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About the Chapter
The California Chapter of APNA is a statewide organization dedicated to serving the professional needs of APNA members throughout California.  The chapter engages in a wide range of activities which include: offering continuing education programs; letter-writing and lobbying to influence legislative issues that affect psychiatric/mental health nursing; forming strategic alliances with related organizations in the health-care field; leadership training; and facilitating opportunities for professionals in our field to network with one another.

Membership
APNA members who reside in California automatically become a member of the chapter. If you are interested in joining APNA or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

Events
Aristada - A New Long Acting Injectable Treatment Option for Patients with Schizophrenia
Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:30pm
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Visit the Events Page for More Information.
 

Save the Date: April 30, 2016!
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association
California Chapter
2016 Annual Conference
Saturday, April 30, 2016
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

This is an intense day for PMH nurses that wish to update their skills in recovery interventions—a day of learning and networking, well worth the time and effort.

Visit the Conference Page for More Information.

Ann Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award

After her passing, the Ann Wilkinson Award was set up by her good friends and fellow California nurses, as well as her family to honor her commitment to the role of the nurse psychotherapist.  This award was created to support APNA members that are in private practice, and to support the advancement of nurse psychotherapy.  Check out the 2015 award recipient and see past recipients here.
Picture Gallery
Check out photos of your colleagues at chapter functions. Select photos of the 2015 Chapter Annual Conference have been posted.  View the whole album here.

Advocacy
Bright Spot: NAMI California

NAMI California not only led the charge to get July recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in the state of California, but had 74 of the 80 Assembly members cosign onto the resolution. Six Assembly members also spoke compellingly in support of the resolution and the need for mental health services in diverse communities.

Watch the video of the Assembly members speaking about the importance of this resolution.

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.