The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is your resource for psychiatric mental health nursing. A professional organization with more than 10,000 members, we are committed to the practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.  |  Learn More

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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.

Free CE for National Recovery Month!
Earn 0.5 contact hours with a free podcast, Transforming Psychiatric Mental Health Care to Recovery Oriented Practice with an Inter-professional Team.  |  Listen Now

New Editor in Chief of APNA's Journal
Geraldine S. Pearson will serve as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA), effective January 1, 2016.  |  View

APNA Elections Results Are In
See the full list of new members of the Board of Directors and 2016 Election Committee.  |  View

Annual Awards Recipients
Learn more about the 8 psychiatric-mental health nurses honored with 2015 APNA Annual Awards.  |  View