General Information

About the APNA 28th Annual Conference

What:  The premiere event for psychiatric nursing

Who:  Psychiatric-mental health nurses (both RN and APRN) from around the globe

When:  October 22-25, 2014

Where:  JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis Indiana  |   Learn More About Indianapolis

Why:  Earn more than 130 total continuing nursing education contact hours at the conference and online afterwards, network with colleagues, discuss issues in PMHN, and stay up-to-date on the latest evidence-based best practices!

Estimated Costs


  • Visit the Registration Pricing page for different registration options and pricing.
  • Register before the Early Bird Deadline of September 8th to save $75 over the Regular Registration Rate.
  • Be sure to check out the Conference Plus! Registration Options and the ANCC Review Course + Conference Packages to get the most out of your conference program!

Hotels:  JW Marriott Indianapolis - Headquarter Hotel  |  APNA Room Rate*: $179 single/double/triple/quad
              Courtyard by Marriott - Overflow Hotel
*Note that hotel reservations cannot be made in the APNA block without a completed registration for the conference.

Program Information

The full program information has been posted!

Continuing Education Information

Continuing education contact hours are awarded based on the number of sessions attended and evaluations completed. The APNA 28th Annual Conference will offer up to 28.5 contact hours onsite. Registrants will have the option to earn contact hours for sessions they did not attend in person via online session recordings.  This means that registrants may be able to earn more than 130 total contact hours for sessions onsite and online. Note: This number is not final and subject to change.

Conference Educational Learning Objectives
By the end of this conference the learner will be better able to:

  1. Identify opportunities for building knowledge connections in administration, education, practice, research, and policy.
  2. Develop communication strategies for articulating the impact of psychiatric-mental health nurses with patients, families, colleagues, and communities.
  3. Engage in the integration of psychiatric-mental health nursing strategies to promote relationships and transform our healthcare environment.

Call for Abstract Proposals

The Call for Abstracts is closed. Thank you for your submissions! Notification emails have been sent to all who submitted abstracts. If you did not receive an email, please contact Lisa Nguyen at 571-533-1924.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.