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

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for the 2020 AAPPN Spring Conference on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Bastyr University.

You will also enjoy a reception featuring member awards, door prizes, and libations. Look for information in your inbox and mail box. We look forward to seeing you there!


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 programs 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:

  • Solutions for Today’s Challenges in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
  • 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