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Chairs Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC - Chair Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC – Associate Chair   Vision The Council for Safe Environments (CSE) provides an integrated structure designed to thoughtfully address issues that impact the safety of persons served as well as service providers.   Goals Identify issues related to safe environments Explore current evidence related to issues Recommend strategies to promote safe, evidence-based, best practices Council for Safe Environments Members   View the CSE's Key Components/Elements of a "Safe" Environment Council for Safe Environments Member Bridge Communities   CSE Advisory Panel   CSE Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the CSE on Member Bridge! How to join .

The Safety Checks survey was sent out to the membership by the Council for Safe Environments in September of 2010.  Over 300 members filled out the survey.  Click on each question to view a summary of the responses.

Position Papers and Standards Dear APNA Friends and Family,    On behalf of APNA, I am very pleased to present the updated APNA Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement and Standards. These two documents were originally published in 2000 and have been revised to reflect the evolving nature of our practices and the new CMS and JCAHO guidelines.   We are extremely grateful to the Task Force on Seclusion and Restraint, which was ably co-chaired by Lynn DeLacy and Amy Rushton.



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

Announcing CPI West in San Diego March 17-18
Registration for the Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West will open in November.  |  View

Council for Mental Health Advocacy: Call for Members
Take a brief survey to join the Steering Committee or Advisory Panel of the Council for Mental Health Advocacy.  |  View

Incident in Utah: Honoring Nurse Wubbels and Taking Action
APNA stands in support of Nurse Wubbels, the American Nurses Association, and the Utah Nurses Association.  |  View

Free CE of the Month: October 2017
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through October 31st.  |  View

Hurricane Harvey: Volunteer to Provide Disaster Mental Health and Disaster Health Services
The Red Cross is recruiting and deploying new volunteers for the Hurricane Harvey response. |  View

Violence Prevention & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Support violence prevention efforts with the free Violence Prevention Toolkit. |  View

New APNA Career Center Launched
The recently upgraded career center features tools to tailor the job seeking experience. |  View

Meet the 2017 APNA Research Grant Recipients
Three nurses will receive the APNA Research Grant to fund their research or evidence-based projects. |  View

Just Upgraded: APNA eLearning Center
It is now even easier to use the APNA eLearning Center to find, download, and track the continuing education nurses need.  |  View

APNA Elections Results
The newest members of the APNA Board of Directors and the 2018 Nominating Committee have been selected.  |  View

Introducing the 2017 Class of APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars
30 exceptional nursing undergraduate/prelicensure and graduate students have been awarded the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarships.  |  View

Announcing the 2017 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Nine psychiatric-mental health nurses have been named the recipients of this year's APNA Annual Awards in recognition of their achievements.  |  View

PCSS-MAT Waiver Training Available Now
Free PCSS-MAT waiver training is now available for nurses and physician assistants.  |  View

Take Action: #StandforMentalHealth
Share the new APNA position paper on proactive health care policies to ease the burden of mental illness and substance use disorders.  |  View

Tobacco Dependence Resources
Updated expert-vetted online resources from the Tobacco Dependence Branch of the APNA Addictions Council.  |  View

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