APNA Practice Council

Mission Statement

The mission of the APNA Practice Council is to unify the voices of and advocate for Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses regarding issues related to practice, education, administration, and research. The APNA Practice Council has two branches, one focusing on RN practice and one focusing on APRN practice.

PRACTICE Council members recognize current issues facing PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNS and will continue to:

  • Monitor and advocate for the care of the mentally ill in any setting, meeting the acuity of the patient with expertise of the care delivered.
  • Monitor and advocate for PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs to remain active in care delivery and planning across the nation and beyond.
  • Monitor and advocate for education of future PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs to insure that the needs of the mentally ill patient will be met by those educated to do so.


Practice Council Members

Practice Resource Page




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