New Online Continuing Nursing Education

APNA 25th Annual Conference Podcasts now available in the APNA eLearning Center*
Session Track Contact Hrs
1023 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Behavioral Treatment of Persistent Auditory Hallucinations Pre-Conference 1.25
1025 Survival Skills for Family Practice/Primary Care Nurses: Managing the Care of the Complicated Mental Health Patient in the Primary Care Setting *The content of this CNE pertains to pharmacology.* Pre-Conference 1.75
1032 Psychiatric Integrated Practice: Transitioning to a More Complete Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Practice for the Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Pre-Conference 1.25
2011 Using Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory in Classwork to Engage Undegraduate Nursing Students Undergraduate Education 0.75
2013 The Language of Recovery: 'Making it Real' for Patients, Families and Colleagues Recovery 0.75
2014 Cardiometabolic Side Effects of Risperidone in Children with Autism *The content of this CNE pertains to pharmacology.* Child & Adolescent 0.75
2015 Managing Metabolic Syndrome in a Partial Hospitalization Program: A Feasibility Study Integrated Physical & Mental Health 0.75
2016 Understanding and Preventing Suicide Among Military and Veterans Military 1.0
2017 Nurse Capacity to Care for Mental Health Patients Capacity to Care 0.75
2022 Standing Up to Sitter Costs Administration 0.75
2024 Predicting Treatment Response of Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance Child & Adolescent 0.75
2025 Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Severe Mental Illness Integrated Physical & Mental Health 0.75
2027 Psychiatric Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Hospitalized Patients Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder Experiencing Self Harm Issues and Implications in Clinical Nursing Practice Capacity to Care 0.75
2031 Use Of Simulation in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Education: Students' Experiences of Hearing Voices that are Distressing Undergraduate Education 0.75
2032 A Violence Prevention Model for Acute Behavioral Health Care Administration 0.75
2034 Pediatric Psychiatric/Behavioral Emergencies in the Emergency Department: Urgency, Safety, Service and the Need for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Child & Adolescent 0.75
2036 Understanding the Impact the Perpetrator/Victim Relationship has on Unwanted Sexual Experiences Military 0.75
3011 Social Networking for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses Practice & Research 0.75
3012 Developing Video Cases for Interdisciplinary Depression Training Graduate Education 0.5
3013 Talking the Talk: Language that Helps/Hinders Recovery Recovery 0.75
3014 Clinical Decision Making to Manage Disruptive Behavior in Older Adults: What Psychiatric Nurses Say They Do vs. What They Document Older Adults 0.75
3015 Developing a Doula Intervention for Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Women's Health 0.75
3016 The Effect of Weighted Quilts on Sleep in Patients with Depression, Anxiety or Bi-polar Disorder. A Pilot Study. Inpatient 0.75
3017 Gaga or Gershwin? What Every Psychiatric Nurse Needs to Know about Influence of Music on Emotion, Cognition, and Behavior Music Interventions 1.0
3025 Reproductive Psychiatry: A Lifespan Approach to the Treatment of Women's Mental Illness *The content of this CNE pertains to pharmacology.* Women's Health 0.75
3031 A Community Partnership Approach to Enhancing Psychiatric Nursing Education: Results of a Demonstration Project Undergraduate Education 0.75
3036 Managing Violence and Abuse at the Bedside: The Role of the Psychiatric Liaison Nurse Inpatient 0.75
3042 Psychiatric Nurse Practioner Graduate Training Graduate Education 0.5
3043 Mindfulness and Music in the Crisis Stabilization Setting Recovery 0.75
3045 Behavioral and Physical Health Integration in the Community Mental Health Center:  A Truly Integrated Approach Integrated Physical & Mental Health 0.75
3047 Theoretical Concepts to Treat Individuals with Eating Disorders: An Integrative Approach Practice 0.75
3051 Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council Interactive Panel Interactive Panel 1.0
4011 Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD in Female Veterans Forensic 0.5
4012 Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Role in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation in the Emergency Department: DAWN-ing of a New Day *The content of this CNE pertains to Pharmacology.* Emergency Departments 0.75
4013 Sensory Interventions: Integrating Recovery Principles in Acute Care Psychiatric Settings Recovery 0.75
4015 Depression, Cancer Therapy-Related Symptoms, and Self-Care Among Mexican American Adults Integrated Physical & Mental Health 0.5
4016 PTSD Related Sleep Disturbances: Non-pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Interventions *The content of the CNE pertains to pharmacology.* Military 0.75
4021 Mental Illness and Problematic Sexual Behaviors: A Challenge We Must Face Forensic 0.75
4022 Programming Model for the Emergency Department Emergency Departments 0.75
4023 Optimizing Safety and Quality Outcomes Through Patient-Centered Recovery Model Care Interventions in the Acute Psychiatric Milieu Recovery 0.75
4027 The Seriously Mentally Ill Older Adult: Perceptions of the Patient-Provider Relationship Research 0.75
4031 The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Project in the Honolulu Police Department, Central Receiving Division Cellblock Forensic 0.75
4032 Effective Reduction of Restraint and Seclusion in the Psychiatric Emergency Department while Maintaining a Safe Milieu Emergency Departments 0.5
4033 Implementing a Consumer Participation Program in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Lessons Learned Recovery 0.5
4035 The Integration of Mental Health Care into Primary and Specialty Health Care -- (Wanted! Psych Nurses!) Integrated Physical & Mental Health 0.75
4037 The Structure of the Lived Experience of the Expert Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Nurse and Their Meaning of Expertise Research 1.0

*Conference Attendees can use their Attendee Bonus Points to order these podcasts FOR FREE:

  1. Go to the APNA eLearning Center at
  2. Sign in using your APNA account username and password. (All attendees have an account in the system already. If you don’t know your login information, call APNA Membership at 855-863-APNA (2762).)
  3. Click on My eLearning in the left menu. This will bring up two tabs: My eLearning History and My Bonus Points.
  4. Click on the My Bonus Points tab. Here you will see a listing of the bonus points assigned to you based on your Conference Registration Type.
  5. If you registered for the full conference, you will see a listing of bonus points called 2011 AC Attendee. These points will be eligible for all of the sessions from Thursday-Saturday that are currently posted.
    • If you registered for only one day of the conference, you will have access to only the sessions from that day.  The appropriate number of bonus points needed to order those podcasts will be listed in your account.
    • As more of the conference podcasts become accessible online, the number of bonus points in your account will increase accordingly.
  6. For attendees who registered for the pre-conference sessions as well, there will be a separate bonus points listing called 2011 AC Pre-Con Attendee for those podcasts as they are available. Three are now available and more are coming soon!

If you have any questions about using the APNA eLearning Center and your bonus points, please consult the eLearning Center How-to on our website: or the FAQs at

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