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
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.
The 2020 legislative session took several unexpected turns as a result of world events. Many thanks to the AAPPN Legislative Committee for navigating the twists and turns.
Danielle DeOliveira, 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award
What does the future hold? It would be foolish to presume to know, whether talking about society or our profession. One thing is certain. AAPPN will only be as resilient as our members. We’re already preparing for the possibilities.
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.