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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.


  • Demonstrates contributions to the education of nurses as, for example, a faculty member, administrator, educator, staff development coordinator, staff nurse, quality professional or clinical specialist.
  • Demonstrates innovative approaches in disseminating new knowledge in the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing.
  • Demonstrates collaboration with other disciplines in knowledge dissemination.
  • Demonstrates positive mentoring to peers and new nurses.

View past APNA Awards recipients here.