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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.


  • Practices as a PMH-RN.
  • Demonstrates effective PMH nursing practice that promotes/achieves/facilitates optimal outcomes for patients, families, and/or populations.
  • Promotes psychiatric-mental health nursing through advocacy for people served.
  • Mentors other nurses.
  • Continuously improves his/her skills and knowledge base through lifelong learning.

View past APNA Awards recipients here.