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Chapter Goals

Mission Statement: To unite, support, educate, and enhance the professional identity of all levels of psychiatric nursing in rural and urban Arkansas, while promoting and advocating for excellence in mental health care and recovery.

The purpose of the APNA Arkansas Chapter is to:

  • Promote the professional practice of Psychiatric nursing as a specialty
  • Provide a forum for networking and peer support among psychiatric nurses
  • Collaborate with groups of influence to shape health policy and improve the delivery of mental health services, and
  • Encourage the generation and dissemination of psychiatric nursing research.

The APNA Arkansas Chapter shall accomplish goals via its Board of Directors, Committees, and its general membership. APNA Arkansas will form collaborative relationships with other nursing professional groups and other mental health disciplines.

Upcoming Events

1st Annual APNA Arkansas Chapter Conference

November 15, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

“Psychiatric Nursing: Expert Mental Health Care for Arkansas”

Keynote Speaker: Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN-BC
Associate Professor, Loewenberg School of Nursing, University of MemphisPresident, American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Check out the conference page here for complete information.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals Dinner

November 14, 2014
6:30 pm
Luna Restaurant in Little Rock

Vist the events page here for more information!



UAMS College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry presents:

“Hope for the Healing Heart”

Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
UAMS Hospital Lobby Galley
4301 W Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205

Visit the events page here for more information!


Any APNA member who resides in Arkansas is automatically made a member of the Arkansas Chapter. For more information about joining or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

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