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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.

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 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Your school may submit multiple nominees/applicants - please let others know about this opportunity! Submit completed applications no later than May 9, 2016.   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 2016 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.

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.



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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.

Free Safety Toolbox for 2016 Nurses Week and Mental Health Month
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Register Now for the 14th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
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Annual Conference Sessions Now Available Online
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March 2016 Members' Corner Now Available
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Apply Now for the 2016 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Awarded to graduate and undergraduate/pre-licensure students, this scholarship includes registration to the APNA 30th Annual Conference and a year's membership to APNA. Deadline: May 9 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