About the Chapter
The APNA California Chapter 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.
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 tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.
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 photos of your colleagues at chapter functions. Select photos of the 2015 Chapter Annual Conference have been posted. View the 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.