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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 branch of the Addictions 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.
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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.
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 News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
By Member Name
Bryan, Tami; Buccola, Nancy; Rosedale, Mary
Stacciarini, Jean Marie
Talley, Sandra; Wolfe, Barbara; Simmons-Alling, Susan; Boyd, Mary Ann; Warren, Barbara; Stevens, Georgia
By APNA News Edition
APNA 2015 Elections
Voting will open 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 provides members with the opportunity to hone their 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.
Nominations were accepted for the positions listed below:
Member at Large
2016 Nominating Committee
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
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC - Chair
Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS - Associate Chair
Addictions Council for APNA Members*
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN - Chair
Get involved & Connect
APNA's most valuable asset is You
Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for psychiatric-mental health nursing:
Committees, Institutes, & Councils
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
Committees & Task Forces
How to Join a Committee
Committees on Member Bridge
You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.
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
Secretary, 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.
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 2015 APNA Nominating Committee
Ruth "Topsy" Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS-NP- Chair
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC
James McDaniel, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, MBA
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP, ARNP
Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APRN-BC (ex-officio)
Learn More: Nominating Committee Procedures
Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Kathleen R. Delaney PhD, PMH-NP, RN
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.
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