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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 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 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 Workplace Violence 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. Determining Staffing Needs of Inpatient Psychiatric Units 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    



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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.

Celebrate Excellence with the APNA Annual Awards
Recognize a colleague for their commitment to psychiatric-mental health nursing with an APNA Annual Award by April 18.  |  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

Now Accepting Applications: APNA Board of Directors Scholarship
Help us find up to 30 exceptional graduate and undergraduate/pre-licensure nursing students to receive the 2017 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship!  |  View

APNA 2017 Call for Nominations
Submit a nomination for the APNA Board of Directors and 2018 Nominating Committee by April 17, 2017.   |  View

Register Now for the APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
CPI, to be held June 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland, will offer up to 21.5 continuing education contact hours in psychopharmacology.  |  View

Free CE: February 14 - March 15
Nearly all sessions in the APNA eLearning Center will be free of cost for members beginning February 14.  |  View

Buprenorphine Waiver Training for APRNs
APNA and PCSS-MAT have partnered to provide no cost MAT waiver training to nurses and physician assistants.  |  View

APNA Research Grants: Now Accepting Proposals
APNA is seeking research proposals from new nurse researchers to be awarded funding between $1,000 and $10,000.   |  View

APNA 31st Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
Submit an abstract for consideration as a presentation at this fall's conference in Phoenix. |  View

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

2016 APNA Activity Report Available Now
This report speaks to key APNA activities from the past year. |  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

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