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APNA Oregon Chapter

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Oregon Chapter of APNA is to unite, support and educate all levels of psychiatric nurses in rural and urban Oregon while promoting and advocating for excellence in mental health care and recovery.


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

We are starting to form a committee for the following:

  • Educational

If you would like to become a Regional Representative, please contact Chapter Support ( or more information.

Governance Policies

Oregon Chapter Governance Policies

Chapter Meetings

Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 6pm Pacific
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 6pm Pacific
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 6pm Pacific
Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 6pm Pacific
Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 6pm Pacific
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 6pm Pacific

Please reach out to for the Zoom link and information.


Patty Barfield, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Ontario, OR


Inga M. Giske, MSN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC
Portland, OR


Ruthy Lindvall, RN, BSN, PMH-BC
Keizer, OR


Ginny Elder, FNP, PMHNP, DNP

Robin Fox, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nicole Nevan, RN