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Call for Abstracts

Would you like to share your experiences or research on providing psychiatric nursing care across the lifespan?  
If so, please submit an abstract proposal to Helen Birkbeck or Vareen O'Keefe-Domalski, co-chairs of the NEAPNA Annual Conference to be held at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Resort in Sturbridge, MA on Friday, April 8, 2016.
Submission deadline is October 1, 2015.

About the Chapter

The New England Chapter was founded in 1993. The Chapter is made up of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Our membership is about 860 people. The largest group of members
come from MA. We believe our strength is in bringing all our states together. Read our latest newsletter!

Mission Statement

As psychiatric nurses and members of the New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, we collaborate and engage in fellowship to advance psychiatric nursing.


Any APNA member who resides in New England automatically becomes a member of the New England Chapter. If you are interested in joining or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

We have a business meeting at the conference and a second business meeting at the APNA Annual Conference. There are working sessions for the Board of Directors that meet monthly. All members are invited.

NEAPNA has no dues. Our income comes from:
1. The yearly New England Conference
2. Donations for our Awards are from our members and others.



  • Recognizing the contributions of individual members
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Recognition of the diversity of members, practice options and culture


  • Recruitment & Retention of membership
  • Annual Conferences
  • Chapter Publications
  • Strategic Alliances


  • Mentoring
  • Skills Training
  • Opportunities to participate in regional & national activities

For organization and meeting information contact the Chapter President.

Member Bridge Network

Use Member Bridge to connect with your local community!  If you are not familiar with our members-only networking site, click here for an introductory presentation.


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