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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.

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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.


Sacramento Region
Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Educational dinner presentation

Monday, April 13, 2015

San Francisco 

2015 Chapter Annual Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015
El Camino Hospital Mountain View
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More events 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.  See complete award details here.


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.