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
  • 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

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Are you interested in lending your voice to AAPPN’s advocacy efforts? Join the AAPPN Advocacy Listserv. You will be notified of advocacy and/or legislative issues and have an opportunity to share your opinions. If you are interested, please email Kirk Roberts at

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