Grand Strand Advanced Practice Nurse Association

It is hard to believe it is 2023. Happy New Year!

The GSAPNA is a local group of Nurse Practitioners who organized over 20 years ago. Our mission is to promote the role of the APRN through leadership, education, community awareness, and advocacy.

We invite all Nurse Practitioners and NP students in the Grand Strand area to join our organization. With membership we have monthly dinner meetings that are designed for education and networking, discounted tuition for our fall conference -Lecture at the Beach, opportunities for community advocacy, and involvement in supporting The Coalition for Access to Healthcare. The Coalition is a state wide organization that is responsible for advancement of our privileges in South Carolina. Membership is much more than a free dinner from a drug rep.

Dinner meetings are planned for the third Thursday of the month.

Unfortunately, COVID took the wind out of our sails and our membership has declined significantly over the past three years. We have had no one interested in replacing our Board of Directors. Thank you Roxanne Altman and Sheryl Aiken for continuing in your roles as President and Treasurer. This is the third year with no VP and our second without a secretary.

This year, 2023, membership is discounted to $50. The registration link is located on our website or you can go directly to and become a member. All members receive a $50 discount off full tuition at Lecture at the Beach. Anyone who is present (and registers as a member) at our February, March, or April meetings will be entered into a drawing for an additional $100 discount at our conference.

We are planning a social event on March 2, 2023. This will include appetizers, an opportunity to become a member, socialize with peers, and win free conference tuition for 2023. We have a special guest attending, Dr. Stephanie Burgess APRN, who will present an update on activities of the Coalition.

Welcome to Grand Strand Advance Nurse Practitioner Association membership registration page. Membership includes monthly meetings, the third Thursday of each month (excluding September and December). It also provides networking with other local APRNs, and discount to our annual CME meeting, Lecture at the Beach, held at the Myrtle Beach Hilton every September. We also support local and state groups (see Community Support page).