Membership in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Did you know that the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is one of the largest psychiatric-mental health nursing membership organization? APNA represents more than 12,000 psychiatric-mental health nurses at all levels of education who work in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, research, education, administration, clinical, private practice, military, and forensic. APNA also has membership for full-time students and retired registered nurses. Together, we advance the concept that whole health begins with mental health.
Participate in your profession’s development: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides a forum for the exchange of information among psychiatric-mental health nursing colleagues, whose expertise covers all facets of the profession. APNA Membership leads to a personal enrichment that ultimately benefits patients with mental illness or substance use disorders. Learn More
|"The community and support offered to me straight out of school has been a great "security blanket" as a new PMHNP. I know there are nurses with a deep knowledge base in a wide variety of employment settings willing to answer my questions."||"I really value my membership in APNA. It is the only organization that really 'gets' what I do. (I am an APN psychotherapist and also teach mental health nursing.)"||"We are passionate about our role as psychiatric nurses, and advocating for the patient will be our greatest accomplishment. Often they have no voice...we are their voice."|
|"How deeply I value and appreciate this fine organization! It is the best professional organization I have enjoyed in over 30 years as a nurse. Thank you!"||"I think we just get better each day, each year and the sky's the limit. Keep up the great work - leading us into a very bright future - making a difference every day in the lives of psychiatric nurses and those for whom they care."||"I very much value Member Bridge. It has been a great resource for asking questions & seeing responses from others. It has been helpful in my past & current practice roles."|
|"I am new to this area and I am impressed with the resources, information, and help that this organization provides. Keep up the good work."||"I am proud to have been offered a job in psychiatric nursing and I knew after my psychiatric nursing clinical that this was what I wanted to do. I commend APNA for its advancement of psychiatric nursing practice and for raising awareness of the significance of psychiatric nursing."||"I love what I get from APNA, the website, the collaboration, the updated information. Just know that I'm thrilled to be a member and I look forward to the day I can be more involved!"|
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