A Message from ISPN

All ISPN members and non-members in our database recently received an email message sharing information about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and requesting consent for ISPN to retain and manage your personal data. The purpose of GDPR is to protect the privacy of individual residents of EU countries by giving them control of how and for what purposes their personal data is collected, stored, maintained, processed, purchased, sold, transferred, and used. The regulation also applies to US residents residing in the EU and EU residents working in the US.

ISPN is an international professional society with members worldwide and a nonprofit organization with budget limitations. Given these factors, ISPN concluded it necessary to apply GDPR compliance practices to all stakeholders (members, annual meeting attendees, students, retirees). Penalties for non-compliance are severe, and there is legal precedent for international law affecting US organizations. 

 See ISPN’s updated Privacy Policy to review what personal information it collects and how it uses and shares this information.

Members: Provide your consent to ISPN using this link

Non-members: Provide your consent to ISPN using this link.

        If you wish to learn more about GDPR, please click here.

        Thank you for your understanding and attention.


Thank you for joining us at ISPN 2018!

Congratulations to the ISPN 2018 Award recipients, who were recognized at the 2018 ISPN Annual Conference, April 10 - 14, 2018 in Tempe, AZ.

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ISPN Gift of Membership

We encourage you to think of a student—or two—whose membership you might sponsor by paying the student's first year of ISPN membership dues of $25. 

A special way to reach out to graduates as well is to support their entry into ISPN by sponsoring their first year of ISPN membership dues of $150. 

Gift of Membership Form

ISPN Mission:

To support advanced-practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in
promoting mental health care, literacy, and policy worldwide.

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Official Journal of ISPN

A subscription to Archives of Psychiatric Nursing is a benefit of membership.

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The IMIN Mentoring Program

The ISPN Mentoring Initiative Navigator Program, or IMIN, is a capacity building project started in 2014 and sponsored by the ISPN Membership Committee. The IMIN model was designed by Dr. Beth Bonham with two aims: to increase an involved membership in ISPN by connecting new members with seasoned ISPN members; and to facilitate leadership succession planning by mentoring members into leadership positions.

The seasoned ISPN member who volunteers to mentor through participation in IMIN may meet the new member initially at the annual conference and share time with the new member that may include meeting for coffee, planning dinner, and introducing the new member to the wider network of ISPN members. The mentor/mentee model can be implemented in any way that is comfortable for the dyad and for any length of time the dyad decides – activities may range from an occasional telephone or email check in to a structured clinical supervision. IMIN is a voluntary program for any members as well as a pathway to quickly connect new members with the larger organization.

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