2017 APNA President's Report

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present your 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Annual Activity Report. The APNA activities are guided by a strategic direction developed by the APNA Board of Directors (BOD). The APNA Strategic Direction can be found in appendix A. Appendix B contains a commentary on the status of our progress. The work in relation to the goals listed in the Strategic Direction is a dynamic process. Our progress report shows all activity toward completion of these goals with the actions since our 2016 report highlighted in green.

The BOD reviews the strategic direction at each of its three face-to-face board meetings to assess if the goals remain relevant or are in need of update. Monthly BOD conference calls are used to monitor progress.

I am happy to report that your association continues to enjoy sound membership growth and retention. Please see APNA Secretary Joyce Shea’s report for details on membership and more. APNA has also enjoyed a strong financial year - APNA Treasurer Donna Rolin’s report provides you with more information.

All of the wonderful progress that makes up this report would not be possible without you, the members who generously give your time and expertise to help this organization support and advance psychiatric-mental health nursing. Throughout this year I have come to appreciate the depth and power of the connections and collective knowledge within this community. The threads that knit us together as a compassionate community of like-minded nurses are strong and enduring. It has been my honor serve as your APNA President.

Respectfully submitted,

Kris McLoughlinKris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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