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AwardsAPNA New England Chapter Call for Award Nominations

Now accepting nominations for the APNA New England Chapter Annual Awards. Submit your nominations by March 1, 2016. (More Information)


Call for PostersAPNA New England Chapter Call for Posters

The New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations for our April 8th, 2016 Annual Conference in Sturbridge, MA. Abstracts addressing Education, Practice, Research, and Policy in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing are welcome; this year’s conference is titled Across the Lifespan. Posters that have been previously presented may also be submitted. Abstracts must be submitted by March 1, 2016 and are limited to 250 words. Please e-mail your abstract submission to Jean Christoffersen at Accepted poster presentations will be notified by e-mail no later than 3-21-16.

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.