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7/26/16
APRN Resources: Interactive Map: State by State APRN Practice Authority
 
7/25/16
APNA Advocacy: New letter supporting Maria Ruud's application to join the National Advisory Committee on the Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States; New letter regarding proposed VHA rule allowing full practice authority for APRNs
 
7/25/16
Medication Updates: Counterfeit pills fueling fentanyl and opioid crisis, DEA reports
 
7/20/16
Continuing Education: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders
 
7/20/16
Press Release: New Education to Combat Opioid Epidemic
 
7/19/16
APNA Annual Conference: Information added about Friday night symposium
 
7/19/16
Traumatic Events Resources: New SAMHSA data review on exposure to potentially traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in adults
 
7/12/16
Medication Updates: FDA approves 5 new buprenorphine and naloxone medications
 
7/1/16
Free CE: Limited time free CE for Independence Day, Barriers to Mental Health Care and Challenges to Veterans' Transition from Military to Civilian Life
 
6/30/16
APNF Research Grant: Nicholas Guenzel, PhD, APRN to receive APNF Research Grant
 
6/30/16
Affordable Care Act: Responses requested to brief survey on the ACA
 
6/27/16
APNA 14th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Evaluations must be complete by July 25, 2016
 
6/22/16
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association: Seeking applications for JAPNA Associate Editor
 
6/21/16
Press Release: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Honored with 2016 Annual Awards
 
6/17/16
Substance Resources: Substance Use Warm Line, a free and confidential provider of expert clinical advice, now available
 
6/16/16
APNA Annual Conference: Registration opens for the APNA 30th Annual Conference
 
6/13/16
Resources for Tragic Events: Resources to provide a point of reference in response to tragic events
 
6/2/16
Child & Adolescent Resources: Free upcoming webinar: "I'm a parent of a young child with ADHD: Why do I need training in behavior therapy?"


5/27/16
Medication Updates: FDA approves first buprenorphine implant

5/25/16
Tobacco Dependence Information: Free upcoming webinar: "Always a Priority: Helping Smokers with Mental Health Conditions Quit"
 
5/18/16
Recovery Resources: Upcoming webinar: Shared Decision-Making With People Who Are Justice-Involved and Have A Serious Mental Illness
 
5/13/16
Medication Updates: FDA adds new warning to all olanzapine-containing products
 
5/13/16
Traumatic Events Resources: New toolkit, Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism, available
 
5/13/16
Military & PTSD Resources: Veterans Online Self-Help Resource Center added
 
5/11/15
APNA Advocacy: New letter from the Nursing Community about Nurses Week
 
5/10/16
Medication Updates: FDA warns about impulse-control problems associated with aripiprazole
 
5/6/16
Safety Toolbox: Limited time free continuing education and other resources for Nurses Week 2016
 
4/12/16
Free CE: Limited time free podcast, How a Military Treatment Facility Progressed from Setting the Initial Goal to Sustaining a Culture of Restraint-Free Patient Care: A Collaborative Effort to Educate Military Healthcare Professionals in Restraint-Free Management
 
4/7/16
Free CE: Practicing Prevention: Safely Engaging Patients in Mental Health Crises (webinar) available through ANA Membership; Deploying in Response to an Infectious Disease Outbreak: The Impact on Service Member Mental Health (upcoming webinar) available from CDP
 
3/16/16
Childhood Suicide Prevention Resources: NIH upcoming webcast/meeting, Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing Research to Prevent Youth Suicide
 
3/16/16
Substance Resources: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain now available
 
3/16/16
Position Papers: APNA POSITION STATEMENT: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses’ Role in Care of Detainees & Prisoners
 
3/16/16
Graduate Programs: Western Kentucky University PMHNP Program Information Added
 
3/3/16
Grants & Scholarships: Now accepting applications for the 2016 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
 
2/26/16
Military & PTSD Resources: Two free webinars from DCoE and CDP on Traumatic Brain Injury
 
2/25/16
APNA 14th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Registration now open and program available for CPI
 
2/22/16
Child & Adolescent Resources: New free certificate program from MUSC on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
 
2/5/16
Substance Resources: FDA Opioids Action Plan Fact Sheet now available
 
2/1/16
Substance Resources and Military & PTSD Resources: New Guidelines from VA/DoD on Management of Substance Use Disorder
 
1/25/16
Substance Resources: Current Substance Use Data and Statistics now added and new Education resources available for contact hours
 
1/12/16
Chapter Updates
APNA New England Chapter: Call for Posters now open
 
1/11/16
Press Release: APNA 30th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
 
1/7/16
Chapter Updates
APNA California Chapter: Chapter Meeting, January 26, 2016, and Annual Chapter Conference, April 16, 2016
APNA Florida Chapter: Annual Chapter Conference, April 2, 2016
APNA Illinois Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference, March 5, 2016
APNA Michigan Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference, April 30, 2016
APNA Nevada Chapter: Chapter Meeting, January 19, 2016
APNA New England Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference, April 8, 2016
APNA New Mexico Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference, April 23, 2016
APNA Pennsylvania Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference, April 23, 2016, and Southeastern Regional Meeting, May 11, 2016
 
11/16/15
Emergency Nurse Resources: New Suicide Prevention Resource Center guide

11/10/15
Military & PTSD Resources: New VA resources with Rocky Mountain MIRECC for suicide prevention and a SAMHSA guide for serving veterans and their families
 
11/6/15
APNA Advocacy: Three new letters from the Nursing Community

11/6/15
Military & PTSD Resources: New resource directories for caregivers specializing in care for military members and their families
 
11/5/15
Substance Use Resources: New SAMHSA guide on use of medication for the treatment of alcohol use disorder
 
10/23/15
Chapter Updates
APNA Arkansas Chapter: 2nd Annual Annual State Conference, November 7, 2015
APNA Minnesota Chapter: January and September 2015 meeting minutes posted
APNA New York Chapter: NYC Regional Meeting, November 18, 2015
APNA Tennessee Chapter: Dinner Meeting: November 17, 2015
 
10/7/15
Medication Updates: FDA approves Aristada to treat adults with schizophrenia
 
9/21/15
RN Resources: New continuing education available for RNs
 
9/18/15
APRN Resources: Free webinar from the American Psychiatric Association on using the DSM-5 in the transition to ICD-10
 
9/18/15
Medication Updates: FDA approves Vraylar (cariprazine) to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
 
9/16/15
Medication Updates: FDA modifies monitoring for neutropenia and approves REMS program for patients using clozapine
 
9/15/15
Press Release: Eight Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Recognized with 2015 APNA Annual Awards
 
9/10/15
Publications Discounts: 20% off all publications from F. A. Davis for APNA members
 

9/8/15
Press Release: Geraldine S. Pearson Named Editor in Chief of JAPNA

8/25/15
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces Election of New Members to Board of Directors, 2016 Nominating Committee

8/20/15
Medication Updates: FDA approves Addyi (flibanserin), first drug treatment for sexual desire disorder

8/18/15
Press Release: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Boosts Visibility and Reach with Inclusion in Thomson Reuters Indexes

8/14/15
APNA Advocacy: Three new letters from the Nursing Community

8/14/15
Integrated Care Resources: New guide on using technology in integrated care and tool for evaluating cultural competency from SAMHSA

8/12/15
APNA Advocacy: Mental Health Liaison Group letter to Senators Alexander and Murray

8/7/15
Other Educational Opportunities: New online course - Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

7/28/15
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Transitions in Practice Certificate Program to Improve Mental Health Care Through Continuing Nursing Education

7/21/15
Press Release: 20 Nursing Students Awarded American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship

7/16/15
Graduate Programs: Information about graduate nursing programs at California State (San Marcos) added

7/15/15
Evidence Based Practices: New IOM report to improve outcomes of of psychosocial interventions for persons with mental health and substance use disorders

7/15/15
Medication Updates: FDA approves Rexulti to treat schizophrenia and as an add-on for major depressive disorder

7/9/15
Substance Use Resources: New SAMHSA guide on use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction

7/7/15
Medication Updates: FDA warns consumers that Diazepam purchased online may be counterfeit

6/30/15
Medication Updates: FDA reports permanent skin-color changes with Daytrana patch for treating ADHD

6/30/15
APNA Continuing Education: Bipolar Spectrum Disorder: APNA eLearning resources added

6/30/15
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference: Continuing Education and Collaboration in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Nursing

6/29/15
Military & PTSD Resources: 7/9/15 DCoE Webinar - Clinician’s Guide: Assisting Family Members Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

6/19/15
Military & PTSD Resources: 6/25/15 DCoE Webinar - Assessing and Reducing Violence in Military Veterans

6/17/15
APNA Annual Conference: Registration is open and full program information now available

6/4/15
Institute for Safe Environments: New resources under Engagement section of Key Compentents/Elements of a Safe Environment

5/18/15
Substance Use Resources: Updated Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs from SAMHSA

5/4/15
Chapter Updates
APNA California Chapter: San Francisco Region Dinner Presentation, June 13, 3015
APNA New York Chapter: 7th Annual Educational Conference, Friday, May 29, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY
APNA Oklahoma Chapter: 1st Annual Chapter Conference, Shawnee, Oklahoma, June 5, 2015

4/29/15
Medication Updates: FDA approves first generic Abilify (aripiprazole)

4/14/15
Graduate Programs: University of South Carolina program info now available

4/13/15
Institute for Safe Environments: OSHA's update on their Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers

4/6/15
California Chapter:
San Francisco Region, Monday, April 13, 2105, Dinner Meeting and Presentation, L-Methylfolate as Adjunctive Therapy
Chapter Annual Conference, Saturday, April 25, 2105, Psychiatric Nurses Leading the Way:  Developing and Influencing Psychiatric Leaders, Mountain View, CA
Sacramento Region, Wednesday, April 29, 2105, Dinner Meeting and Presentation, Shift Work Disorder (and other Sleep Disorders): Current Treatment Modalities

4/6/15
Medication Updates: New SAMHSA Guide on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

4/01/15
Medication Updates: FDA reviews Zyprexa Relprevv

4/01/15
APNA Advocacy: Mental Health Liaison Group letter to Representatives Jolly and Davis

3/23/15
APNA Annual Conference: General Information posted - Keynotes, Schedule at a Glance

3/23/15
Addictions Council: Council structure diagram posted

3/20/15
Military & PTSD Resources: 3/26/15 DCoE Webinar - Legal, Ethical, Security and Privacy Issues Relating to the Use of Behavioral Health Technology Tools in Clinical Care

3/20/15
Addictions Council - Tobacco Dependence Branch: Interactive Panel Podcast - Tobacco Dependence Council Interactive Panel: Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation

3/20/15
Research Council: Interactive Panel Podcast - Trauma and Healing: Findings and Insights from Three Nurse Scientists

3/20/15
Recovery Council: Interactive Panel Podcast - Creating a "Culture" of Recovery: Connecting Cultural Contexts and Recovery for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

3/20/15
Institute for Mental Health Advocacy: Interactive Panel Podcast - The 6th Annual Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Interactive Panel

3/20/15
APRN Council: Interactive Panel Podcast - APRN Council Interactive Panel

3/17/15
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Letters to Senators Moran, Tester and Thune

3/17/15
APNA Advocacy: Letter to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee on FY 2016

3/17/15
Grants & Scholarships: University of St. Francis Leach College of Nursing $10,000 living stipend
 
3/17/15
Grants & Scholarships: NHSC Scholarship Program Open

3/16/15
Military & PTSD Resources: 3/19/15 DCoE Webinar - The Well-being of Military Children: Augmenting Clinical Care with Web-and Mobile-based Tools

3/13/15
Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care Webinars: 3/19 Webinar - Bridging the Divide: Improving Transitions of Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

3/13/15
Affordable Care Act Resources: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

3/9/15
Iowa Chapter: Seeking nominations for Chapter Awards

3/6/15
APNA Continuing Education: Trauma Informed Care: APNA eLearning resources added

3/6/15
APNA Continuing Education: Military & PTSD: APNA eLearning resources added

3/6/15
Substance Use Education: APNA eLearning resources added

3/6/15
Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources: APNA eLearning resources added

3/4/15
APRN Reports and Statistics: Nursing workforce report published by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

3/4/15
RN Reports and Statistics: Georgetown Nursing Supply and Demand through 2020 Report

3/4/15
APNA News: Print Editions: March 2015 Edition Posted

3/3/15
APNA Advocacy: Thank you to Marilyn Tavenner for serving as Administrator of CMS

3/3/15
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Senators Collins and Schumer

3/3/15
APNA Advocacy: Mental Health Liaison Group letters to Congress and President

3/3/15
APNA Recovery Online Continuing Education: APNA eLearning resources added

3/3/15
Geropsychiatric Nursing Resources: APNA eLearning resources added

3/3/15
APNA Continuing Education: Child & Adolescent: APNA eLearning resources added

2/27/15
Emergency Nurse Resources: APNA eLearning resources added

2/27/15
APNA Continuing Education: Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care: APNA eLearning resources added

2/20/15
Tennessee Chapter: Chapter Annual Conference on 4/10

2/20/15
Tennessee Chapter: Chapter seeking awards nominations

2/20/15
New England Chapter: Chapter seeking awards nominations

2/20/15
Grants & Scholarships: Ann M. Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award

2/18/15
APNA 13th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Registration Open

2/10/15
California Chapter: Sacramento Meeting and Presentation on March 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

2/10/15
APNA 13th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Schedule and Program

2/9/15
Military & PTSD Resources: 2/19 Webinar - Clinical Benefits of Telehealth Technology in Behavioral Health Care

1/30/15
Medication Updates: FDA expands uses of Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder

1/27/15
Medication Updates: New SAMHSA Guidance on Clinical Use of Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

1/27/15
Free CE: 2/18 webinar on nurse fatigue FREE to APNA members as a part of their eMembership in ANA

1/27/15
Missouri Chapter: Meeting February 7, 2015

1/26/15
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community letters to the Senators and Representatives in the 114th Congress; Congratulations letter to Major General Wilmoth

1/21/15
Grants & Scholarships: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program now accepting applications

1/21/15
California Chapter: LA County Meeting on January 27, 2015 - New Year Planning and Poster Discussion

1/7/15
Press Releases: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Call for Abstracts - Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System: Opportunities to Advance Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

12/17/14
Free CE: 1/29 ANA Webinar on Values-Based Leadership, free to APNA members as a part of their ANA eMembership

12/12/14
Medication Updates: FDA reports Ziprasidone associated with rare but potentially fatal skin reactions.

12/10/14
Indiana Chapter: Meeting January 15, 6:00 PM, Community Health Pavilion

California Chapter: 2015 Chapter Annual Conference, April 25, 8:00AM - 5:30PM, El Camino Hospital Mountain View

Florida Chapter: 2015 Chapter Annual Conference, March 21, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida

12/10/14
APNA 28th Annual Conference Podcasts: 15 podcasts added to the APNA eLearning Center

12/9/14
Health Care Reform Resources: Tools for consumers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

12/8/14
Ebola Resources: Ebola response updates from the FDA

12/8/14
Grants and Scholarships: HRSA Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) Funding Opportunity Announcement

12/5/14
Health Care Reform Resources: Get Covered America Tools for consumers

12/2/14
Ebola Resources: Recording and transcript from November 24th COCA Call - Caring for Patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective

12/2/14
Substance Use Resources: Data from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

12/2/14
Integrated Care Resources: SAMHSA Guide - Advancing Behavioral Health Integration Within NCQA Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes

11/24/14
Medication Updates: Recall of Effexor issued by Manufacturer; FDA approves Hysingla ER

11/21/14
APNA Advocacy: 11/14 Congratulations to Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz; Letter in support of Medicare Telehealth Parity Act

11/12/14
APNA Advocacy: Letter to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees on FY 2015 appropriations

11/11/14
Free CE: 11/19 ANA Webinar - Closing The Revolving Door: Reducing Readmissions

11/10/14
APNA Advocacy: Comments on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Models & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2015

10/29/14
Resources for Dealng with Traumatic Events: Information and Resources with regards to Ebola now available

9/29/14
Military & PTSD Resources: 10/9 Webinar - Gender Issues and Sport-related Concussion

9/29/14
Integrated Care Resources: Checklist for Evaluating Health Promotion Programs for Persons with Serious Mental Illness

9/29/14
Substance Use Resources: Interactive map on states' Medicaid Benefits for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

9/29/14
APRN Resources: State billing and financial worksheets from SAMHSA

9/24/14
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community letters in support of the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act

9/19/14
Substance Use Resources: Archived webinar on integrating opiate agonist treatment

9/19/14
PTSD Resources: AHRQ Clinician Summary of research review of best strategies for reducing PTSD symptoms

9/19/14
Military & PTSD Education: Free CE Module on PTSD from AHRQ

9/9/14
Free CE: 2 new free webinars for National Recovery Month

9/9/14
Military & PTSD Resources: 9/25/14 DCoE Webinar - Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Health Care Providers and Leaders

9/8/14
Recovery Tools: Shared Decision Making Tool

9/8/14
Recovery Resources: Upcoming SAMHSA Recovery Month webcast - September 15th

9/5/14
Press Releases: 10 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Recognized with 2014 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Awards

9/2/14
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Response for Proposed Rule - Medicare Program Physician Fee Schedule

8/29/14
Other Educational Opportunities: 9/23 SAMHSA webinar - Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques To Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services

8/27/14
Child & Adolescent Resources: Clinical Report: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Abuse

8/27/14
Substance Use Resources: CMS SBIRT Fact Sheet

8/27/14
Military & PTSD Resources: PTSD Toolkit for Nurses

8/15/14
Military & PTSD Resources: 8/28 Free DCoE Webinar - A Population Approach to Treatment Engagement in Behavioral Health Care

8/15/14
Medication Updates: Belsomra approved to treat insomnia

8/14/14
Chapter Updates

California Chapter: August 26, 2014, "Vicarious Secondary Trauma", 6:30pm - Zoul Auditorium, St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Florida Chapter: Membership Meeting Conference Calls, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, September 18, 2014, January 15, 2015, and April 16, 2015.

Illinois Chapter: September 13, 2014, Chapter Annual Conference - Psychiatric Nurses: Caring for Patients Across the Life Span, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

New Jersey Chapter: November 2, 2014, Chapter Annual Conference, Details to follow

Tennessee Chapter: September 23, 2014, Membership Dinner Meeting, Knoxville, TN

8/11/14
Traumatic Events Resources: Disaster Substance Abuse Services: Planning and Preparedness podcast from SAMHSA
 
8/6/14
Other Educational Opportunities: Free 8/27/14 webinar - 5 Tools to Make Better Practice Management Decisions
 
8/6/14
Free CE: De-Stress and Take Care of Yourself: A Toolkit - 8/20/14
 
8/1/14
Grants and Scholarships: Yearly Nursing Track scholarship
 
8/1/14
Recovery Programs: APNA Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice
 
7/31/14
Medication Updates: AHRQ Clinician Summary - First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness
 
7/31/14
Other Educational Opportunities: FREE CME Course - First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness
 
7/30/14
Military & PTSD Resources: 8/14 Webinar - Breaking the Code: ICD-9-Clinical Modification Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Brain Injury
 
7/29/14
Medication Updates: Targiniq ER with abuse-deterrent properties approved
 
7/24/14
APNA Advocacy: Letter of congratulations to HHS Secretary Burwell
 
7/23/14
Annual Conference: Poster presenter information posted.
 
7/23/14
APNA Advocacy: Letter supporting nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of the VA, etter supporting Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014, letter to the VA supporting their work to modernize the VHA Nursing Handbook
 
7/18/14
RN Resources: New research article in Health Affairs
 
7/18/14
Annual Conference: New product theater announced!
 
7/14/14
Medication Updates: Tramadol placed into Schedule IV of Controlled Substances Act
 
7/11/14
Annual Conference: Updated info for presenters
 
7/11/14
Free CE: Free ANA webinar for APNA Members on 7/16: Healthy Work Environments: Improving Patient and Nurse Outcomes
 
7/11/14
Military & PTSD Resources: 7/24 Webinar: Hearing and Vision Impairment from Combat Trauma
 
7/10/14
Substance Use Resources: ONDCP 2014 Drug Control Strategy Fact Sheet
 
7/8/14
Press Releases: Continuing Nursing Education for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses – Registration is Open for the APNA 28th Annual Conference
 
7/2/14
Publications Discounts: 20% off select publications from Cambridge University Press for APNA members
 
6/26/14
APNA News: June Members' Corner now available!
 
6/26/14
Press Releases: To Support Safe Delivery of Health Care to Persons with Mental Illness, APNA Releases Updated Standards of Practice and Position Paper on Use of Seclusion and Restraint
 
6/9/14
APNA Advocacy: June Nursing Community Letters to Secretary Sebelius and the Veterans Administration
 
6/2/14
Traumatic Events Resources: SAMHSA TIP - Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services
 
6/2/14
Integrated Care: Recent articles from SAMHSA on the role of nurses in the integrated care team
 
5/27/14
Other Educational Opportunities: 6/18 ANA webinar - Navigating Meaningful Use: What It Means for Your Practice
 
5/16/14
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