Leslie Hite is helping practitioners in rural areas work together instead of in the silo conditions many are accustomed to. She does this through work connections and by co-leading the AAPPN Rural Practice Group.
News & Updates
AAPPN advocated for a number of bills signed into law this year. Our legislative efforts resulted in more opportunities for psychiatric ARNPs and stronger mental health protection for our citizens.
Make a difference with your professional association as a member of the AAPPN Board of Directors. We are seeking a Secretary for 2022-23.
AAPPN continued to provide a professional home for advanced practice psychiatric nurses in 2021. It’s not easy to cultivate a professional community through advocacy, career cultivation, connection, and education while sequestered behind a Zoom screen. But—as we have all done in our professional and personal lives—AAPPN members persevered to make the best of a difficult situation.
Mary Ruth Dunbar ended her long battle with cancer on January 22, 2022. She was a long-time member of AAPPN and an active member of the Peninsula Chapter.
AAPPN Lifetime Member Linn Larson passed away on January 11, 2022. She was one of the founders of AAPPN and one of the few members honored with a Lifetime Membership.
AAPPN contacted each member of the committee on January 21 to urge committee passage of the bill. We joined with NAMI Washington in this collaborative effort. Our voices were joined by other health care advocate organizations listed below.
2022 Lobby Week Kit – Tools and tips for meeting with your legislators.
Health insurers have arbitrarily reduced reimbursement for ARNP services down to just 85% of their usual rates. In his Seattle Times op/ed Dr. Benjamin Danielson argues that inequities in reimbursement rates lead to inequities in care.
There is strength in numbers, and we need you to join in the effort!
AAPPN members are invited to vote in our 2021 election. The deadline to cast your ballot is December 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific
Barbara Carol Minchin, MSN, ARNP, an early member and strong supporter of the AAPPN, passed away on August 31.