Our listserv and eGroups are an email-based member-to-member connection. Through our listserv, members share resources, ask for wisdom, and educate one another.
What listservs and eGroups can members join? Our AAPPN listserv connects all members. Our Chapter eGroups allow members to connect regarding local issues. And our Advocacy eGroup creates a network of members to respond to advocacy issues.
How do members join a listserv or eGroup? When applying for membership, new members are invited to join the AAPPN listserv and designate a Chapter.
Our main listserv is for every AAPPN member. The majority of members select to join the AAPPN listserv when they join. This listserv is great place to ask for referrals, share practice tools, and get professional advice from your colleagues. Members can make plans to carpool to an AAPPN event, advertise office space, or trumpet an honor bestowed on a fellow member.
Finding a preceptor/clinical site
During the past few years, AAPPN leadership has discussed the topic of assisting student looking for preceptors. Our leaders consulted educational program leaders across the state. The Board concluded that the preceptorship arrangement is most appropriately done between the program, the preceptor, and the student, and that the association is not an appropriate venue in creating preceptor relationships. This includes the AAPPN listserv as well as chapter meetings.
AAPPN does encourage members, especially its clinical members, to be involved in their professional community. We hope in this way AAPPN can enrich the preceptorship opportunities in our state.
The Advocacy eGroup is a listserv for members who would like more in-depth participation in AAPPN’s advocacy efforts. Advocacy eGroup members volunteer as subject-matter experts as needed. They also have the opportunity to participate in Department of Health stakeholder meetings.
There are several listservs exclusively for Chapter members. If your chapter has an eGroup, you were subscribed to it when you joined. Chapter eGroups are the place to hear about upcoming chapter meetings, and share practice-related news and announcements pertinent to your area.
The following chapters have active eGroups:
- East King County
- Snohomish County
Read the Listserv User Guide for more information on how to use the AAPPN listserv and chapter eGroups and for the link to the online archives.