Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Dr. Patricia Cunningham
President Of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Dr. Patricia "Pat" Cunningham, DNSc, APN-BC has joined the LSON faculty as an Associate
Professor. Dr. Cunningham is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing
Center as an Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Psychiatric
Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Cunningham is the president of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).
The APNA is a scientific and educational organization and provides the structure for
developing and sharing our knowledge, skills and abilities with each other, our colleagues,
and consumer partners. This structure is supported by the foundation of trust that
has been hard earned by nursing. As the president of the APNA, Dr. Cunningham focuses
her efforts to help each APNA member develop strategic connections with other thought
leaders for the best care of persons with mental illnesses. Dr. Cunningham brings
wealth of knowledge and leadership expertise to promote mental health through nursing
by educating students and advancing nursing practice.
LSON supports AACN in Joining Forces For Veterans, Military Service Members, and