APNA Strategic Plan: 5 Year Goals

APNA’s Five-Year Goals

In 2017:

Goal A. APNA will be the indispensable resource for member networking and leadership and professional development.
Goal B. APNA will be the leader in creating strategic alliances with key stakeholders.
Goal C. APNA will be recognized as the expert voice for psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Goal D. APNA will be the leader in integrating research, practice, and education to address pressing psychiatric-mental health nursing care issues.

 



Goal A. APNA will be the indispensable resource for member networking and leadership and professional development.

Strategies

  1. (High) APNA will continuously develop leadership to drive policy, research, education, best practices, and workforce.
  2. (High) Develop and implement a “Mentor Bridge” using technology available to APNA.
  3. (Medium) Support council/collaborative efforts. Use GoToMeetings to facilitate virtual meeting (networking).
  4. (Medium) Leadership Institute:
    • Conduct orientation sessions for council chairs and new and state chapter board members
    • Expand eLearning Center and offerings.
    • Survey members’ interests, wants, and needs.
    • Engage APNA Board of Directors Scholars throughout the year
    • Track APNA Board of Directors Scholars after the scholarship year
    • Specifically survey new member interests at years 1, 2, and 3.
    • Communicate and connect with new members in their first two years.

Indicators of Achievement

Achieve an increase in:

  • Membership and membership retention.
  • Skilled APNA leadership.
  • New learning experiences using technology.
  • Non-dues revenue.
  • APNA mentors and mentoring.
  • Collaborative efforts to drive policy, research, education, best practices, and workforce.
  • The use of technology in leadership development.

The existence of:

  • A strong, sustainable and relevant value proposition for members.
  • A “Mentor Bridge” program.

 



Goal B. APNA will be the leader in creating strategic alliances with key stakeholders.

Strategies

  1. (High) Maintain and expand APNA’s relationship with key nursing and health care organizations.
  2. (Medium) Expand collaboration with key stakeholders to further inform healthcare policy and the centrality of  PMH nursing.
  3. (Medium) Actively drive the integration of mental health and substance use disorders into all health care.

Indicators of Achievement

An increase in:

  • Relationships with other key nursing and healthcare organizations.
  • Collaboration efforts with key stakeholders.
  • APNA visibility in the health care community.
  • Requests by policy makers for mental health and substance use disorders information, knowledge, and understanding.

The existence of:

  • Mental health and substance use disorders as an integrated component of health care.
  • More favorable psychiatric-mental health nursing policy.
     


Goal C. APNA will be recognized as the expert voice for psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Strategies

  • (High) Develop talking points for members on key PMH nursing issues related to quality and safety.
  • (Medium) Develop processes to disseminate, through the media and public relations channels, APNA research findings/issues important to mental health and substance use disorders care related to safety and quality (TV, radio, press releases, etc.).
  • (Low) Design a program that will increase members’ knowledge of the process and skills needed to deliver messages that are important to PMH nursing.

Indicators of Achievement

An increase in:

  • Public and media awareness of mental health and substance use disorders care and APNA.
  • APNA’s information dissemination efforts.
  • APNA’s mental health and substance use disorders care policy “clout”.
  • Requests by policy makers and the public for mental health and substance use disorders care knowledge and understanding.

The existence of:

  • Talking points on key PMH nursing issues related to quality and safety.
  • Research findings/issues that are important to mental health and substance use disorders care.

 



Goal D. APNA will be the leader in integrating research, practice, and education to address pressing psychiatric-mental health nursing care issues.

Strategies

  • (High) Provide funding and resources each year to a dedicated research issue identified by APNA’s Board.
  • (High) Develop a Tool Kit for EBP (development, implementation, and promulgation).
  • (Medium) Develop and publicize a process for initiating an evidence-based project development.

Indicators of Achievement

An increase in:

  • Funding and resources each year for research identified by APNA’s Board as a dedicated issue.
  • Overall evidence-based mental health and substance use disorders research.
  • Public understanding of key mental health and substance use disorders issues and challenges.
  • Recognition of APNA as credible, legitimate and relevant voice for mental health and substance use disorders.

The existence of:

  • An EBP Tool Kit.
  • A process for initiating an evidence-based project development.
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