Thank you for making AAPPN Strong!
In this season of gratitude, the Board of Directors and the management team of the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses would like to recognize how member contributions make AAPPN a vibrant and meaningful professional home.
AAPPN’s success starts with our volunteers. In addition to our Board, AAPPN members volunteer on a number of committees, including Awards, Education, Legislation, and Membership.
In 2022, we also started Community Mental Health and Telehealth teams, working to find ways to help members through the ever-changing world of mental health care. We also updated existing programs to make them more accessible and responsive to member needs.
Danielle DeOliveira, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, and Jean Tang, PhD, PMHNP-BC, are completing their year of leading the Board as co-Presidents.
“I am so thankful for my time as AAPPN co-president,” Danielle said. “I appreciate that I was able work closely with Jean. Our styles combined well and we were able to help guide AAPPN into new challenges and successes. This opportunity has helped me grow as a practitioner and as a leader and I will continue to apply these skills in my practice. Thank you for this opportunity, I look forward to watching our efforts continue to grow.”
Jean said she felt “incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to work more closely with colleagues in the AAPPN community through this service role. I am especially touched by colleagues’ dedication toward patients and the nursing/PMHNP profession regardless of career stages and clinical settings.
“We have engagement on all levels, including student members taking on leadership roles. We’re collectively promoting our shared goals to ensure quality mental health care, support each other, and advocate for our profession. That is some powerful love! I feel hopeful and am immensely grateful to be part of the AAPPN community.”
Our professional community is ever-evolving. 2022 seems like a lifetime from 2019, and AAPPN is working to respond to the different professional world in which we live.
- We returned to an in-person Annual Conference … with a video option for those who could not attend.
- We expanded our eLearning Center with the addition of our “Gender-Diverse Care Master Class.”
- We lobbied for significant legislative advancements for the profession in our state, including the areas of Forensic Competency Programs, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, and Telemedicine/Relationship.
- We began transitioning to practice-oriented Interest Groups, such as the CAYA Specialty Group and the Rural Practice Group.
Undoubtedly, the new year will bring new challenges. We look forward to working with all members to grow a welcoming and impactful professional home.