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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.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice Member Profiles By Member Name Amar, Angela Baltazar, Katherine Beckhet, Abir Brammer, Sue Bryan, Tami; Buccola, Nancy; Rosedale, Mary Chabora, Nidhi Cadigan, Darlene Corte, Colleen Crossett, Linda Halter, Peggy Hill-Curran, Lyndsay Holshoe, Joseph Katz, Sharon Kelly, Ann Knode, Dale Kolbert, Valerie Lambert, Kris Laraia, Michelle Naegle, Madeline Stuart, Gail Talley, Sandra; Wolfe, Barbara; Simmons-Alling, Susan; Boyd, Mary Ann; Warren, Barbara; Stevens, Georgia Valentine, Nancy Wilbur, Suzane Zauszniewski, Jaclene By APNA News Edition February 2014 December 2013 October 2013 August 2013 June 2013 April 2013 February 2013 December 2012 September 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2012 January 2012 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 May 2011 March 2011 January 2011 November 2010 September 2010 July 2010 March 2010 July 2009  

APNA's 2013 Elections process has begun - NOW is the time to consider taking a leadership position with your organization of professionals! The Call for Nominations is now closed. Information regarding the slate of candidates and voting coming soon! APNA continues to grow and expand thanks to a dynamic membership and exceptional past and present board members. Joining the Board of Directors or Nominating Committee will provide you with the opportunity to hone your leadership abilities, make significant contributions to our association and the future of psychiatric mental health nursing, and establish lasting relationships with colleagues from across the world.

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.

Councils are comprised of a group of members with similar interests in an aspect of psychiatric mental health nursing not addressed elsewhere within APNA. Councils are approved by and report to the APNA Board of Directors. Council chairs will study and review issues pertinent to the council's area of interest and expertise and make recommendations to the Board for the following: • Position or policy statements • New programs or activities • Committee or task force membership Addictions Council Chair Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC Addictions Council for APNA Members*   Administrative Council Chair Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN Administrative Council for APNA Members* APRN Council Co-Chairs Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC APRN Council for APNA Members* Child & Adolescent Council Julie A.

Co-Chairs Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC Kathleen R. Delaney PhD, PMH-NP, RN Vision The Institute for Safe Environments (ISE) provides an integrated structure designed to thoughtfully address issues that impact the safety of persons served as well as service providers.

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.




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