Submitting a Job Listing

To submit a job listing, we ask that all interested parties use our submission form. This ensures that your posting will be featured on the site in a timely manner.

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

A custom online listing and linked descriptions in the weekly member newsletter are offered for $150/month. To make a payment, click HERE

After downloading and completing the form, please email it to

Once the submission form and receipt of payment are received by MAAPPN then you will be notified of your published listing.

Our Purpose

  • Provide a presence and testimony as needed at the State House on bills pertinent to our professional work
  • Consistent tracking of legislation relevant to the interests of MAAPPN members
  • Foster high standards of advanced nursing practice & education
  • Promote the professional development of nurse clinicians
  • Develop position statements on relevant issues
  • Provide feedback and collective support to politicians who consistently advocate for our professional interests
  • Increase involvement of members with committee work to enhance efficacy and productivity


The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) began in 1975 as a Massachusetts grassroots nursing organization representing the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses and the clients we serve.

The group was organized to promote independent nursing practice for psychiatric clinical nurse specialists (CNS).

Initially known as Nurses United for Reimbursement of Services (NURS), the group lobbied successfully for the passage of law in 1986 that allowed psychiatric CNSs to receive third party reimbursement.

In 1987, another bill sponsored by MAAPPN was passed granting clinical privileges and staff membership in health care facilities. CNSs gained authorization to sign for emergency involuntary hospitalization evaluations in 1989.

In 1992, MAAPPN co-sponsored a bill which granted prescriptive authority. The guardianship bill, also sponsored by MAAPPN, was passed in 2002.

Today, MAAPPN is the only organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively represents the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses – both psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.



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Czech nursing students.

Czech nursing students. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Continuing Education

Optum-Provider Express is pleased to present its latest webinar topic:
DSM-5 and ICD-10: Keeping up with Kaleidoscopic Changes
Optum is aligning the implementation and use of the DSM-5 with the national ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2014. Registration required for this 1 hour session.
Sessions offered in Dec, Jan and Feb. Space is limited, so register soon.

ANCC Pharma Contact Hr requirement
ANCC Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hour requirements

DSM-5 Transition to ICD-10  – FAQ
Diagnostic changes and impact on coding


National League for Nursing
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MA Board of Registration of Nursing
Contact information, rules, regulations, nurse practice act, & license, renewal, verification

American Nurses Association
NursingWorld is the online destination for the American Nurses Association

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
APNA’s official website and your resource for psychiatric mental health nursing.

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