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
Kristine Highlander, AAPPN President-Elect, recently had the distinct privilege to catch up by phone with Graham Patrick, recipient of the AAPPN 2020 Nursing Excellence Award.
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.
AAPPN is happy to welcome Devon S. Connor-Green as our new lobbyist.
Meet Gregory Hudson, 2020 New Practitioner of the Year
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!
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.