Continuing Education

APNA holds two national conferences each year, the CPI Conference in June and the Annual Conference in October. The association also tries to make available as many continuing education opportunities to its members as possible. This area of the site organizes these offerings into one place. Click on the links below to learn more about each exciting program in psychiatric mental health nursing.

13th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland

29th Annual Conference
October 28-31, 2015
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Online CE: Visit our eLearning Center (Use your bonus points to purchase content!)
Annual Conference Archives
Sessions from Annual Conferences
Slides synced with audio; podcasts
Contact hours range from 0.5 - 2.00 contact hours

Archived sessions from recent APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institutes (CPI) and Annual Conferences. Slides synced with audio, podcasts; 0.75 - 2.75 contact hours each - pharmacology credits

Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses

On-Demand sessions
Podcasts; self-paced
0.5 - 1.0 contact hours each

APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program
Online program which delivers the foundational psychiatric mental health knowledge that RNs need as they transition into mental health practice settings.

APNA eSeries: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Free series of 3 eBooks focusing on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
eBook Publications
1.5 -3.0 contact hours each

Counseling PointsTM: Schizophrenia & Recovery
Annual Conference Symposium
Slides synced with audio and video; eBook Publication
1.5 contact hours each

APNA Webinars
On-Demand and Live webinar sessions
Slides synced with audio; podcasts
CE credit varies based on the webinar

CPT Codes Update
On-Demand webinar sessions
Slides synced with audio, mp3 file & transcript handouts
Contact hours range from 0.75-1.5

For more information on the APNA eLearning Center's features & programs, click here.

Continuing Education Programs:

APNA Recovery to Practice Program
Interactive 6-module course appropriate for professionals looking to integrate recovery-oriented practices in to the care they provide.

Other Educational Opportunities

APNA Powerpoints

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