The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses 
             of the 
New Jersey State Nurses Association
 
 
 

fostering excellence in professional practice
 

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The Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses
,
founded i
n 1972, was the first professional nursing body in the country to certify clinical nurse specialists in psychiatric nursing. Today, the Society includes all psychiatric advanced practice nurses, both psychiatric nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in advanced practice nursing. The Society continues to advocate and lobby for psychiatric advanced practice nurses in practicing to the fullest scope of their training and education, upholding the standards of excellence for psychiatric mental-health nursing and to promote the delivery of high quality professional care to clients, their families and the community.

  • Our Mission

    To foster excellence in psychiatric advanced practice nursing

  • Our Purpose

    To provide ongoing support to our members

  • Our Goals

    To advocate high quality professional care to clients, their families and the community by:

    • Promoting professional development through continuing education, networking, award recognition
    • Providing member support through peer supervision and mentoring
    • Enhancing communication and professional collaboration among healthcare providers.
    • Educating consumers regarding issues of mental health.
    • Monitoring trends and needs in mental healthcare and influencing public policy
  • The Evolution of the Advanced Practice Role in Psychiatric Mental Health in New Jersey: 1960–2010



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Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses
of the New Jersey State Nurses Association
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2694
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