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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

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2023 APNA Oregon Chapter Scholarship who attended the APNA Annual Conference in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, October 4-7!

Habtamu Egata, RN
Egata is an assistant professor of clinical nursing and a certified PMH nurse at the College of Southern Nevada, and has worked on the nurse faculty for more than 4 years. Egata has taught at Oregon Health & Science University and was an adjunct faculty at Roseman University of Health Sciences for 3 years. Habtamu received his Doctor of Nursing in 2020 from Touro University Nevada.

James Gray, BSN, RN
Gray is a certified PMH nurse passionate about serving individuals facing complex mental health challenges. Currently, he brings his expertise to the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, caring for and supporting patients with severe and persistent mental illness. As he completes his final year of study in pursuit of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Gray is working to his goal of becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Prior to inpatient nursing, Gray gained experience in his career by working closely with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities often accompanied by co-occurring mental illness. This specialized experience allowed him to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by this population, and he looks forward to continuing his work with them post-licensure.