Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN-PMH

The APNA Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN-PMH recognizes an APNA APRN-PMH member who has made significant contributions to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. The individual must have been a member of APNA for at least two years.



  1. Demonstrates excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing. This individual serves as a clinical role model for other nurses by making tangible contributions to the enhancement of nursing practice and client outcomes.
  2. Shows evidence of making significant enhancements, refinements or unique contributions to the delivery of psychiatric-mental health nursing care.
  3. Demonstrates excellence in working with individuals/families/communities.
  4. Shows evidence of being an influential role model to other psychiatric-mental health nurses in the delivery of quality nursing care.
  5. Shows evidence of having disseminated innovative clinical knowledge to families, communities, organizations and/or professional colleagues.

Past Award Recipients:  2019 - Francine Pingitore  |  2018 - Jess Calohan  | 2017 - Julie Worley  |  2016 - Mindy Cohen  |  2015 - Mary Conklen  |  2014 - Ellen Blair  |  2013 - Joanne Matthew  2012 - Pamela Marcus  |  2011 - Patricia Cunningham  |  More

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