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APNA 36th Annual Conference

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Activating Our Voices: Who We Are, What We Do, What We Need

October 19-22, 2022
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA

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Registration will open in June!

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Williams 

APNA is excited to welcome Dr. David Williams as the keynote for the APNA 36th Annual Conference!

Dr. Williams is the Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also a Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard. He is the author of more than 500 scientific papers. His research has addressed how race, stress, socioeconomic status, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. See and hear him in a TED talk!


Health & Safety

APNA is excited to host its first in-person Annual Conference in two years and looks forward to bringing psychiatric mental-health nurses together in sunny Long Beach to connect and learn. We are putting thorough plans in place for your safety in Long Beach and are committed to providing education in a safe format. We are working closely with our partners in Long Beach, California, including the hotels, the convention center and other vendors to ensure that federal, state and local guidelines and followed. APNA Safety Statement/Duty of Care

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 in Long Beach or watch them on-demand 2-3 months after the conference.
  • Access on-demand sessions and materials for up to a year.
  • Earn up to 90+ 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.”

– 2020 Virtual Conference Attendee

APNA 36th Annual Conference Registration Rates


Institutional Group rates coming soon. Registration will open in June!

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Full Conference
Includes session recordings. Wednesday Pre-Conference and Suicide Prevention Training are an additional fee (below).

Early Bird
Deadline 9/12
Deadline 10/10
$645 $895 $780
Student* $299
Retired* $299
Active Military (Armed Forces)** $299 $299 $434

Wednesday Add-On Options

Full day of sessions on 10/19
Suicide Prevention Training
Full day training on 10/19

One Day
Includes access to live and session recordings for the day(s) registered.

One Day $275 $500 $410

* Available to those with APNA Student and APNA Retired Memberships only.
** Available for members of the US Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard on active duty. Use code APNA2021Military. Must show proof of current active US military service at Registration Check-in.

“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