2018 Secretary's Report
APNA 2018 Annual Activity Report
The APNA Secretary is responsible for corporate records and taking meeting minutes during official meetings of the APNA Board of Directors. During the past year, the Board of Directors conducted face-to-face meetings on October 17, 2017, February 23, 2018, and June 6-7, 2018. Conference calls were held on November 14, 2017, December 12, 2017, January 9, 2018, February 13, 2018, March 13, 2018, April 10, 2018, May 8, 2018, July 10, 2018, August 14, 2018, September 11, 2018, and October 9, 2018
Membership has increased since the last activity report. Based on dues revenue collected from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, there has been an increase of 7.6 % over the same period last year. Current membership as of September 30, 2018 is 12,368. New members from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 are 3230, and is an increase over the same period a year ago of 10.5% .
The website continues to help APNA serve as your resource for psychiatric-mental health nursing. Visits to the site are up 7.16%. APNA also continues to issue press releases and make use of a broad range of social media platforms to disseminate information and engage with the public.
Since its launch in 2011, your resource for online continuing nursing education, the APNA eLearning Center, has seen more than 140,000 orders. More than 330 sessions are available to access online, altogether offering 351 contact hours. ‘Free CE of the Month’ provides members with access to four free CE podcasts each month.
Our online community site Member Bridge continues to grow in scope and utility for the members. Users visiting the site are up 26.71%. More than 6,000 discussion posts have been written in more than 250 communities since October of 2017.
Below are a few graphs which show you the current makeup of the APNA membership. (Note that these numbers reflect only members who have filled out their membership profiles.)
For more detailed statistics on the above, please see the full reports in the Appendix.
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
American Psychiatric Nurses Association