing their findings. Click on the links below to view these reports:

Quality Indicators | Seclusion & Restraint | Suicide Prevention | Workplace Violence

Approved by APNA Board of Directors April 10, 2012.


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