AAPPN is Washington state’s professional home for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
With more than 300 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.
Our 2021 Annual Conference is October 9 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pacific, via Zoom.
All conference registrants will have access to the conference recordings.
Sessions will offer new research outcomes and evidence-based tools to support your practice. Topics include:
- Targeting the endocrine system for anxiety and mood disorders
- Strategies to enhance charting
- Suicide and self-harm prevention
- ADHD throughout the lifetime
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
We look forward to recognizing our award recipients at the AAPPN Annual Conference in October!
Meet Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, DNP, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
The East King County Chapter meets on September 15.
Do you work in a rural area? Join the AAPPN Rural Practice Group meeting on Tuesday, October 5.
Interested in a pediatric group that spans ages from 2 to 32? Join the CAYA Specialty Group. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
The Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2022 Board of Directors.
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.