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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 List of Council Members 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.

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 List of Council Members The Research Council supports 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 Direction, Goal I: To develop and disseminate knowledge to advance evidence-based psychiatric mental health practice.

Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC           2015-2016 Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN           2014-2015 Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC           2013-2014 Bethany J. Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS           2012-2013 Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC           2011-2012 Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA-BC           2010-2011 Mary D.

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 Co-Chairs Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC Suzie Marriott, MS, BSN, RN Administrative Council for APNA Members*   Child & Adolescent Council Co-Chairs Kathleen C.

The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.

Mission Statement The mission of the APNA Practice Council is to unify the voices of and advocate for Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses regarding issues related to practice, education, administration, and research. The APNA Practice Council has two branches, one focusing on RN practice and one focusing on RN practice.   PRACTICE Council members recognize current issues facing PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNS and will continue to: Monitor and advocate for the care of the mentally ill in any setting, meeting the acuity of the patient with expertise of the care delivered.

Chair Julie A. Carbray PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APN Committee Kim G. Cox, PhD, RN CDR Joseph M.

2017 Elections Results     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.




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Apply Now for the APNA Research Grant
New psychiatric-mental health nurse researchers are encouraged to apply for $1,000-$10,000 grants. |  View

APNA 32nd Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
Nurses from all areas of psychiatric-mental health are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the APNA Annual Conference.  |  View

Free CE of the Month: February 2018
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through February 28th.  |  View

Register Now for APNA CPI West
Registration is now open for APNA CPI West in San Diego March 17-18.  |  View

Share your Superhero Story
Tell APNA about your experiences as a psychiatric-mental health nurse to be highlighted in newsletters, social media, posts, and the website.  |  View

Incident in Utah: Honoring Nurse Wubbels and Taking Action
APNA stands in support of Nurse Wubbels, the American Nurses Association, and the Utah Nurses Association.  |  View

Violence Prevention & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Support violence prevention efforts with the free Violence Prevention Toolkit. |  View

New APNA Career Center Launched
The recently upgraded career center features tools to tailor the job seeking experience. |  View

Just Upgraded: APNA eLearning Center
It is now even easier to use the APNA eLearning Center to find, download, and track the continuing education nurses need.  |  View

APNA Elections Results
The newest members of the APNA Board of Directors and the 2018 Nominating Committee have been selected.  |  View

Introducing the 2017 Class of APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars
30 exceptional nursing undergraduate/prelicensure and graduate students have been awarded the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarships.  |  View

Announcing the 2017 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Nine psychiatric-mental health nurses have been named the recipients of this year's APNA Annual Awards in recognition of their achievements.  |  View

PCSS-MAT Waiver Training Available Now
Free PCSS-MAT waiver training is now available for nurses and physician assistants.  |  View

Take Action: #StandforMentalHealth
Share the APNA position paper on proactive health care policies to ease the burden of mental illness and substance use disorders.  |  View

Tobacco Dependence Resources
Updated expert-vetted online resources from the Tobacco Dependence Branch of the APNA Addictions Council.  |  View

New Education to Address Opioid Use Crisis
The no cost educational sessions were designed to support nurses in all fields as they address the opioid use epidemic. |  View