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Ohio was the first state Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, receiving our charter on October 14, 1993 at APNA's Annual Conference. The mission of the Ohio Chapter is the promote the professional development of psychiatric-mental health nurses through networking and education. As a chapter, Ohio is divided into five regions: Southwest, Columbus, Southeast, Northeast, and Northwest. It is a goal of the Chapter that each region will have its own networking and educational opportunities in addition to State-wide meetings.


Any APNA member who resides in Ohio is invited to become an active member of the Ohio 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.

Our member count in February 2014 was 348. Non-members are invited to attend programs but do not have voting privileges within the Chapter.

Save the Date
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Dr. Mary Moller, an APNA past president and internationally recognized expert on mental health, will be featured in a continuing education program co-sponsored by APNA Ohio and the Kent State University College of Nursing. Dr. Moller will inform your practice with persons impacted by bipolar disorder by presenting the latest advances in research and treatment options.

In addition to Dr. Moller, legal expert Jan Lanier, BA, JD will present a Category A continuing education program on the legal and ethical challenges to nurses posed by social media.

The program will be held at the Kent State University Student Center on the Kent, Ohio campus. There will be exciting door prizes, including APNA memberships for students members and a scholarship award open to all APNA Ohio members for the 2014 APNA Conference in Indianapolis in October!

We are especially interested in being able to publicize the program to Ohio mental health service providers outside of APNA Ohio.If you would like a brochure to share with colleagues, agencies, and hospitals  

Download the APNA Ohio Conference Registration Brochure


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.