Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Advancing your practice, your career, and our community.

AAPPN is Washington state’s professional home for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.

With more than 200 clinical and student members—from Bellingham to Richland, from Vancouver to Spokane—AAPPN is the only organization specifically dedicated to the profession in our state.

JOIN US. Become an AAPPN member today and enjoy all that your professional association has to offer!


  • Chapter meetings throughout the state for learning and networking
  • Listserv to share resources, referrals, and opportunities
  • Peer Phone Discussion Group to talk with colleagues about issues in your practice
  • Facebook Group to connect and share with your peers
  • Member directory to stay in touch with your colleagues


  • Conferences and workshops featuring local and national speakers specifically geared toward the needs of psychiatric ARNPs
  • Reduced-rate and free CEs for members
  • Resources for educational opportunities throughout our community


  • Public referral directory
  • Job announcements exclusively for AAPPN members
  • Career- and business-building resources
  • Low Student membership rates and a one-year Student membership after graduation
  • Collaboration with the Lois Price Spratlen Foundation, which provides scholarships for psychiatric nursing students.


  • Lobbyist representing our profession in Olympia
  • Legislative alerts for members to make their voice heard
  • Collaboration with state leaders and partner organizations

Join Now or Renew Now if you are already an AAPPN member!


The 2018 Legislative Session closed on March 8. Learn about how AAPPN is advocating for our profession and patients.


The Lois Price Spratlen Foundation provides scholarships to psychiatric ARNPs who demonstrate the character, energy, and courage exemplified by Lois Price Spratlen, founding member of AAPPN.

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