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APNA Minnesota Chapter

Chapter Goals

The Minnesota Psychiatric Nurses Association was founded in 1993 and received its charter in 1995. The chapter values keeping the membership current in practice through offering educational sessions at meetings and regularly sponsoring statewide conferences. An important ongoing goal is to promote member participation at the state and national level. The chapter is committed to increasing student participation in chapter activities and stimulating interest among students in choosing psychiatric nursing as a career.


Any APNA member who resides in Minnesota is automatically a member of the Minnesota 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 with your updated contact information. We want to be sure our members receive the information they need to benefit fully from their chapter membership!


Minnesota APRN Coalition
Please visit to discover the activities of the Minnesota APRN Coalition.  This is a coalition of all categories of APRNs (NP, CNS, CRNA and Nurse Midwives) working toward legislation to remove barriers to our practice. We need your support and help.

Governance Policies

Minnesota Chapter Governance Policies

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of every month at 7pm Central.

All members may attend; however, only Chapter Board members can vote. Please contact for call access information.


Elena Geiger-Simpson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN, RN, PHN

Todd Dickson, DNP, APRN, CNP


Michele Anderson, DNP, APRN

Marsha Nelson, NP

Amanda Richardson, BSN, RN

Meilyn Santamaria, RN, MSN