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APNA Kentucky Chapter

Membership

Any APNA member who resides in Kentucky is automatically a member of the Kentucky 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!

Chapter Goals

The Kentucky Chapter received its charter on November 3, 2005 at the annual meeting of APNA in Nashville, TN. There were 30 Kentucky members in attendance. The Kentucky Chapter represents APNA members throughout the state. From the time the chapter development was initiated until the charter was received, Kentucky Chapter members grew from 33 to 66. All regions of the state are represented. All levels of practice and all practice areas are involved.

  • To unify and strengthen psychiatric nursing in KY
  • To promote safe, effective and accessible mental health care in KY.
  • Promote psychiatric nursing to students, other nurses and health professionals and the public.

Legislative Updates

For current legislative news in our state, you may find the below web sites useful.

Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives has updates on legislative efforts affecting Advanced Practice Nursing at: www.kcnpnm.org

Kentucky Nurses Association has information on finding your legislator at: www.kentucky-nurses.org

Kentucky Mental Health Coalition has information on current state legislation pertaining to mental health: www.advocayaction.net

Governance Policies

Kentucky Chapter Governance Policies

Officers

PRESIDENT
Amanda Lykins, DNP, RN-BC

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Meaghen Hart-Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Rebecca Reichert, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

SECRETARY
Jenni Smith, RN

TREASURER
Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Kevin Scalf, PMHNP
Nicole Chapman
Jose Cruz, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Brenda Matlock, RN, BSN
Brittany Yates, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC