Preserving the Past of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

APNA  is working to organize the historical archives for APNA & PMHN. Through our Ensuring the Future while Preserving our Past campaign, this includes gathering the perspectives and memories of our psychiatric mental health nursing icons.

In Memoriam
Amazing Grace
A tribute to Grayce Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN.
October 2016
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Living the History of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Video Series
In the APNA Foundation's Living the History video series, see some of our psychiatric-mental health nursing icons share their perspectives and memories of the profession in their own words.
Shirley Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN
As interviewed by Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
August 2013
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Grayce Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN
As interviewed by Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
September 2012 (48:45)
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PMHN Beginnings - Building the Foundation Video Archive
Hildegard Peplau
As interviewed by Claire Mintzer Fagin
October 1993 (44:08)
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One-to-One Nurse-Patient Relationship
Archived video from 1964
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