Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

Welcome to the APNA Resource Center!
Here you will find important information for psychiatric mental health nurses. From position papers to graduate school listings to a wealth of links to other relevant websites, the resource center is your first access point for information on your nursing specialty.

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PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics
Includes: child and adolescent, emergency, geropsych, military and PTSD, multiple chronic conditions, recovery, and substance use.
APRN-PMH Resources
Learn more about APRN-PMHs and APRN licensing and certification, read pertinent articles, find manuals, continuing education, and more.
RN-PMH Resources
Learn what APNA has to offer the RN-PMH nurse - continuing education, practice, position paper information, and more.
PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics Resources APRN-PMH Resources RN-PMH Resources
Suicide Competencies
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals At Risk for Suicide
State Legislation Tracking
Tailored updates for each state: filters through pending and recently passed state legislation relevant to nursing, mental health, and health care in general. (Members Only)
Affordable Care Act
Resources about the ACA, including insurance enrollment, fact sheets, upcoming changes, and more for a variety of audiences.
Affordable Care Act Resources Affordable Care Act Resources Affordable Care Act Resources
Graduate Programs
Graduate programs in psychiatric nursing organized by state. Contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762) to add your current program to the list.
Grants & Scholarships
Information on available grants and scholarships for psychiatric nurses. To announce a grant or scholarship, contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762).
Recovery Resources
Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more
PMH Nursing Graduate Programs PMH Nursing Grants & Scholarships Recovery Resources
Traumatic Events
Information, links, and resources that can help survivors, victims' families, and providers in dealing with the issues that arise after experiencing traumatic events.
Online Store
Access these resources: Scope & Standards for PMHNs, Seclusion & Restraint Booklet, Choice & Challenge DVD & booklet.
Medication Updates
Latest news on medications from the DEA and FDA.
Traumatic Events Resources APNA Online Store Medication Updates
National Dialogue on Mental Health
Resources for health care professionals, consumers, families and communities to facilitate dialogue on mental health.
Nursing Reports & Surveys
View the latest national reports and surveys of and about nurses - covering topics such as the future of nursing and nurses' health.
Position Papers
Statements and supplemental resources on topics important to psychiatric-mental health nursing, such as staffing, safety, the use of seclusion and restraint, and suicide prevention.
National Dialoge on Mental Health Resources Nursing Reports & Surveys APNA Member Bridge
Publications Discounts
APNA has partnered with several publishers in order to offer our members great discounts on select publications.
A listing of links for information on mental health, psychiatric nursing, government, research, scholarship, and more!
Member Bridge
Log in to find items such as attitude scales, practice guidelines, or powerpoints uploaded by APNA members to this members-only site.
Publications Discounts Helpful Links APNA Member Bridge


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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.