Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Advancing your practice, your career, and our community.


Upcoming Educational Events

Spring Conference

Save the date for our 2018 Spring Conference: Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Bastyr University. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. James Phelps, presenting about Mood Disorders. Look for registration information later this fall.

AAPPN offers its members opportunities for continuing nursing education (CNE) through our Spring Conference. This conference is specifically designed for psychiatric ARNPs and typically provides ANCC-approved contact hours through the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval and Recognition Program (CEARP).


The AAPPN Education Committee is currently looking for member volunteers. This commitment is for one year (although we encourage you to stay on longer!) and includes periodic committee phone meetings.

The Education Committee is looking for new ways to bring educational resources to our AAPPN members. You can work with us to help plan for future conferences and workshops, curate research and other resource materials, or utilize web and social media options to explore new avenues to serve our members.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Kirk Roberts at or call 360-734-3166.

Past Conferences:

Previous AAPPN conferences have focused on:

  • Integrating Care in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
  • Mindfulness and Medicine in Psychiatric Nursing
  • The Psychiatric Nurse as an Integrative Practitioner
  • Women and their Mental Health: Implications for Children and Families
  • The Synergy of Therapy and Medication
  • Psychopharmacology: Prescribing from All Angles
  • Spectrum of Autism
  • Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Diverse Populations
  • Treating Major Mental Illness
  • Lethal Trends: Reducing the Risks