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Elections are Underway

It is that time of year, when your California APNA chapter asks for your vote for new board members and approval of recommended bylaw revisions. Please review the three qualified candidates running for President-Elect and Member-at-Large and vote for any or all who you wish to support. Polls close on September 24, 2014.

View Candidate Statements.
View Proposed Bylaw Changes.
Vote Here!

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.

Please go to the State Chapter Website:

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.

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.


August 26, 2014
"Vicarious Secondary Trauma"
6:30pm - Zoul Auditorium
St. Joseph Hospital Orange
Complete Event Details

August 28, 2014 | Board Meeting

The next board meeting is scheduled for August 28 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Pacific.  All members are welcome to attend this or any board meeting per bylaw and by invitation of the board.
Here are details for you to join the call:

Dial: 1-800-974-2164
Pass code: 81638345

  • *6 to Mute
  • #6 to Unmute
  • No speaker phones please.
  • Trouble while on the line? Press *0 while on the conference call line for an Operator.
  • Problems and you haven't joined the call? Dial 800-974-2166 and choose Option 1 for the Operator.


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.