APNA Practice Council
Provide a forum for the expression of the voices of RNs and APRNs regarding issues related to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice and provide input as needed to other councils with regards to administration, education, and research.
APNA Practice Council members recognize current issues facing PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs and continue to:
- Monitor and advocate for the care of persons with mental health conditions 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 ensure that the needs of the persons with mental health conditions will be met by those educated to do so.