Welcome from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association!


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a professional association organized to advance the science and education of psychiatric-mental health nursing. It is committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing, health, wellness and recovery promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

Core Values:

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

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.