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APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
Apply now for a scholarship to receive a trip to the APNA 33rd Annual Conference and complimentary membership for one year.  |  View

Call for Nominations: APNA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
The 2019 Nominating Committee is seeking thought leaders interested in serving on the APNA Board of Directors as President Elect or Member-at-Large, as well as members interested in participating on the 2020 Nominating Committee.  |  View

Apply Now for the APNA Research Grant
New psychiatric-mental health nurse researchers are encouraged to apply for grants to fund their research and evidence-based projects.  |  View

APNA 33rd Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
Submit an abstract by March 4th for the APNA 33rd Annual Conference.  |  View

Register Now for CPI West
Registration is now open for the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West this March 16-17 in San Diego.  |  View

APNA News - November 2018
Get tips on building relationships, hear from two of the poster presenters at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, and more. |  View

Free CE of the Month: January 2019
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through January 31.  |  View

2018 APNA Annual Activity Report
View reports from the APNA President, Treasurer, and Secretary that speak to APNA's activities this year. |  View

Press Release: APNA Releases Education to Help Nurses Prevent Suicide in Acute Care Settings
A program is now available to train nurses working in Medical/Surgical units, emergency departments, and other non-psychiatric settings in the skills of suicide assessment and prevention. |  View

2018 Elections Results
Please welcome the new members of the APNA Board of Directors and 2019 Nominating Committee. Thank you to those who voted! |  View

Press Release: Announcing the 2018 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses and one APNA chapter have been selected to receive the 2018 APNA Annual Awards. |  View

APNA Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families
In the full statement, your psychiatric-mental health nursing organization urges national leaders to halt immigration policy.  |  View

Violence Prevention & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Support violence prevention efforts with the free Violence Prevention Toolkit. |  View

PCSS-MAT Waiver Training Available Now
Free PCSS-MAT waiver training is now available for nurses and physician assistants.  |  View

Take Action: #StandforMentalHealth
Share the APNA position paper on proactive health care policies to ease the burden of mental illness and substance use disorders.  |  View

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