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APNA 37th Annual Conference

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Novel IDEAS Moving Whole Health Forward
Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access. de-Stigmatization.

October 4-7, 2023
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

APNA President Zim OkoliAPNA President’s Message: APNA Core Values: I.D.E.A.S. Matter
The work to promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and (de)Stigmatization (I.D.E.A.S.), as laid out in this year’s APNA Annual Conference theme (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses: Novel IDEAS Moving Whole Health Forward) is an important focus for APNA. This is because I.D.E.A.S. are integral to who we are and what we do as psychiatric-mental health nurses in caring and advocating for the culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities affected by mental health challenges.
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  • The call for abstracts is now closed and abstracts are under review. Notifications of acceptance status will be sent mid-April. Add to your safe senders list to ensure you receive information about your abstract and the conference.
  • Registration will open in late May. See the Preliminary 2023 Registration Rates
  • You will be able to book your hotel and purchase discounted Walt Disney World park tickets and make park reservations after completing your registration.
  • APNA Discounted Guest Room Rate: $229/night for single/double occupancy, plus taxes and fees (currently 12.5%). Additional occupants are $15/person/night for guests 18+ years of age.
  • Safety Statement: APNA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Learn More

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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“The APNA Annual Conference is meaningful and made me updated nationally, inspired to expand my knowledge and skills, and encouraged to do more for the patient and community as a whole.”

– Conference 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