The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
President's Message: Reducing the Use of Seclusion & Restraint
Member Profile: Joseph Griffey, 2013 APNA BOD Student Scholar
Member News: Nurses in the News!
Annual Conference: Registration is Open!
Annual Awards: Psych Nurse Superstars
CPI: Recap
JAPNA: May/June Issue Now Online
Resource Roundup: New Online Resources
New Members: 426 new members since April!

President's Message: Reducing the Use of Seclusion & Restraint
Partnering with individuals in ways that respect autonomy and integrate trauma-informed principles is critical to psychiatric-mental health nursing care. We understand well the importance of ensuring person-centered, trauma informed, and recovery-focused care. (Cont'd)

Member Profile: Joseph Griffey, 2013 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholar
Joe shares his experiences as a Board Student Scholar over the past year, including finding support from fellow psychiatric-mental health nurses when he truly needed it, attending the APNA Annual Conference last year in San Antonio, connecting with a mentor, and more! (Read More)

Member News: Psych Nurses in the Spotlight!
Pat Cunningham interviewed in podcast for Johnson & Johnson Nursing Notes; Carole Farley-Toombs featured in article on psychiatric urgent care; Wanda Hilliard featured in article on mental health crisis walk-in clinic; Michael Rice interviewed for psych nurse panel podcast; Grayce Sills awarded the first OSU Harding Hospital Grayce M. Sills Nurse of the Year Award; Gail Stuart's article on integration published in the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions e-Newsletter. (More Info)

Annual Conference: Registration is open!
Curious about what sorts of sessions you’ll find at the Annual Conference this year? The APNA 28th Annual Conference program is now available online and registration is open! This year we’ll have a whopping 3 keynote presentations, 30 pre-conferences, 64 concurrent sessions, 32 mini-concurrent sessions…all presented by psychiatric-mental health nurses and professionals. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 130 continuing education contact hours total on-site and online after the conference! (Learn More & Register!)

Annual Awards: Psych Nurse Superstars
Congratulations the recipients of the 2014 APNA Annual Awards! The recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 28th Annual Conference, in a press release, in APNA News, and on the APNA website. We will share more about the recipients and their achievements throughout the summer and fall. (More Info)

APNA Psychopharmacology Institute: Recap
450 psychiatric-mental health nurses gathered in Reston, Virginia to swap experiences with colleagues from varying backgrounds, learn practical and evidence-based information, and earn up to 21.5 contact hours on-site! From the impact of SSRI and SNRI medications on sleep architecture to the current evidence of marijuana applications in medical care, the sessions covered a wide breadth of research and information relevant to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. (Cont'd)

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association: May/June Issue
The May/June issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is now online. This issue includes original articles on aggression among psychiatric inpatients, informing PMH nursing practice with findings from Human Rights Authority Reports, and the psychological impact of the earthquake and tsunami which struck East Japan. (Access JAPNA)

Resource Roundup: New Resources in the APNA Resource Center
  • Integrated Care: Recent articles from SAMHSA on the role of nurses in the integrated care team
  • APRN Resources: 2012 HRSA National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners

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