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Summer Update: May 2014       

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The APNA New York Chapter/OMH Annual State Conference will provide up to 5.5 continuing education contact hours. We are very excited about our line up of speakers this year. Don't forget to register!

APNA NY Chapter Annual Conference

Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing Care: Helping People Rebuild Their Lives and Work Toward Recovery from Mental Health Conditions

Friday, May 30, 2014
8:30am to 4:30pm, registration opens 7:30am
Hyatt Place, Malta
Saratoga Springs, NY 12020

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

Learn more about the conference.

The topics of presentations so far are: 

  • PTSD by Dr. Madeline Nagel (confirmed)
  • Peer Respite Project in CPEP- Steve Miscio (confirmed)
  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing (tentative)
  • Commissioner Anita Daniels or a representative will be talking about the Changes in the OMH System and how it will trickle down to community mental health (tentative)
  • Cultural Competence: Using Me First Lens to go from Oppression to Privilege (tentative)

This will give you an idea of topics so think about holding the date open and book your hotel room soon. We will do our usual short APNA business meeting at the conference, raffle, and this year we will be doing a poster presentation again.

News, Awards, Research Projects
Please feel free to contact me with any information that you have about the projects, awards, news about your agency. I will be happy to post the information on the website.
For example:  The New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Inc. which has an APNA Board Member on their Board of Directors, would like anyone who is interested in hypnosis to feel free to look at their website at: NYSCH.ORG.

I look forward to another exciting winter and spring with APNA before I step down as President and take on my role as Past President.  When I first took over the role as President-Elect we had just over 600 members. Now we have over 720 members.  We want to continue to grow and make it known that psychiatric nursing is an exciting, rewarding field to belong to. We need to continue to grow and be known throughout the state as the behavioral health experts that are the go to people to help transform mental health care for NYS. I will see you in Malta on May 30th.

Take care,

Dr. Heather Muxworthy, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Chief of Behavioral Health Care
Anthony Jordan Health Center
(585) 423-2867 office
(585) 397-6257 cell


On behalf of the New York State Chapter of the APNA, I would like to welcome you to our official Chapter homepage.  Our chapter was revitalized in the winter of 2008, and since then has flourished under the direction of a highly motivated Board. We encourage our members to use Member Bridge to connect with the New York State community!  If you are not familiar with our members-only networking site, click here for an introductory presentation.

We look forward to your ongoing support and involvement as we move finto the future of NYS APNA with excitement and energy.  Your support is vital to the success of our practice as Psychiatric Nurses today, and tomorrow!!

Regional Activities

Our goal is to have regional meetings in the future to help support and activate leaders in local settings to become involved with the greater national goal of APNA, as well as those local goals developed by our constituents.  If you are interested in becoming a regional leader or are willing to support local activity, please email any of the Board of Directors for further information.


Any APNA member who resides in New York is automatically a member of the New York 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 many committees within the Board of Directors to further support the mission of American Psychiatric Nurses Association.   Our committees include:

  • Nominations and Elections Committee
  • Advanced Practice Committee
  • General Practice Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Conference Planning
  • Finance Committee
  • Mentorship Committees