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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.

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.

The members of the Awards & Recognition Committee review both Annual Awards nominations and the APNA Janssen 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.

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  

Each year the Scholarly Review Committee members evaluate the submitted Annual Conference abstract proposals. These scores and comments are used to determine what pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, and poster presentations are given at the conference. 2013 Scholarly Review Committee Chair Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN-BC, FPMHNP, LPC Committee Guy Agrati, BA, MBA, AAS, RN, BSN, BC Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML Terrie Bales, CRNP Nina Beaman, Ed D, MS, RN-BC, RNC-AWHC, CMA (AAMA) Keitha Beamer, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS,BC, CARN-AP Marsha Bennett, DNS, ACRN Martha E.

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.

An institute provides direct input to the Board of Directors through the Office of the President on an assigned psychiatric-mental health nursing issue that spans virtually all aspects of the profession. It is similar to a task force except that its mission may require several years to complete, while a task force generally completes its work in about a year. The purpose of an institute is to utilize membership expertise in the development of programs and services aimed at addressing the institute's main focus through a series of chaired workgroups.

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.

Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Member Bridge Communities IMHA Advisory Panel IMHA Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the Institute on Member Bridge! How to join Vision The Institute for Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) is the conduit for monitoring legislative, regulatory and policy matters affecting mental health. The Institute works to inform PMHN nurses about these issues and help coordinate organizational responses. Functions Provides oversight of and support for the IMHA Steering Committee and Advisory Panel Facilitates Policy Forums for expert information provided to members and non-members Disseminates information to APNA and IMHA members regarding advocacy issues and updates on essential resources Solicits input from APNA members regarding advocacy issues Reports IMHA activities at the APNA Annual Conference Structure Two co-chairs reporting to the Board of Directors.



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