APNA Research Council

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The Research Council supports APNA collaboration, development, and dissemination of psychiatric nursing research and to advance evidence-based practice as a core competency of professional psychiatric nurses. 

The Research Council’s Strategic Plan is consistent with the APNA Strategic Direction, Goal I: To develop and disseminate knowledge to advance evidence-based psychiatric mental health practice.


Research Council Objectives

  • Promote research focused on issues of relevance to psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Assist members in developing skills needed to successfully move a research agenda forward and apply for and receive funding
  • Encourage exchange among nurse scientists studying psychiatric mental health issues, psychiatric nurse clinicians and psychiatric nursing educators
  • Support the dissemination of research focused on psychiatric mental health issues
  • Assist members to conduct, understand and apply scientific evidence to practice


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