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AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship This scholarship is for attendance to the APNA Annual Conference. The APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship includes free registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA Annual Conference. In addition, winners will receive one year complimentary membership to APNA.

Recovery Programs Find information about programs and initiatives associated with advancing recovery concepts and practices.  Programs such as: SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Initiative & APNA's Involvement Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services The Annapolis Coalition   Guides, Kits & Tools Resources for implementing recovery-based best practices from organizations such as SAMHSA and the Annapolis Coalition.  Resources include: A guide to promoting quality improvement in behavioral health services A kit for developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs A tool for improving patient-provider communication         Reports Reports that offer current resources, statistics and facts related to recovery and mental illness from such organizations as: The Campaign for Mental Health Recovery The Joint Commission   Upcoming Educational Opportunities A listing of upcoming educational opportunities pertaining to recovery from organizations like: SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Initiative SAMHSA 10x10 Wellness Campaign         Recovery to Practice Archived Webinars Free webinars offered by the SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Initiative.

Click on the links 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.

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.       Trauma An assortment of materials, fact sheets, and guides for professionals and the public.

Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes   Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes Trend Update (pdf) - October 2013: CMS is tracking the progress of the Partnership by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is a the percent of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome.     Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Video: Discover Mental Health - The Forgotten Piece in Elder Care A 9.

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.

APNA & Joining Forces   Joining Forces is First Lady Michele Obama's initiative  which works with organizations such as APNA to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. General Resources Find guides, tips and other resources for civilian mental health professionals and military consumers on: Working with patients in the military Navigating the VA's mental health system Finding support when transferring to a new location Treating servicemen returning from deployment     PTSD Resources Resources from various organizations, including fact sheets, reports, clinical guidelines and more. Topics covered include: Therapies and pharmacological approaches for treating PTSD Current PTSD research US military's guidelines and policies regarding PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Includes resources from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and others on topics such as: Treating patients with lingering symptoms of mild TBI Patient education Cognitive rehabilitation Associated long-term health effects      Educational Opportunities Find announcements about upcoming and current educational opportunities on military mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury from sources such as Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury SAMHSA APNA APNA Continuing Education Presentations from past APNA Conferences in webinar and podcast format available in the APNA eLearning Center.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Treatment Improvement Protocol: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders (pdf) Provides clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain and SAMHSA's best-practice guidelines for prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders—encourages cooperation and communication between health care professionals who specialize in pain management and those who focus on addiction.   APNA Continuing Education in the APNA eLearning Center: Session Contact Hrs   Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding and Addressing the Metabolic Pathophysiology in Psychiatric Disorders * 1.75 More Info Sleep Disorders and Comorbid Medical & Mental Health Conditions * 1.

General Resources Links to organizations and resource centers whose main focus is on the prevention and treatment of substance use. Guides & Reports Extensive list of guides, toolkits, research reports and statistics and more from organizations such as NIH, SAMHSA, and ONDCP. Screening Tools & Resources Several screening tools and resources that clinicians can use to determine substance use, discuss results, and refer to treatment, if necessary.

Here you will find important information for psychiatric mental health nursing. 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.

The therapeutic management of psychiatric patients in the emergency department is an important  and complicated issue.   Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) - Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department ENA & APNA Collaborations Joint Consensus Statement on Suicide in Emergency Care Settings Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework ENA Position Statements Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Patients Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Drug) and the Emergency Care Setting ENA Connection Articles Agitation - The Chest Pain of Behavioral Emergencies Development of Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework Psychiatric Care, Our Nation in Crisis Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department:  The Dilemma of Extended Lengths of Stay   The SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resource Center:  Suicide Prevention Tips for Emergency Medical Services and the Workplace The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has just enhanced its Customized Information Sheets series by developing new resources that provide basic information on how to identify and respond to individuals who may be suicidal or at high risk for suicide.   Suicide Prevention Center Webinar:  Advancing Suicide Prevention Practice in the Emergency Department Setting Suicide attempts constitute an increasing proportion of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations.

APNA CareerLine International Psychiatric Nursing Organizations Government Health Mental Health Mental Health Associations Mental Health Conferences Nursing Research, Foundations & Scholarship Behavioral Practice Guidelines           International Psychiatric Nursing Organizations Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses HandsOnScotland International Association of Forensic Nurses International Nurses Society on Addictions International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan  Turkish Psychiatric Nurses Association (Back to Top) Government   Americans with Disabilities Act Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion National Center for Health Statistics FedStats Military Connection National Science Foundation Library of Congress U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ - Mental Health healthfinder.

Year: Medication:  Antipsychotics Belsomra Cymbalta Farxiga Lunesta Methylphenidate Naloxone/Evzio Olanzapine/Zyprexa Opioids Tanzeum Targiniq ER Tramadol Zolpidem Zyprexa General Resources:   DEA Pharmacists' Manual FDA Medication Updates NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide 2014 Recall of Effexor issued by Manufacturer Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. recalled 68,000 bottles of venlafaxine (Effexor) this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. FDA approves Hysingla ER This extended-release, single-entity hydrocodone product has abuse-deterrent properties             Sleep Drug Belsomra approved by FDA Approved for use as needed to treat insomnia.




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