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.

2019 SPRING CONFERENCE. Register today for our March 30, 2019 event. 6.25 CEs.

HONOR YOUR COLLEAGUES. Join us after the Spring Conference at the Member Reception to honor our 2019 AAPPN Award recipients.

BOARD ELECTIONS. Look for information in your inbox on voting for the 2019 AAPPN elections.

JOIN US. Become an AAPPN member today and enjoy all the benefits that your professional association has to offer!



  • 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



  • Lobbyist representing our profession in Olympia
  • Legislative alerts for members to make their voice heard
  • Collaboration with state leaders and partner organizations

Join Now or Renew Now if you are already an AAPPN member!


AAPPN 2019 Lobby Day was a productive day, filled with heartfelt interest in what we as advanced psychiatric nurses are doing in our communities. Learn More.

Track the 2019 legislative session. Read the latest update from the Legislative Committee.


The Lois Price Spratlen Foundation provides scholarships and community grants to psychiatric ARNPs who demonstrate the character, energy, and courage exemplified by Lois Price Spratlen, founding member of AAPPN. Learn more about the Foundation.

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