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When you attend an APNA event, you reconnect with your why. You re-energize your practice while engaging with psychiatric-mental health nurses from around the nation. And you get the contact hours you need to stay up to date with cutting-edge care.


APNA 38th Annual Conference

Registration open now!
October 9-12, 2024
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky or virtual

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APNA Suicide Prevention Certificate Program

New Course Launched March 2024

This interactive online and on-demand training will increase your confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention. Get evidence-based nursing knowledge and best practices from this content developed to improve the knowledge, attitudes, skills and critical thinking of psychiatric-mental health nurses caring for persons at risk for suicide.

Practical Nursing Strategies in Suicide Prevention

New Course Launched July 2024

1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours

The high prevalence of suicide is a major public health concern and nurses in non-mental health settings are uniquely positioned to make a difference in the lives of individuals at risk for suicide. This course supports and strengthens nurses, in non-mental health settings, providing a skillset to screen and provide life-saving interventions for patients at risk for suicide. The course content was based on the APNA’s Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide. Leading experts in the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing have developed content and evidence-based strategies that nurses will be able to apply for the prevention of suicide.

The course is self-paced with supplemental activities and resources, including handouts, glossary of terms, references, and other resources. It focuses on evidence-based nursing knowledge which data show increases non-PMH-RNs’ confidence in their individual practice, as well as their competence in the nursing skills of suicide prevention, screening and initial management of persons at risk for suicide.

Registrants have 90 days from date of registration to complete the full certificate program and earn nursing continuing professional development contact hours.