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APNA 38th Annual Conference

Bringing Connection to Life for Ourselves, Those We Serve, & Each Other

October 9-12, 2024
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky

 Registration for the APNA 38th Annual Conference is open now! 

REGISTER TODAY!


Start planning your Annual Conference!

Four days of content: Discover the Schedule and Program 

Find the Registration Rates for individuals and groups.

You can earn! Contact Hours

Hotel and Travel options to a winning destination: Louisville, Kentucky

Conference Highlights, including Keynote, speakers, and your can’t miss events!

APNA is dedicated to providing a safe and inviting conference experience for all.


Bestselling Author Johann Hari is the APNA 38th Annual Conference Keynote.

Through his presentation, The Extraordinary Power of Connection, Hari will share what he discovered about the power of connection through his experience with depression and anxiety.


APNA Annual Conference Announcements

  • Join the APNA 38th Annual Conference Discussions Community on Member Bridge! Find a conference buddy or plan a meetup with fellow attendees in Louisville.
  • 2023 Conference Attendees:
    • Session recordings are available for viewing and evaluating in the APNA eLearning Center! Check that inform@apna.org is on your safe senders list to ensure you received an email on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, containing your unique discount code.
      Access Your Session Recordings!
    • You can access your sessions at no cost, using your unique code until November 30, 2024.

The Premiere Event for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Set a schedule that best suits your needs and preferences: Attend sessions live or via virtual livestream, as well as access them on-demand 2-3 months post-conference.
  • Explore on-demand sessions and materials in the APNA eLearning Center for up to a year.
  • Earn up to 115+ contact hours for certification or licensure renewal while getting crucial updates from trusted colleagues.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing, but all professionals passionate about providing care to the psychiatric-mental health population are welcome! APNA members receive exclusive savings on their registrations.

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“This was my first APNA conference and I was blown away with the broad range of knowledge and expertise. I really enjoyed all the sessions I attended. I particularly liked the networking that I did with colleagues from all over the country.”

– 2022 Conference Attendee

Open Your Mind, Get Refreshed, Advance Care

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“The collective knowledge in this group of presenters and participants is astounding. ”

– 2023 Attendee

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“…a safe place to discuss sensitive and challenging issues facing our profession and ourselves as individuals.”

– 2023 Attendee

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“I found all aspects of the conference valuable as a student. Educational, empowering and inspiring.

 – 2023 Attendee

“Year after year, the APNA conference offers a terrific opportunity to learn, share and connect with colleagues. I embrace the conference and the time to reflect, renew, and reinvigorate my practice.”

– Frannie Pingitore, PhD, PMHCNS-BC