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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 & Councils APNA members play a key role in the organization's direction and policies through their involvement in its councils, committees, and task forces. Board of Directors   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.

Chairs Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC - Chair Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC – Associate Chair   Vision The Council for Safe Environments (CSE) provides an integrated structure designed to thoughtfully address issues that impact the safety of persons served as well as service providers.   Goals Identify issues related to safe environments Explore current evidence related to issues Recommend strategies to promote safe, evidence-based, best practices Council for Safe Environments Members   View the CSE's Key Components/Elements of a "Safe" Environment Council for Safe Environments Member Bridge Communities   CSE Advisory Panel   CSE Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the CSE on Member Bridge! How to join .

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.

Council for Mental Health Advocacy Member Bridge Communities CMHA Advisory Panel CMHA Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join Vision The Council for Mental Health Advocacy (CMHA) is the conduit for monitoring legislative, regulatory and policy matters affecting mental health. The Council works to inform PMH nurses about these issues and help coordinate organizational responses. Charge Identify and monitor policy that impacts mental health and psychiatric-mental health nursing at the local and national level.

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 Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC - Chair Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS - Associate Chair Addictions Council for APNA Members*   Administrative Council Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN - Chair Administrative Council for APNA Members*   APRN Council Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP - Chair Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC - Co-Chair APRN Council for APNA Members*   Child & Adolescent Council Julie A.

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.

 May 2017 Dear Colleagues, The polls are now closed. Thank you for casting your vote! For instructions on voting online, see the Steps to Vote. All ballots must be postmarked or electronically filed no later than July 18, 2017 to be considered valid.

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.




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