The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
President's Message: The Buzz about Connections
New Member Interview: Marie Sund
Member News: Psych Nurses in the Spotlight
BOD Student Scholarship: Deadline Approaching!
Codes & Billing: ICD-10
CPI: Psychopharmacology in the 21st Century
Elections: Cast your vote!
JAPNA: March/April Issue
Resource Roundup: New Online Resources
New Members: 459 new members since February!

President's Message: The Buzz about Connections
Spring brings feelings of renewal and energy, following the long winter of hibernation and conservation. APNA is like a busy beehive abuzz with numerous activities underway. (Cont'd)

New Member Interview: Marie Sund, RN, PHN
This month, we asked a brand new APNA member to share a little bit about herself and her perspectives as a psychiatric-mental health nursing student at the start of her career. (Cont'd)

Member News: Psych Nurses in the Spotlight!
Susie Adams featured in HRSA Article; Pat Cunningham, Michael Rice, and Susan Vebber featured in Johnson & Johnson's Nursing Notes Newsletter; Blog by Mona Shattel Published by Huffington Post; Pamela Lusk, Richard Pessagno, Leslie Robbins, and Victoria Soltis-Jarrett inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Learn More

Board of Directors Student Scholarship: Deadline Approaching!
The deadline to apply for the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship is Monday, May 12th. Recipients receive registration, travel, and lodging to attend the APNA 28th Annual Conference, unique networking opportunities, and 1-year complimentary membership in APNA. Learn More

Codes and Billing: ICD-10
While the DSM-5 has been out and in use since May 2013, there may be some confusion about the two sets of ICD-CM codes for diagnoses that the DSM-5 contains:  ICD-9-CM codes and ICD-10-CM codes, especially given a new law. (Cont'd)

CPI: Psychopharmacology in the 21st Century
This June 19-22, the CPI will offer practical ways to revamp your practice with research and evidence-based approaches to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychopharmacologic interventions. Register now to earn up to 20 contact hours! Learn More & Register

APNA 2014 Elections: Voting is now open!
Cast your vote by June 23rd to help select the newest members of the APNA Board of Directors and 2015 Nominating Committee. Learn More & Vote

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association: March/April Issue now Online
In this issue, find original, peer-reviewed articles on the biological and psychosocial context surrounding neurocognition in HIV, predictors of HIV-risk sexual behavior, a metasynthesis of research on the role of psychiatric inpatient nurses, and more. Access JAPNA

Resource Roundup: New Resources in the APNA Resource Center
  • Job Postings: Job search app now available on iTunes!
  • Medication Updates: FDA approves Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes and new hand-held auto-injector to reverse opioid overdose, voluntary recall issued for Effexor (150mg)
  • Grants & Scholarships: ANF Nursing Research Grants
  • APNA Advocacy: Letters regarding FY 2015 appropriations, DME provision in the ACA, and CNO of US Public Health Service


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