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Membership in APNA

A Community of Support and Dedication for PMH Nurses

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a membership organization dedicated to psychiatric-mental health RNs and APRNs who work in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, research, education, administration, private practice, military, and more. In APNA, psychiatric-mental health nurses find their home for the education, resources, and support they need to provide crucial mental health care. Join your professional community to learn from the best in the field and connect with those who understand you.

“I would like to encourage more nurses to join APNA – I think it would boost their knowledge, morale, and benefit patients.”


Education, Resources, Connection

Keep up with a rapidly evolving field, better serve those in your care, and advance your career. As an APNA member, you enjoy exclusive access to the psychiatric-mental health nursing expertise, updates, and resources you need to support your work.

  • Earn contact hours with content created for psychiatric-mental health nurses
  • Connect with an expansive and welcoming online community
  • Enrich your practice with resources vetted by your colleagues
  • Save on conferences, publications, certification, and more


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Camaraderie, Community, Collegiality

Experts. Peers. Friends. Connect with people who are in-touch with the work you do every day, and who can help you learn, grow, and provide the best possible care to those you serve.

  • Online discussion communities to engage with PMH nurses around the country
  • Collegial councils and committees to collaborate with subject matter experts around topics important to the profession
  • Regional chapters to build your local network of colleagues and address state-specific needs.


Connect with your peers

Savings on Education and Resources

APNA membership means discounts on the tools, resources, and expertise you need to thrive as a psychiatric-mental health nurse. This includes:

  • Free continuing education every month
  • Special member prices for APNA Annual Conference and APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute registration
  • Access to the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Savings on certification, exams, and review materials
  • Access to the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice eBook


Learn how APNA membership can help you save


Membership Type and Dues

It’s easy to join APNA! Find the membership type and method that works best for you.


Give us a call at 855-863-2762 to start the membership process.

Download the membership form and send it back via email, fax (855-883-2762), or mail:
PO Box 75365
Baltimore, MD 21275-5365

ANA Digital Membership. More Information. No Additional Cost.

Included with your APNA membership is a digital membership with the American Nurses Association. This means access to publications, emails, and additional information. Joining APNA connects you with nursing peers in every field.

Learn How To Access Your Digital Membership with ANA Today


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