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APNA Award For Excellence In Education


The APNA Award for Excellence in Education recognizes an APNA member who has fostered the professional growth of psychiatric-mental health nurses through imparting knowledge, skill and critical analysis to the field. The individual must have been a member of APNA for at least two years.


  • Provides education to nurses in current role, through student instruction and/or staff development.
  • Uses innovative approaches to disseminate new PMH nursing knowledge.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines to broadly disseminate knowledge.
  • Demonstrates positive mentoring to peers, new nurses, and/or students.

View past APNA Awards recipients here.