AAPPN is Washington state’s professional home for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
With more than 250 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
Our work is often done in isolation these days. Volunteering with AAPPN can be an avenue of connection.
Your professional association advocates for you all year long!
Meet Elizabeth Bielstein, 2020 Preceptor of the Year
Many thanks to the AAPPN members who shared information and resources regarding the impacts of the COVID-10 pandemic on mental health, our profession, and our practices. We’ve put together a curated list of these resources to assist you navigate through these difficult times.
Consider how volunteering with AAPPN can both assist your professional association and enrich your own professional growth.
A message from the AAPPN Board of Directors and executive management team.
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.