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This page of the site is your resource concerning RN level psychiatric mental health nursing. Visit each section to find resources tailored to your needs.   About RN-PMHs Learn about the role of the psychiatric-mental health registered nurse and find videos, profiles of RN-PMHs and more.

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resources covering topics such as child and adolescent trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, learning disabilities, and more Emergency Nursing Resources regarding psychiatric-mental health care in emergency departments and more. Geropsych Nursing Resources from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, helpful links, and continuing education on caring for older adults.       Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care FAQs and a general background on the topic, tools, examples of initiatives and best practices, and continuing education Military Mental Health & PTSD Resources regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD treatment options, and tips for civilian health care professionals Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources on caring for persons with mental health and chronic conditions, including an HHS framework and APNA continuing education       Recovery Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more Safety A toolkit of resources and key messages which speak to the key role psychiatric-mental health nurses play in promoting safety.

Welcome to the APNA Resource Center! Here you will find a collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses. From position papers to graduate school listings to a wealth of links to other relevant websites, the resource center is your first access point for information on your nursing specialty. Not sure if what you're looking for is in one of these sections?  Search the Site   PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics Includes: child and adolescent, emergency, geropsych, military and PTSD, multiple chronic conditions, recovery, and substance use.

Tobacco Dependence / Smoking Cessation Resources Links to education and resources on reduction of tobacco dependence in individuals with mental health concerns. Current Substance Use Data and Statistics Links to resources providing current data trends and statistical analysis of substance use in the United States.   General Resources Links to organizations and resource centers whose main focus is on the prevention and treatment of substance use.

The Integration of Mental Health Care into Primary Care and Specialty Health Care Integration has arrived - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses must be ready to plan and implement the integration of mental health care into primary and specialty healthcare and participate in these settings!   An Introduction Why does the integration of mental health care into primary and specialty health care matter? Find out why by reading an introduction and FAQs prepared by the APNA Board of Directors. Then, learn more by watching the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy's video on the policy implications of integrated care.       General Resources A listing of websites that offer extensive content related to integrated physical and mental health care, such as: HRSA SAMSHA University of Washington AIMS Center Guides, Reports, and Tools A variety of resources specifically for implementing an integrated care model, such as: Various models of integrated care Forms and patient tracking tools Roadmaps and operational advice   Webinars Webinar presentations providing introductions to integrated care and information on related topics such as: How to finance integrated health care Person-centered health homes Addressing substance use issues in primary care   Best Practice Approaches & Initiatives Learn more about the various approaches to integrated care and initiatives that have been implemented throughout the country.

General Mental Health General resources regarding child and adolescent mental health. APNA Continuing Education Webinars in the APNA eLearning Center that deal with child and adolescent mental health. LGBTQ Children and Adolescents Resources for supporting LGBTQ children and adolescents.

Seclusion & Restraint 2000, Revised May 2007, Revised April 2014, Revised March 2018 Position Paper Standards of Practice Mental Health Policy March 2017 Position Paper Take Action Violence Prevention July 2016 Position Paper Toolkit Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses’ Role in Care of Detainees & Prisoners March 2016 Position Paper The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health October 2015 Position Paper Competencies for Nurse-Assessment and Management of Inpatient Suicide Risk February 2015 Position Paper Essential Competencies Scope & Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing June 2014 Position Seclusion & Restraint 2000, Revised May 2007, Revised April 2014 Position Paper Standards of Practice Competency-Based Training for PMH Nurse Generalists: Inpatient Intervention and Prevention of Suicide August 2013 Position Paper Expansion of APRN Presciptive Authority to Include Prescription of Buprenorphine & Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) July 2013 Position Paper Primary Care February 2013 Position Paper Adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) September 2012 Position Paper Staffing Inpatient Units September 2011 Position Paper Position on LACE Recommendations February 2011 Position Paper Electroconvulsive Therapy January 2011 Position Paper Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses October 2010 Position Paper Smoking Cessation October 2008 Position Paper   Archived Papers Please note that these papers are for archival purposes only and do not necessarily represent APNA's current positions. Workplace Violence October 2008 Determining Staffing Needs of Inpatient Psychiatric Units Position Paper Position Paper Mandatory Outpatient Treatment (MOT) January 2003 Position Paper PMH Nurse Roles Outcomes Evaluation and Management August 1998 Position Paper Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses September 1995 Position Paper Professional Titling & Credentialing for PMH APRNs April 2003 Position Paper Roles of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in Managed Care August 1998 Position Paper    

Click on the map below to view the psychiatric-mental health nursing graduate programs available in each state.  Contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762) or inform@apna.org to add your current program to the list.

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship 30 undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate students will receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA and a trip to the APNA 32nd Annual Conference. Application Deadline: May 7, 2018   Best Nursing Degree Best Nursing Degree Scholarship Awarded quarterly, this scholarship gives $2500 to entry level nursing students or nurses who are attending school to expand their practice. Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 - NOW CLOSED   GradSchools.

Consensus Model for APRN Regulation Frequently Asked Questions from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 1. Why was the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation developed? The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education (APRN Consensus Model) is a uniform model of regulation for the future of advanced practice nursing that is designed to align the interrelationships among licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE). ANCC anticipates that the consistency—and clarity—that results from the new regulatory model will benefit individual nurses and enhance patient care.

General Information 1. What is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse? 2. How did the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse role begin? APRN Education 3.

PMH-APRN Scope of Practice Map (members only) - State by state guide to PMH-APRN scope of practice. Includes information pulled from each state's nurse practice act and more. CNS Prescriptive Privileges by State (pdf) - From NCSBN, a January 2012 table detailing clinical nurse specialist prescriptive privileges by state.

Year: Medication:  Abilify (aripiprazole) Addyi Antipsychotics Aripiprazole Aristada Belsomra Brintellix Buprenorphine and naloxone Probuphine Clozapine Chantix and Zyban Cymbalta Daytrana Diazepam Effexor Farxiga Fentanyl and Opioids Geodon Hysingla ER Ingrezza Lamictal (lamotrigine) Lorazepam Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) Lunesta Methylphenidate Naloxone Naloxone/Evzio Naltrexone Olanzapine Olanzapine/Zyprexa Opana ER Opioids Opioids and Benzodiazepines UPDATE: Opioids and Benzodiazepines Rexulti Strattera Sublocade Tanzeum Targiniq ER Tramadol Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Vraylar Vynase Ziprasidone Zolpidem Zyprexa General Resources:   DEA Pharmacists' Manual FDA Medication Updates NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide         2018 Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira Recalled Due to the potential presence of particulate matter, Hospira, Inc is recalling lots 72680LL and 76510LL of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection. FDA warns about immune system reaction with Lamictal (lamotrigine) This can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and lead to hospitalization and death, especially if the reaction is not diagnosed and treated quickly.  FDA approves Lucemyra for the mitigation of withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults.




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