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Chapter Spring Conference
Psychiatric Nursing:  Staying Ahead of the Curve
Friday, April 24, 2015

Holiday Inn Portland - By The Bay
Portland, ME

More conference details can be viewed here.


Awards Nominations

NEAPNA members are invited to submit nominations for candidates for 2015 awards, which will be presented at the 2015 annual conference during the Awards and Business Meeting. To qualify for the awards, nominees must be current members of NEAPNA and fulfill certain criteria for the award nomination.

Click here for more information and to nominate!

Please nominate by March 9, 2015.

Call for Posters

The New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is now accepting abstracts for poster presentation for our April 24, 2015, Annual Conference in Portland, Maine! Abstracts addressing Education, Practice, Research, and Policy in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing are welcome; this year's conference is titled Psychiatric Nursing:  Staying Ahead of the Curve.
Posters that have been previously presented may also be submitted. Abstracts must be submitted by March 1, 2015 and are limited to 250 words.
Please e-mail your abstract submission to  Vareen O'Keefe Domaleski and Kristen Kichefski.
Accepted Posters will be notified by e-mail no later than March 7, 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. Click here to 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.