The AAPPN Board of Directors invites Student Members to participate in the 2021 AAPPN Student Board Member election.
The Student Board Member will have full voting rights on the AAPPN Board. This position is elected entirely by our Student Members. Please take a few minutes to learn about the candidate and vote by December 24, 2021. The newly-elected Student Board Member will begin their one-year term in January 2022.
The Student Board Member will:
- Work with the Board of Directors to provide visionary leadership to the association.
- Serve as an ambassador for AAPPN to membership and the professional community.
- Participate in Board of Directors meetings as a voting member, representing interests of Student Members and membership as a whole.
- Display accountability toward visioning for the association, including participating in activity planning, budget planning, activity assessment, advocacy efforts, etc.
To cast your ballot, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAPPNStudentBoard. Be sure to vote by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 24, 2021.
About the Candidate
Sarah Kim, MSN, RN, CNL
Biography: I am a second-year DNP-PMHNP student at the University of Washington. I have broad experience in a variety of settings including an evaluation and treatment center, an inpatient voluntary adult unit, an inpatient adolescent unit, and most recently a community mental health clinic serving adults and children with severe mental illness. I have a particular interest in care and outcomes management and enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes.
Statement: As a board member, I hope to represent the interests of student members and share our vision for improving patient outcomes. Each of us brings unique experiences and skill sets to this field, and each of us will have a hand at shaping the future of psychiatric mental health care in Washington. My experience in community mental health has allowed me to see the importance of identifying and addressing systemic barriers to accessing mental health care and building and promoting effective systems across the continuum of care. I hope that we can use our collective experiences to advocate for our patients and support the PMHNP role.
Thank you for voting!