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Policy Statement: APNA Position Paper (White Paper) Process and Guidelines Position papers state positions officially endorsed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) as authorized by the Board of Directors and are intended to advance the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. Position papers discuss issues in the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing of vital interest to the public and to the membership at large. A position paper will discuss not only the majority opinion about its subject but also a range of accepted (mainstream) minority opinions.
Get involved & Connect APNA's most valuable asset is You Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for psychiatric-mental health nursing: Committees & Councils APNA members play a key role in the organization's direction and policies through their involvement in its councils, committees, and task forces. Board of Directors Councils Committees & Task Forces How to Join a Committee Committees on Member Bridge Chapters You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.
Response to the Arrest and Treatment of Alex Wubbels September 2017 letter of support to the American Nurses Association and the Utah Nurses Association for their position on the manner in which a nurse was treated while fulfilling the duties of her position. Comments on the National Patient Safety Goal Related to Suicide Field Review for Hospitals May 2017 letter to the Joint Commission Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation in support of proposed revisions to the National Patient Safety Goal Related to Suicide for hospitals. Response to VA Rule Regarding APRN Practice Authority January 2017 letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs on the recent rule regarding APRN practice authority and encouraging further action.
APNA Strategic Direction The APNA Strategic Direction guides the Board of Directors in governance of the association. It focuses their strategic decision-making and ongoing operational work. It is a working document, informed by feedback from councils, chapters, and the membership, that undergoes revision and renewal every three years to ensure its relevance.
Each year APNA provides its members with a report on the status and happenings of the association, which is distributed in hard copy at the Annual Conference. This document contains financial reports, Chapter activity, Council and Task Force activity, and more. Click on one of the links below to view the Annual Activity Report from that year.
BYLAWS OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION (Adopted September 2006, Amended January 2018) ARTICLE I: NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION The name of the Association shall be the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (hereinafter “APNA” or “Association”). 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”).
About the American Psychiatric Nurses Association: An Introduction The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Vision APNA is guided by a strategic direction formulated by the Board of Directors and informed by the membership.
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Through APNA, our more than 11,000 members are connected with a dynamic community of psychiatric mental health nurses, exceptional resources and programs, and opportunities to advance the PMH nursing profession. Continuing Education & Professional Growth Enhance your PMH nursing knowledge with APNA’s more than 230 online continuing education sessions, ebooks, and more (> 250 contact hours!) - APNA members get 4 free options each month, plus you can use your member bonus points to access the content of your choice in the APNA eLearning Center at little to no cost. Learn the latest best practices in psychiatric mental health nursing or share your expertise as a presenter at the Annual Conference.
Membership in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Did you know that the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is one of the largest psychiatric-mental health nursing membership organization? APNA represents more than 12,000 psychiatric-mental health nurses at all levels of education who work in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, research, education, administration, clinical, private practice, military, and forensic. APNA also has membership for full-time students and retired registered nurses. Together, we advance the concept that whole health begins with mental health.
APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice Messages from the President Gail Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC September 2018 July 2018 May 2018 March 2018 January 2018 November 2017 September 2017 July 2017 May 2017 March 2017 January 2017 November 2016 September 2016 July 2016 May 2016 March 2016 January 2016 Older APNA News President's Messages 2014 November 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 2013 December 2013 October 2013 August 2013 June 2013 April 2013 February 2013 2012 July 2012 December 2012 September 2012 May 2012 March 2012 January 2012 2011 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 May 2011 March 2011 January 2011 2010 November 2010 July 2010 May 2010 2009 December 2009 September 2009 July 2009
American Psychiatric Nurses Association 3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 625 Falls Church, Virginia 22042 email@example.com Toll Free: 855-863-APNA (2762) Phone: 571-533-1919 Fax: 855-883-APNA (2762) Our National Office Staff is here to answer any of your questions: Nicholas Croce, Jr., MS Executive Director Patricia L.
Become an APNA member and get involved today! Upon joining, members are automatically assigned to a chapter based on the member's state of residence. Members can log in to Member Bridge to connect with your local community. If you are not familiar with this members-only community site, click here for an introduction.
The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.
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