APNA provides links to educational opportunities offered by other associations and governmental agencies. The latter are almost always free of charge, and for each association opportunity we list, APNA works out an agreement that enables us to offer APNA members the sponsoring association's member rate.
Centers for Disease Control
Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses
Participants will learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how organizational systems impact workplace violence, how to apply individual strategies, and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence. The course is divided into 13 units, each expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participants can restart the course where they last left it, allowing them the ability to manage their time when taking the course. Earn up to 2.6 contact hours.
Mount Sinai Hospital 4th annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference
December 12-13, 2013
The conference will review the dilemma of the psychiatric patient in the emergency setting. It attracts various providers from national and international audience.
$545 in advance
$645 at the conference
Reduced fee for residents, students and APNA members - To obtain the APNA member reduced rate, register as a resident.
Click here for more information.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Updates on the Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression: A Feedback-Based Learning Activity
Based on evidence obtained from AHRQ systematic reviews, this interactive video challenges health care professionals to think critically about optimal patient-centered therapies for managing MDD.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild TBI Web-Based Case Studies
12 Modules, eligible for CE credit, are available for free in the Military Health Systems Learning Portal. Visit our Traumatic Brain Injury page in our Military & PTSD Resources section for more information.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Psychological First Aid Webinar
This 6-hour interactive course puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. Appropriate for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. 6 CE credits
National Institute of Mental Health
Neuroscience and Psychiatry Module One: Translating Neural Circuits into Novel Therapeutics
This module explores research on cognitive deficits, a core feature of schizophrenia and the single best predictor of functional outcomes in this disorder for which we currently have no treatments. It is an example of how translational neuroscience can provide clues for the development of promising novel therapeutics.
Neuroscience and Psychiatry Module Two: Fear/Safety, Anxiety, and Anxiety Disorders
This module describes neuroscience research on animal models of fear that informed human studies of fear/safety, anxiety and anxiety disorders. This model helps shed light on the symptoms of PTSD and lead to the development of a novel treatment that has been successful in research studies for several anxiety disorders.
NIMH Podcasts: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
In these two podcasts from NIMH Radio, Dr. Jane Pearson, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, discusses preventing childhood suicide:
Childhood Suicide-Using the Internet to Keep Kids Safe
Childhood Suicide- Warning Signs for Adults and Communities
Speaking of Science: NIMH Vodcast Series
Here you will find a wealth of vodcasts (video podcasts) that cover a wide range of topics, from discussions of post-traumatic stress disorder and NIMH's research on the subject, to a video detailing the warning signs of childhood Bipolar Spectrum Disorder.
NIMH Mental Health Resources
Includes links to information on:
Research & Funding
Research conducted at NIMH
NIMH (free!) Publications
Statistics, Clinical Trials, and NIMH Announcements
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Child and Adolescent
A particular approach that empowers communities to improve the way they work with youth involved in the juvenile justice and substance abuse treatment systems. (Video)
Policy Forum Webcast: Improving Patient Flow & Reducing Emergency Department (ED) Crowding
Webcast of ED Policy Forum Highlighting Success of Initiative to Develop Performance Measurement & Improve Operations.
Reaching Out to Smokers
A podcast with Tracy Orleans explores how a consumer approach could vastly increase interest in tobacco cessation products and services. (To listen, click speaker icon on right.)
Helping Smokers Quit
C. Tracy Orleans, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talks about the Consumer Demand Roundtable, a multiyear quit initiative, funded in part by the Foundation. (Podcast)
Michelle Larkin of RWJF Discusses New Interactive Tobacco Map
In this video Larkin points out that the interactive map tool, which will be updated whenever states introduce or change key tobacco policy laws, will be a valuable resource to help advocates and policy makers see how their own state policies stack up against others.
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
Psychiatric Pharmacy Review Course
APNA has endorsed the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Psychiatric Pharmacy Review Course. Both a for-credit and no-credit (resource only) purchase option is being provided at a cost of $320 and $150 respectively. The 20.0 contact hours of ACPE credit are accepted for American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification Renewal. This distance education course is being offered to APNA members at CPNP member rates. Learn more about this excellent resource and continuing education tool in psychiatric pharmacy. A printable brochure can be downloaded here.
Course examinations must be submitted by December 31, 2013.
Also check out our Recovery Resources: Upcoming Educational Opportunities and Archived Recovery Webinars, featuring webinars from SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice Initiative.
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