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Sherry Davis, RN-PMH 2010 Award for Excellence in Practice ~ RN-PMH Sherry Davis, RN-PMH has been a psychiatric nurse for 23 years. Whether she’s coordinating a nonprofit integrated outpatient mental health clinic or working with a mobile crisis team, her practice reflects her commitment to excellence. She currently serves as coordinator of the Integrated Services Team at the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Knoxville Tennessee, tenaciously advocating for her patients while also interacting, collaborating, and managing a large and diverse staff.

Dawn Vanderhoef, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC 2010 Award for Innovation ~ Individual A new idea usually starts with a problem. For Dawn Vanderhoef, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, the problem was communication. An Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University, she especially focused on improving communication in an educational environment.

The Safety Checks survey was sent out to the membership by the Institute for Safe Environments in September of 2010.  Over 300 members filled out the survey.  Click on each question to view a summary of the responses.



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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Free CE through December 21
A limited time podcast on nursing leadership is available through December 21. |  View

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

2016 APNA Activity Report Available Now
This report speaks to key APNA activities from the past year. |  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

New Resources on Violence Prevention
New toolkit and position paper to support psychiatric-mental health nurses in their violence prevention efforts. |  View

Annual Conference Sessions Now Available Online
Podcast recordings of 63 sessions presented at the APNA 29th Annual Conference are now available online for CE. |  View

APNA Joins White House Effort to Address Opioid Misuse and Overdose Epidemic in Communities across Nation
The effort seeks to train health care providers, improve access to treatment, and raise awareness of the risks of prescription drug misuse.  |  View