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Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN 2010 Award for Excellence in Education Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, recipient of this year’s APNA Award for Excellence in Education, describes himself as a “clinician turned academic.” For him, education serves as a means to an end. By giving students from all areas access to superior training and education, he is by extension improving the care of those who suffer from mental illness.

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The results are in! The APNA Education Council completed a survey of the membership, where each person indicated his/her level of interest in a variety of topics for future APNA continuing education programs. 751 people responded. Here are the results: Interesting results? Talk to each other about it! Log on to Member Bridge today and start a converstation! Education Council Members About the Education Council     Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join  .

APNA holds two national conferences each year, the CPI Conference in June and the Annual Conference in October. The association also tries to make available as many continuing education opportunities to its members as possible. This area of the site organizes these offerings into one place.

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.

APNA holds two national conferences each year, the CPI Conference in June and the Annual Conference in October. The association also tries to make available as many continuing education opportunities to its members as possible. This area of the site organizes these offerings into one place.

What do psychiatric-mental health nurses (PMHNs) do? Can you specialize within psychiatric nursing? How can I become a PMHN? Why do psychiatric-mental health nurses obtain a master's or doctoral degree? How do I find a good program for psychiatric nursing? Are PMHNs certified? What about titles for PMHNs? How can I determine if psychiatric nursing is for me before I enter a basic nursing program? What is the annual salary for PMHMs? Is psychiatric-mental health nursing experiencing a shortage now? How do psychiatric-mental health nurses differ from psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists? How can nurses “switch” to psychiatric nursing? How can I find out more about psychiatric nursing? What do psychiatric-mental health nurses (PMHN) do? Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMHN develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship     Each year, nursing students from across the United States are invited to apply and nursing faculty are invited to nominate one or more students from their school for the APNA BOD Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 30th Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, winners receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA.



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

2016 APNA Elections Results
New members of the APNA Board of Directors and 2017 Nominating Committee have been announced. They will be sworn in at the APNA 30th Annual Conference. |  View

Press Release Announcing New Education to Address Opioid Use
The no cost educational sessions were designed to support nurses in all fields as they address the opioid use epidemic. |  View

New Resources on Violence Prevention
New toolkit and position paper to support psychiatric-mental health nurses in their violence prevention efforts. |  View

Comment on New VA Regulatory Proposal
The VA has requested comments on a proposal to allow APRNs full practice authority within the scope of their VA employment. |  View

Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
CPI Attendees, remember to complete your evaluations by July 25, 2016!

Register Now for the APNA 30th Annual Conference
Earn up to 128+ continuing education contact hours by registering for this year's conference in Hartford, Connecticut. |  View

Announcing the 2016 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
The 11 recipients will be honored in person at the APNA 30th Annual Conference, on the APNA website, in the newsletter, and in an APNA press release.  |  View

Annual Conference Sessions Now Available Online
Podcast recordings of 63 sessions presented at the APNA 29th Annual Conference are now available online for CE. |  View

APNA Joins White House Effort to Address Opioid Misuse and Overdose Epidemic in Communities across Nation
The effort seeks to train health care providers, improve access to treatment, and raise awareness of the risks of prescription drug misuse.  |  View