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Asked & Answered: APNA Member Survey

March 2023

APNA asked and you responded! Every 3 years, the APNA Board of Directors asks members to share their thoughts on the organization with a 3-question survey. The answers help the board assess and update the APNA Strategic Direction, which guides the board in its governance of the organization. The most recent APNA Strategic Direction Member Survey was open December 2022 to February 1, 2023.

Your responses were ranked and sorted into multiple categories. Here’s a summary of the results:

APNA Strategic Direction Member Survey Results:

Members also had a range of comments to share with the board, with themes ranging from specific educational requests to broad thoughts on the future of the profession and APNA. Here are a few examples of those that spoke to the profession as a whole:
  • “The number one thing I’m hearing from frontline nurses is that the ‘old ways’ no longer work. The pandemic has forever changed our profession. We must acknowledge this.”
  • “We are at a critical juncture on time with an opportunity to describe, implement and evaluate new models for care and care delivery. APNA can help lead the way.”

“Now, more than ever, APNA is key to well-being in health care. As nurses and advanced practice nurses, we offer the expertise in the practice, educational needs, advocacy, and future-think for PMH care.”

  • “I appreciate the educational content and the community of likeminded, supportive nurses that choose to work holistically alongside our individuals.”
  • “Look far ahead and be mindful of our past, but do not be limited by it. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do.
> How does APNA support your needs?
The 2022 APNA Annual Activity Report provides a comprehensive look.

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About APNA: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric-mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric-mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of evidence. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.