The deadline to vote has now passed. Thank you to those who voted!
Take a hand in shaping your profession’s future by voting in this year’s APNA elections! Your votes determine who will lead APNA and psychiatric-mental health nursing into the future on the APNA Board of Directors and who will set the slate of candidates for next year’s elections on the Nominating Committee.
Before you cast your ballot, visit the Online Election Guide. This guide includes information to inform your vote, such as candidate backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to APNA. Paper copies are available upon request by calling APNA at 855-863-2762.
Ballots must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than July 1, 2019 to be considered valid.
The 2019 Nominating Committee composed a balanced slate of candidates reflecting geography, gender, professional experience, and racial diversity, which was subsequently approved by the APNA Board of Directors. We are grateful to all of the outstanding candidates who participated in this process and applaud them for being willing to submit their names for consideration.
Thank you for your continued support of APNA and PMH nursing. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote for the new leaders of your association!
Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Chair, Nominating Committee
Excerpt from the BYLAWS OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
(Adopted September 2006)
ARTICLE II: PURPOSES
Section 1. (a) APNA provides leadership to promote psychiatric-mental health nurses, improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services; (b) to make charitable contributions and grants to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as the same may be amended or supplemented (hereinafter referred to as the “IRC”), as well as governmental units and other nonprofit organizations, that promote and further the purposes described in this Section 1 above; and (c) to exercise any other powers conferred upon Associations organized pursuant to the provisions of the Delaware General Association Law, as the same may be amended or supplemented (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).
Section 2. The Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3).
Section 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on: (i) by an Association exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3); or (ii) by an Association contributions to which are deductible under IRC Section 170(c)(2).
Section 4. No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
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