In 2021—for the first time—the AAPPN Board of Directors will have a Student Board Member.
The Student Board Member will have full voting rights on the AAPPN Board. The newly-elected Student Board Member will begin a one-year term in January 2021
This position is elected entirely by our Student Members.
If you are a current Student Member, please review the candidate statements below and cast your ballot at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAPPNStudentElection.
Please submit your ballot by 4 p.m. (Pacific) Wednesday, December 20. Thank you for voting!
If you are a Clinical, Emeritus, or Out-of-State Member, please vote in the Board of Directors election.
Laura Cain, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner that is currently obtaining a second Master’s Degree in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Gonzaga University with a graduation date of August 2021. Throughout my career I have experienced mental health care needs that cross all fields of medicine and see the need for more resources for a holistic mental health care approach that I believe is unique to the nursing profession.
I would like to be an AAPPN Student Board Member as I would like to be a voice for the student population. I believe in the support, advocacy, education, and connection that the AAPPN offers both providers and students alike. Although I am still very much learning the ins and outs of being a PMHNP, I feel that I still have knowledge and a passion for learning that could be of benefit to this association.
Steven Pline, MBA, BSN, RN
Thank you for engaging with AAPPN through this election process. I have been involved in AAPPN during the last two years by attending AAPPN annual conferences, chapter meetings, student events, and as a volunteer. I am in the final year of a PMHNP DNP program at the University of Washington. My population of interest for practice is with adolescents living with substance use and co-occurring disorders.
My objectives as a board member are to: (1) Contribute as a volunteer to help maintain and sustain this incredible organization; (2) Encourage student engagement utilizing principles of community-based participatory research, and (3) Seek to find ways to avoid what seems to be a yearly misalignment on acceptable student postings to the AAPPN listserv.