Why Attend the Virtual APNA Annual Conference?

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Each year the APNA Annual Conference offers hundreds of PMH nurse-approved sessions and crucial dialogue to advance your practice. This fall the conference will deliver the same, but in a new environment. While safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic prevent us from gathering in person, rest assured that the APNA Annual Conference will provide you with an engaging and rewarding experience.

In June, APNA offered its first national virtual conference. 98% of attendees said that they were satisfied with their virtual conference experience:

"The conference was informative, well presented, had easy to follow directions for navigating through the whole program. The virtual program this year was a big advantage for continuing education, given all the restrictions we are currently living with... As a participant has opened my eyes further to what is possible in the virtual world."

PMH Nurse Approved


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You'll leave the conference feeling:

"Inspired to be a part of the bigger picture in psychiatric-mental health nursing."

"Reminded of why I got into this field and the power of establishing a therapeutic relationship."

"Refreshed and rejuvenated from meeting all these people who are so passionate about improving our field."

Choose from hundreds of PMH nurse approved sessions that speak to the current health care landscape:

Advanced Practice
Child & Adolescent
Complementary & Alternative Therapies
Emergency Departments
Graduate Education
Group Therapy

Integrated Care
Nursing Professional Development
Older Adults

Special Populations
Substance Use
Undergraduate Education
Women’s Health
Workplace Violence


Choose How You Earn Your Contact Hours:

Earn Contact Hours During the Conference...

Earn 20+ contact hours with sessions you attend during the conference.
Complete your evaluations and generate your Certificate online any time before November 13, 2020.

...And/Or On-Demand Afterward

Access online session recordings 1-2 months after the conference.
Earn 90+ additional contact hours - included in your conference registration!
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Come Together with Fellow PMH Nurses
The virtual conference will offer a variety of ways to interact with your colleagues.

"Being a new nurse working in community, I often feel isolated and disconnected from others so this conference was instrumental in reaffirming my decision to join this field as I was able to network and learn from wonderful individuals."

"The most valuable part of attending this year's Annual Conference programming was being able to see a lot of intelligent, passionate individuals present...the connections I made at the conference, I believe, will be lifelong ones."

"This was my first annual conference so all of it felt valuable! The valuable part was the innovative techniques being given and the inspiration to be an agent of change. I feel ready to make a difference!"

Featured Speakers

President's Address: Tari (Sattaria) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health

Psychiatric-mental health nursing is rooted in the idea of a partnership between nurse and patient. Through this approach, psychiatric-mental health nurses make unique contributions to individuals, communities, health care systems and the nursing profession as a whole. To fully engage in this partnership and impact whole health at all levels, we need to ensure that we are at our best. This presentation will examine the importance of caring for our own mental health and provide actionable strategies to foster well-being for ourselves so that we can provide the best possible care to those we serve.

Keynote Presentation: Kelley Johnson, MSN, FNP
Why We Chose Nursing and How Nursing Continues to Choose Us

In 2015, Kelley Johnson, MSN, FNP, sparked the #NursesUnite campaign after her Nursing monologue performance at the Miss America competition that year was made fun of by co-hosts of the television show The View. Nursing was ignited with passion over the controversy and stethoscopes were shown across America. Every story has two sides, and you are not going to want to miss hers.

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