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APNA Award for Excellence in Practice - RN


The APNA Award for Excellence in Practice – RN-PMH recognizes an APNA RN-PMH who provides or promotes exemplary psychiatric-mental health nursing practice to patients, families and populations. The individual must have been a member of APNA for at least two years.


  • An APNA RN-PMH who demonstrates effective, collaborative nursing practice toward the achievement of optimal clinical outcomes for patients, families and populations.
  • Shows evidence of promoting the psychiatric-mental health nursing specialty through patient and public advocacy.
  • Shows evidence of mentorship and supervision of other nurses.
  • Shows evidence of continuously improving his/her skills and knowledge base through a variety of self-enhancement activities.

View past APNA Awards recipients here.