Get involved & Connect

APNA's most valuable asset is You

Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for psychiatric-mental health nursing:

Committees & Councils

APNA members play a key role in the organization's direction and policies through their involvement in its councils, committees, and task forces.

Committees on Member Bridge



You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.  Find your local APNA Chapter and learn about what's happening with APNA in your region.

Chapters on Member Bridge


Online Community

Visit Member Bridge to answer questions or ask your own, provide input, and disseminate information in the All Purpose Discussion Forum; join a Council Advisory Panel; or enroll in APNA's mentor matching program!

APNA Annual Conference

  • Share your expertise! Submit an abstract proposal for consideration as a concurrent session or poster presentation at the APNA Annual Conference. The Call for Abstracts generally occurs each year in January with a deadline in late February/early March.
  • Volunteer! Respond to the call for volunteers and help us make the conference a success by keeping speakers on schedule, checking-in poster presenters, and more!

Members' Corner eNewsletter

Interview a member, review a book, share news about yourself, or write an article for the bi-monthly Members' Corner eNewsletter. Email Communications Manager Meaghan Trimyer for more information at

If you aren't sure what would be right for you, or if you have any questions, please contact the APNA National Office at 855-863-APNA (2762) or email us.

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