APNA Press Releases

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2020

7/20/20

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2020 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

Nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses and one APNA chapter have been selected to receive 2020 APNA Annual Awards.

 

2019

12/3/19

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces New Executive Director

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE as its new Executive Director.

8/28/19

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The two nursing organizations have partnered to issue a statement defining the roles that nurse anesthetists and psychiatric-mental health nurses play in ketamine infusion therapy for psychiatric disorders.

7/14/19

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Elections Results

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership has voted in 6 psychiatric-mental health nurse leaders to serve on the Board of the Directors and the 2020 Nominating Committee.

6/21/19

30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

The APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship program cultivates the next generation of nurse leaders as well as encouraging students to pursue psychiatric-mental health nursing.

4/24/19

Report: Shortage of Trained Professionals a Growing Threat to U.S. Mental Health System

With suicide, depression, substance use at crisis levels, psychiatric-mental health nurses can improve patient access to effective treatment.

1/8/19

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 APNA Annual Conference

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 33rd Annual Conference, October 2-5, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submissions will be accepted through March 4, 2019.

 

2018

10/16/18

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 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.

 

9/11/18

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Welcomes Members to Board of Directors and 2019 Nominating Committee

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership voted in three psychiatric-mental health nurse leaders to serve on the Board of the Directors and three to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee.

 

8/28/18

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2018 Annual Awards Recipients

Nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses and one APNA chapter have been selected to receive the 2018 APNA Annual Awards.

 

8/7/18

30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship. The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in the profession.

 

6/19/18

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families

Psychiatric-mental health nursing organization urges national leaders to halt immigration policy.

 

1/9/18

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call For Abstracts For 2018 APNA Annual Conference

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Submissions will be accepted through March 5, 2018.

 

2017

9/11/17

Introducing the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Awards Recipients

Nine psychiatric-mental health nurses recognized for excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion.

 

8/8/17

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Welcomes Members to Board of Directors and 2018 Nominating Committee

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership voted in four psychiatric-mental health nurse leaders to serve on the Board of the Directors and three to serve on the 2018 Nominating Committee.

 

7/20/17

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Awards APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship to 30 Nursing Students

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) today announced the 2017 recipients of the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes exceptional undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate nursing students in order to shape future members of the psychiatric-mental health nursing profession.

 

5/25/17

Nurses Expand Access to Needed Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with Complimentary MAT Waiver Training

A free training for Advanced Practice Nurses, jointly provided by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), expands access to medication assisted treatment for persons with opioid use disorder.

 

3/30/17

APNA and NASN Partnering to Enhance School Nurses’ Foundational Knowledge of Psychiatric-Mental Health

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association and National Association of School Nurses today announced their partnership to provide a continuing nursing education certificate program in psychiatric-mental health to school nurses.

 
3/25/17

APNA Calls for Proactive Health Care Policies to Ease Burden of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in New Position Paper

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association today issued a position paper which highlights the need for inclusion of mental health and substance use services in policies promoting a healthy nation.

 

2/28/17

Planned for Nurses by Nurses: 15 Years of the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) has opened registration for its 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, to be held June 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

1/30/17

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Partners with Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medicated Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) to Offer No Cost MAT Waiver Training to Nurses and PAs

With the passage of the CARA Act, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)-funded Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) will jointly provide, at no cost, the 24 hours of training required for nurses and physician assistants to obtain waivers to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

 
1/9/17

Call for Abstracts Open for American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference: Whole Health Begins with Mental Health

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 31st Annual Conference, October 18-21, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Submissions will be accepted through March 6, 2017.

 

2016

11/7/16

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Proud to Support the Wellness of US Service Members, Veterans, and their Families through Education and Resources for Nurses

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association highlights key resources and education for nurses in supporting military populations as a part of the Joining Forces Wellness Week initiative.

 

9/23/16

American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship Awarded to 30 Nursing Students

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) announces the 2016 class of the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate/pre-licensure students and graduate students whose accomplishments exemplify their dedication to psychiatric-mental health nursing.

 

9/20/16

Janice Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Named Associate Editor of Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is pleased to announce that the APNA Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Janice Goodman as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA). Dr. Goodman will work with JAPNA Editor in Chief Geraldine Pearson, PhD, APRN, FAAN on APNA’s bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication.

 

9/8/16
American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s First Instructors Trained to Provide Education to Prevent Suicide through Assessment & Management of Risk in Inpatient Setting

Thirty two nurses are now trained instructors authorized to provide the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention to nurses and facilities across the US and Singapore.

 

8/17/2016

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces Election of New Leadership to Board of Directors, 2017 Nominating Committee

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has elected four new members to its Board of Directors: Linda Beeber, Donna Rolin, Michael Polacek, and Christine Tebaldi; and three to its 2016 Nominating Committee: Diana McIntosh, Kerry Peterson, Carole Shea.

 

7/20/2016
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Introduces New Education to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association this week introduced online continuing education to help nurses, the largest segment of the health care workforce, combat the nation’s opioid use and overdose epidemic.

 

7/14/2016
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Central to Violence Prevention in Communities Says APNA

New position paper situates psychiatric-mental health nurses at the forefront of violence prevention and accompanying toolkit supports them in strategies to prevent violence across their healthcare and community workplace settings.

 

6/21/2016
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Honored with 2016 Annual Awards

Eleven nurses recognized for their excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion.

 

1/11/16
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference Call for Abstracts – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Inspiring Leadership Every Day
Abstract submissions will be accepted until March 7, 2016. Those selected will present at the APNA 30th Annual Conference.

 

2015

10/21/15
APNA Joins White House Effort to Address Opioid Misuse and Overdose Epidemic in Communities across Nation

The effort seeks to train health care providers, improve access to treatment, and raise awareness of the risks of prescription drug misuse.

 

9/15/15
Eight Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Recognized with 2015 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Awards

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association honors eight psychiatric-mental health nurses for their dedication to mental health care and wellness promotion.

 

9/8/15
APNA Names Geraldine S. Pearson Editor in Chief of Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Accomplished editor and psychiatric-mental health nurse will lead growing psychiatric-mental health nursing scholarly journal effective January 1, 2016.

 

8/25/15

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces Election of New Members to Board of Directors, 2016 Nominating Committee

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has elected four new members to its Board of Directors: Kris McLoughlin, Joyce Shea, Celeste Johnson, and Michael Rice, and three to its 2016 Nominating Committee: Kathleen Lehmann, Karen Goyette Pounds, and Leigh Powers.

 

8/18/15

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Boosts Visibility and Reach with Inclusion in Thomson Reuters Indexes

Articles published in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)’s scientific journal, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, will now be indexed and abstracted by Thomson Reuters services and products.

 

7/28/15
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Transitions in Practice Certificate Program to Improve Mental Health Care Through Continuing Nursing Education

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) releases the APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program, an online program which provides nurses with foundational knowledge and skills for providing safe and effective care to persons with psychiatric-mental health conditions.

 

7/21/15

20 Nursing Students Awarded American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) announces the 2015 class of the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to ten undergraduate students and ten graduate students whose achievements exemplify their commitment to psychiatric-mental health nursing. The Board of Directors Student Scholars program seeks to encourage the professional growth of these future leaders and to cultivate talent within the psychiatric-mental health nursing workforce.

 

6/30/15

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference: Continuing Education and Collaboration in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Nursing

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 29th Annual Conference offers 120+ continuing nursing education contact hours and highlights innovative health care delivery models in psychiatric-mental health nursing to help meet the physical and mental health needs of the population.

 

3/24/15

First Suicide Competencies for Psychiatric-Mental Health Registered Nurses Will Help Address Public Health Crisis

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals At Risk for Suicide are the first competencies specifically for registered nurses (RNs), providing a guide for evidence-based best practice in nurses’ assessment and management of hospitalized patients who may be at risk for suicide.

 

1/7/15

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Call for Abstracts - Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System: Opportunities to Advance Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 29th Annual Conference, October 28-31, 2015 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Submissions will be accepted through March 9, 2015.

 

 

 

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