APNA 25th Annual Conference Report

Psychiatric Nursing: Quality and Safety through Connection, Engagement and Partnership
Disneyland® Hotel at the Disneyland® Resort, Anaheim, California
October 19-22, 2011

  • Pre-registration: 1139 (10/5/11)
  • Contact hours available: Earn up to 28 contact hours onsite
  • ANCC Certification Review Courses
    • 14 contact hours offered
    • PMH NP and PMH RN courses offered


  • Special Opening Program - 25th Anniversary Commemorative Address: Grayce Sills, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Keynotes:
    • Carole Farley-Tombs, MS, RN, NEA-BC ( President’s Address)
    • Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN - U of CO; Caring Science Institute
    • Pam Hyde, JD - SAMHSA
    • Catherine Dower, JD - UCSF Center for Health Professions
  • 100 presentations from 330 completed abstracts
    • 20 Pre-conference sessions (8 hours psychopharmacology offered)
    • 70 Concurrent sessions plus 2 pilot panels (3 topics per panel)
    • 10 Interactive Panels
  • 161 Posters (will be posted online following the conference)
  • Sessions recorded for podcasts: 70 contact hours (estimate based on 75 live hours recorded)
  • Janssen Scholars (15 grad; 15 undergrad chosen from 215 applicants)
  • New this year
    • More pre-conferences and psychopharmacology sessions
    • Conference Connect on Member Bridge – chat with attendees; roommate finder
    • Text message notifications & updates
    • Podcasts recorded from live sessions – available through APNA eLearning Center
    • Podcasts included in conference registration
    • 25th Anniversary APNA Commemorative T-shirts
  • Foundation fundraising event – food and networking following opening celebration
  • Friday night event: California Dreamin’ – food and live entertainment
  • Local Arrangements Committee: J. Loucks (Chair); J. Browar; K. Johnson; S. Wilbur; J. Blilie; J. Swytak; B. Hatch; M. Nadler-Moodie; S. Scipione
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.