Former MAAPPN C0-Chair is New Chief Nursing Officer at Arbour Hospital

Tedi P. Hughes, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC, is the new Chief Nursing Officer for Arbour Hospital. Tedi is a seasoned clinician, leader, educator, and consultant in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Her experience ranges along the continuum of care: inpatient, PHP/ day treatment, outpatient therapy, and crisis. Tedi’s most recent role has been working as Director, Patient Care Services, for New England Baptist Hospital. Prior to this, she worked as a Director, Psychiatric Nursing, for Children’s Hospital. Tedi’s office is located at 49 Robinwood Avenue, Jamaica Plain and she can be reached at 617-390-1319 or

Tedi served as the Co-Chair of MAAPPN at a time when the organization was ‘reconstituting’ and developing its current mission. She was instrumental in creating the forward momentum that the organization needed and provided creativity and clarity during that time. MAAPPN Congratulates Tedi on her new position!


Education: Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

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Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses are trained in nursing theory that informs our practice.  This text book (inits entirety) offers the perspective that nursing theory is eventually connected with nursing practice. Great resource for those mid-career Psychiatric CNSs and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to compare clinical and practical knowledge with how it was originally predicted by the nurses who wrote theoretically about what we do to guide our thought and actions as nurses.

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