APNA Annual Conference Keynotes & Special Events
APNA President's Address
Miracle Moments: How Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Save Lives
Thursday, October 25 | 9:00am - 10:00am
Dr. Beeber received her BSN from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, her MA from New York University Division of Nursing Education (Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist), and her PhD from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing.
Hard Lessons: A Father, A Son, and A Serious Mental Illness
Friday, October 26 | 9:00am - 10:00am
Mix & Mingle Reception
Let's Get Wild! Safari Soiree
Thursday, October 25 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Party animals of all spots and stripes are invited to go wild for PMH nursing at this evening soiree for conference attendees. Join your fellow queens and kings of the jungle at the conference watering hole for an evening of live music, games, refreshments and some surprise guests who will give a whole new meaning to the word ‘wild’.
Presentation Benefiting the APNA Foundation
Celebration of the Life and Leadership of the “Amazing” Grayce M. Sills
Saturday, October 26 | 9:00am-10:00am
Grayce Sills, PhD, RN died on April 3, 2016 after a long and celebrated life in psychiatric-mental health nursing. This included co-founding the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. This session will honor her legacy of leadership and mentorship and raise funds for the advancement of the science of psychiatric-mental health nursing through the APNA Foundation’s support of research.
Presenters: Pat D’ Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN; Madeline Naegle, PhD, APRN, FAAN; Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN