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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 ...

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.

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 18th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute Clinical Practice During COVID-19

Contact Hours: 0.5
A panel discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical practice and strategies for providing care to patients during this time.

Motivational Interviewing: Free for Everyone through 12/31

Contact Hours: 3
Learn best practices for motivational interviewing and how best to apply it to the care you provide to your patients in this three-part presentation.

Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19: The Community Resiliency Model

Contact Hours: 1.5
Learn to use sensory awareness tools to strengthen accessibility to your “best-self” in service of self-care and as a therapeutic intervention for individuals and communities alike.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA)

Free Access to Articles for APNA Members!

Earn continuing education from articles in JAPNA – new issues available bi-monthly! Here’s how to access the current CE article available to you:

  • Click the button below and use your APNA account info to log in.
  • Click on the Current Issue button.
  • Scroll through the articles to find the Free CE icon which indicates that the article is eligible for continuing education.
  • Click on the article title to read it.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the section labeled “Continuing Education”.
  • Follow the instructions to take a post-test and complete an online evaluation. You’ll then be able to print or email your CE certificate!

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Free Continuing Education from Outside Organizations

This continuing education is provided by organizations not affiliated with APNA. Posting here does not imply endorsement of content.

Binge-Eating Disorder: Developing a Treatment Plan for Binge-Eating Disorder When First-Line Options Fail

Contact Hours: 1.5
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) webinar

Contact Hours: 1
Designed for˜health care professionals seeking information on urine drug screens, their interpretation, and cross reactivity of different substances.

Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses

Contact Hours: 2.5
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Free Access to CE Activities

Contact Hours: 1
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Applying the Latest Genetics Findings to Your Practice

Contact Hours: 0.75
American Society of Human Genetic Global Virtual Meeting

Child Welfare Online Tutorials

Contact Hours: 4.5
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Major Depressive Disorder: Using the Components of Shared Decision Making in Treatment Planning

Contact Hours: 2.25
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Rx Drugs

Contact Hours: 1.75
National Institute on Drug Abuse

PCSS Training & Education

Training and education focused on evidence-based clinical practices in prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders.

Engaging the Nursing Community in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Contact Hours: 0.25
National Institute on Drug Abuse