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APNA Florida Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter is to support the mission of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association through networking, continuing education and political awareness, while recognizing and encouraging the diversity of Chapter membership.

Membership

Any APNA member who resides in Florida is automatically a member of the Florida Chapter. If you are interested in joining or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

If you are not receiving information via e-mail from the chapter, please contact chaptersupport@apna.org with your updated contact information. We want to be sure our members receive the information they need to benefit fully from their chapter membership!

Letter from the APNA Florida Chapter President to Governor Scott

Regarding: House Bill 335

Psychiatric Nurses: Requires psychiatric nurses to hold national advanced practice certification as psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse; authorizes such nurses to approve release of individuals from receiving facility after involuntary examination under certain circumstances.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Excerpt: “As of today, there are only four Florida schools that offer a degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and there is a shortage of nursing professors able to teach in these programs. A workforce investigation should include an evaluation of Florida’s nursing schools ability to teach, train and develop psychiatric nurses. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Florida Chapter Board of Directors is recommending a psychiatric nursing workforce analysis to be performed by the Department of Children and Families in conjunction with the Florida Center for Nursing.”

Read the full letter

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Governance Policies

Florida Chapter Governance Policies

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Shannon Robinson
Orlando

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Helene Vossos
Pierson

SECRETARY
Paula Alexander-Delpech
Gainesville

TREASURER
Edmond Lee
Miami

MEDIA COORDINATOR
Pamela Williams
Plant City

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT
Michael Valenti
Oviedo

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jessica Gordon
Tampa

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Kim L. Hickman
St. Petersburg

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jacob Heislman
Jacksonville

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Susan Fallis
Sarasota

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Cathleen Kealey
Pompano Beach

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Giovanna De Oliveira
Miramar