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.
Learn about the role of the psychiatric-mental health registered nurse and find videos, profiles of RN-PMHs and more.
Guides, screening tools, FAQs, continuing education and more from organizations such as SAMHSA, NIDA, and APNA
FAQs and a general background on the topic, tools, examples of initiatives and best practices, and continuing education
Military and PTSD
Resources regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD treatment options, and tips for civilian health care professionals
Child and Adolescent
Resources covering topics such as child and adolescent trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, learning disabilities, and more
Resources from the Emergency Nurses Association, an Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework, webcasts, and more
Resources from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, helpful links, and continuing education on caring for older adults.
Multiple Chronic Conditions
Resources include a framework issued by the HHS Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions and APNA continuing education
Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more
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CDC National Hospital Care Survey - APNA encourages your health facility to participate!
The National Hospital Care Survey provides nationally representative data on utilization of inpatient hospital care, as well as care delivered in emergency departments, outpatient departments, and hospital-based ambulatory surgery locations.
Webinar: “The _____ (Doctor/Nurse/Other) Will See You Now”: Rethinking Scope of Practice
Alliance for Health Reform
Archived webinar which was held Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Covers the latest state legislation to allow nurses, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to do more to care for patients.
RN-PMH Council Communities
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It is the mission of the APNA RN-PMH Council to identify issues, gather pertinent information to better understand these issues, and develop recommendations to the Board of Directors on projects or positions that APNA should undertake.
To represent the identity and voice of the Psychiatric Mental Health Staff Nurse, the RN-PMH Council will:
Implement the processes and procedures necessary to carry out the role, mission and vision of the Council
Establish Council project priorities based on the survey of psychiatric nurses conducted earlier this year
Establish a Steering Committee to organize and facilitate the work necessary to address targeted priorities
Establish Working Committees and identify Advisory Panel members, as necessary, to work on specific priorities
Work collaboratively with the other APNA Councils and as part of the Inner Council Task Force to represent the RN-PMH
Identify and submit RN-PMH Council Members for consideration and membership on the APNA Rapid Response Team
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