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The principle task of the Nominating Committee is selecting a slate of candidates for the Annual APNA Election and to oversee the electoral process. The Nominating Committee consists of the board appointed chair from APNA membership, one Board member appointed by the Board of Directors, one board appointee from the membership, and three members in good standing elected annually by ballot. The 2012 APNA Nominating Committee Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, NPP - Chair Linda Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA Ramona Hoehler, MSN, PMHNP-BC Kevin McGirr, RN, MS, MPH R.


Child and Adolescent Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join Goals The APNA Child and Adolescent Council will work collaboratively to respond to membership's questions or concerns about best practice, current policy and procedures. The council will advise the board on all things child and adolescent, acknowledge APNA members who are positive role models for Child & Adolescent nursing practice and identify avenues for APNA to provide and maintain a strong national presence.

Forensic Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join What does the Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council do? Serves as a network and resource for APNA members who are working with victims, offenders, and their family members. Provides expertise to advise the APNA board on matters relating to all aspects of forensic psychiatric nursing, addressing mental health issues as they collide with the criminal justice system.

RN-PMH Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join Mission Statement It is the mission of the APNA RN-PMH Council to identify issues, gather pertinent information to better understand these issues, and develop recommendations to the Board of Directors on projects or positions that APNA should undertake. Goals To represent the identity and voice of the Psychiatric Mental Health Staff Nurse, the RN-PMH Council will: Implement the processes and procedures necessary to carry out the role, mission and vision of the Council Establish Council project priorities based on the survey of psychiatric nurses conducted earlier this year Establish a Steering Committee to organize and facilitate the work necessary to address targeted priorities Establish Working Committees and identify Advisory Panel members, as necessary, to work on specific priorities Work collaboratively with the other APNA Councils and as part of the Inner Council Task Force to represent the RN-PMH Identify and submit RN-PMH Council Members for consideration and membership on the APNA Rapid Response Team Click here for a list of council members.

Implementation of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education APNA has endorsed the Consensus Model (CM) for APRN Regulation, which outlines a future plan for all of advanced practice nursing. The advantage of the CM is that it will provide greater consistency in licensure, accreditation, certification and education (LACE). We believe that this consistency will benefit advanced practice registered nurses in psychiatric-mental health (APRN-PMH) and, ultimately, the people whom we serve.

The APNF Grant Review Committee evaluates research proposals submitted by APNA members.  Priority for funding is based upon the project’s scientific merit, potential for knowledge development, and relevance to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.  Click here for more information about the grant itself.

Chair Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC Committee Kim Cox, MSN, RN, CNS Barbara Limandri, DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP ~ Consultant Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Patricia Black, PhD(c), RN  

Tobacco Dependence Council Community   APNA members must log in to view members only content.   Tobacco Dependence: Failure to Act = Harm The time to act is now. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association formed a Tobacco Dependence Task Force (now a Council), held a summit, created a partnership with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and set a target to increase by 5% every year the 61% of psychiatric nurses surveyed who refer (assist) smokers to treatment and the 29% who provide an intensive intervention.

Click on the links below to view the responsibilities and qualifications of each leadership position currently open within APNA: President-Elect, APNA Board of Directors Treasurer, APNA Board of Directors Member at Large, APNA Board of Directors Nominating Committee Member   Click here to download a pdf file of the APNA Bylaws.

Advanced Practice Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join Mission Statement The mission of the APNA APRN Council is to unify the voices of and advocate for Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses regarding issues related to practice, education, administration, and research. Objectives: Respond in a timely manner to issues related to practice, education, administration, and research that affect the PMH-APRN.

Task Forces: A task force is a body appointed by the Board of Directors to study a specific issue that has a global effect on psychiatric mental health nursing. A task force usually has a single objective in a short-lived image duration. Task Force on LACE Implementation Committees: Board Committees oversee a specific project or activity within APNA such as bylaws, finance, or the annual conference program.

Research Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join The Research Council recognizes the need to develop an infrastructure to support APNA collaboration, development, and dissemination of psychiatric nursing research and to advance evidence-based practice as a core competency of professional psychiatric nurses.  The Research Council’s Strategic Plan is consistent with the APNA Strategic Plan, Goal I: To develop and disseminate knowledge to advance evidence-based psychiatric mental health practice.

Administrative Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee Health IT & Informatics Workgroup APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join Mission Statement It is the mission of the APNA Administrative Council to facilitate collaboration and communication among psychiatric nurse administrators, to serve as a clinical resource in achieving shared goals, and to assist in the use of evidence-based practices and innovative systems for exceptional patient care. Vision Statement The APNA Administrative Council will serve as an association of psychiatric nurse administrators in providing support, clinical resources, and communications in order to build a vibrant coalition of leadership, guidance and partnership.

APNA Member Involvement:  APNA's most valuable asset is its members! Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join psychiatric mental health nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for your profession:   Committees: APNA members play a key role in the organization's direction and policies through their involvement in its institutes, councils, committees, and task forces. Board of Directors Institutes Councils Committees & Task Forces How to Join a Committee    Committees on Member Bridge   Chapters: You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The results are in! The APNA Education Council completed a survey of the membership, where each person indicated his/her level of interest in a variety of topics for future APNA continuing education programs. 751 people responded. Here are the results: Interesting results? Talk to each other about it! Log on to Member Bridge today and start a converstation! Education Council Members About the Education Council     Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join  .

The members of the Awards & Recognition Committee review both Annual Awards nominations and the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship applications.  Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP – Chair Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML Susan Archacki-Resnik, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN-BC (PMH) Keitha Beamer, CNS, MSN, RN, CNS,BC, CARN-AP Marsha Bennett, DNS, APRN, ACRN Robert Billman, RN, BSN Janet Collins, PMHNP-CS, BC Fernand De Los Reyes, RN, MA, QDCP Jo Deaton, MS, APRN/PMH-BC, CDNC Mary Dubriel, RN Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC Carol Essenmacher, MSN, CNS, C-TTS Jeanne Florio, RN, MS,  APRN, BC Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC Constance Green, RN, MS, NPP Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC Sharon Hancharik, EdD, RN Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN Peggy (Margaret) Hernandez, EdD APRN CNE Rebecca Horn, RN, MSN Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC Michelle Kolp, BSN, MSN, RN-BC Brenda Kucirka, PhD(c), RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE Kathleen Lehmann, RN-BC PMHN, Ed.

APNF Donors, 2012 Thank you to the following donors for their generous contributions: Platinum Donors ($3,650+) Jane Ryan Grayce Sills Gold Donors ($365 - $3,649) Susan Archacki-Resnik Nicholas Croce Patricia Cunningham Laura Dzurec Doris M. Formica Valerie Kolbert Marlene Nadler Moodie Mary Ann Nihart LeKeisha Sneed Christine M. Tebaldi Silver Donors ($36.



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