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Continuing Education

From live conferences to on demand podcasts, get the education you need to keep your practice current, earn contact hours for your certification, or gain expertise in a specific topic with APNA nursing continuing professional development!

Click on the links below to learn more about each evidence-based program in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

If you are an institution interested in providing access to any of APNA’s continuing education programs to a group of learners, please email apnagrouporders@apna.org.

 

Conferences Online Education In-Person Courses

APNA National Conferences

Get updates on psychiatric-mental health nursing while connecting with your community at APNA national conferences.

APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

Planned for nurses, by nurses
Save the Dates:
APNA 20th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 9-12, 2022 | Reston, Virginia

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APNA Annual Conference

Save the Dates:
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Activating Our Voices: Who We Are, What We Do, What We Need
October 19-22, 2022 | Long Beach, CA

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Browse Online Education

Access content like podcasts, online courses, and more to keep your PMH nursing knowledge up-to-date on your schedule.

View all Available Courses in the eLearning Center

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health

Contact Hours: 1
Examine the importance of caring for your own mental health and provide actionable strategies to foster well-being for yourself so that you can provide the best possible care to

An Interprofessional Approach to Training Students in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Contact Hours: 0.25
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do ...

The Acute Care Nurse’s Role in Harm Reduction for Persons with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Contact Hours: 0.25
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do ...

Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders: Essential Curricular Thread for Nursing Education

Contact Hours: 0.25
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do ...

Healthcare Workers and Substance Use Disorder: One Nurse’s Story

Contact Hours: 0.5
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do ...

Psychiatric Nurses’ Knowledge of Misused and Diverted Medications

Contact Hours: 0.5
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do ...

APNA PMH Nurse Suicide Prevention Training Renewal Course

Contact Hours: 3.5
If your APNA Suicide Prevention Provider card has expired, don’t worry! Complete this online-self-paced course to renew & ensure that your practice is safe & current...

Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder

Contact Hours: 1.5-3.5
Access free courses to support you and your fellow nurses as you provide care to individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.

Understanding the Brain-Behavior Connection

Contact Hours: 5.0
Gain an understanding of the biological basis for behavior with this certificate program.

Medications For Addiction Treatment Training

Contact Hours: 8.0-16.0
Free waiver training for nurses who wish to offer medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders.

APNA Transitions in Practice

Contact Hours: 16.0
Onboard new PMH-RNs or build the skills needed succeed with this online certificate program.

Seclusion and Restraint: Assessment and Risk Mitigation

Contact Hours: 1.0
Identify and mitigate risks associated with seclusion and restraint with this webinar.

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  • Bonus Points Program
    A member benefit, bonus points are used in the APNA eLearning Center to “purchase” content.
  • Mentoring Opportunities
    Mentors and mentees can find and connect with each other based upon experience, specialty, location, knowledge area, or even method of communication.
  • Continuing Education Program Reviewers
    Become a Peer Reviewer! Earn contact hours and bonus points by reviewing sessions and handouts, and completing the post test, evaluation and peer reviewing document.
  • Other Educational Opportunities
    APNA provides links to educational opportunities offered by other associations and governmental agencies at its discretion.