AAPPN is Washington state’s professional home for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
With more than 300 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.
AAPPN serves members and the professional community through:
- Advocacy: protecting your profession and advocating for mental health care
- Career Cultivation: providing resources and programs to enhance your practice
- Connection: bringing members together share resources, learn new skills, and build friendships
- Education: conducting CE programs designed specifically for psychiatric ARNPs
Leslie Hite is helping practitioners in rural areas work together instead of in the silo conditions many are accustomed to. She does this through work connections and by co-leading the AAPPN Rural Practice Group.
East King County Chapter members, connect with other psychiatric NPs and share your experiences, both clinically and personally. The next meeting is May 18, 2022.
Interested in a pediatric group that spans ages from 2 to 32? Join the next CAYA meeting on May 24, 2022.
Connect other psych NPs who practice in rural areas. There are no set geographical boundaries – if you consider your practice as rural, this group is for you. The next meeting is June 7, 2022.
AAPPN advocated for a number of bills signed into law this year. Our legislative efforts resulted in more opportunities for psychiatric ARNPs and stronger mental health protection for our citizens.
Make a difference with your professional association as a member of the AAPPN Board of Directors. We are seeking a Secretary for 2022-23.
Membership in AAPPN can provide a sense of belonging and avenues for connection with your peers.
It helps you build upon your clinical skills and grow your practice.
And it includes you in an active professional community working to protect your profession in Olympia.
Join us to advance your practice, enhance your career, and strengthen our community.