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


Join Us


Membership Benefits

All members, regardless of membership level, receive the following benefits:
  • Education programs with CE credit at reduced or no additional cost
  • Consultation and peer supervision opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Speakers bureau
  • Participation in Advanced Practice Networks
  • Access to our Members Forum, our online meeting and discussion place where members can share information and ask questions
  • Biannual meetings with Annual Conference and Annual Awards Dinner
  • Updates on legislative and current practice issues
  • Listing in our private, members-only directory
Clinical Members receive these additional benefits:
  • Full voting rights
  • Listing in our public, searchable "Find a Psych APN" directory
  • Web presence

Membership Levels


Clinical Membership


Requirements

To be eligible for Clinical Membership in the Society, an applicant is required to:
  • Maintain professional registered nurse licensed status;
  • Maintain certification as a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the State Board of Nursing, and membership in NJSNA;
  • Submit an online application (or download and mail or fax paper application -- additional $5 processing fee applies);
  • Fax a copy of your APN license to SPAPN for review.

Student/Associate Membership


Student Associate Membership is available for registered nurse graduate students in psychiatric nursing and those awaiting certification by ANCC.

Requirements

To be eligible for Student/Associate Membership in the Society, an applicant is required to:
  • Have graduated from an accredited Master’s Degree Program in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and be working toward ANCC and State Board of Nursing Certification as a Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse and documentation of graduation for review by the Society’s Membership Committee;
  • Be a member of NJSNA at any level. 

    or

  • Be enrolled in an accredited Master’s Degree Program in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and submit a letter of enrollment from the Program Director for review by the Society’s Membership Committee
  • Submit an online application (or download and mail or fax paper application -- additional $5 processing fee applies);
  • Submit proof of academic status for review by Society’s Membership Committee;
  • Maintain professional registered nurse licensed status and NJSNA membership;
  • Thereafter remit yearly dues until criteria are met for full Clinical Membership Status.

Lifetime Membership


Lifetime Membership is available to clinical members who have reached 65 and older and are fully retired or is permanently disabled from their job as a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse.

Requirements

To be eligible for Lifetime Membership in the Society, an applicant is required to:
  • Be a Clinical Member who is completely retired and has reached the age of 65 or who is permanently disabled from their career as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse.
  • This person must have been an active Clinical Member in good standing of SPAPN for at least 5 years before, paying dues at the Clinical Member level. Lifetime members pay dues at one-quarter the rate of Clinical Members and are entitled to all the benefits of Clinical Membership.

Apply Online


or

Download and print a paper application -- extra $5 application processing fee applies
For paper applications:
Make checks payable to SPAPN
Remember to add $5 processing fee
Mail to:  
 Lakeetra Josey
1 White Oak Rd
Wilmington  DE 19809




   
Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses
of the New Jersey State Nurses Association
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2694
Tel/Fax: (877) 727-6283
psychapn@gmail.com
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