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APNA Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN


The APNA Award for Excellence in Practice – APRN-PMH recognizes an APNA APRN-PMH member who has made significant contributions to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. The individual must have been a member of APNA for at least two years.


  • Demonstrates excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing. This individual serves as a clinical role model for other nurses by making tangible contributions to the enhancement of nursing practice and client outcomes.
  • Shows evidence of making significant enhancements, refinements or unique contributions to the delivery of psychiatric-mental health nursing care.
  • Demonstrates excellence in working with individuals/families/communities.
  • Shows evidence of being an influential role model to other psychiatric-mental health nurses in the delivery of quality nursing care.
  • Shows evidence of having disseminated innovative clinical knowledge to families, communities, organizations and/or professional colleagues.

View past APNA Awards recipients here.