APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

Nurses: Advocates for Hope

Training For Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalists

Target Audience: Psychiatric-mental health nurses in an inpatient setting
Contact Hours: 7.0

Learn to systematically apply the first suicide prevention competencies developed for PMH-RNs to your practice! This live interactive training, presented by a facilitator with expertise in suicide prevention, will increase your confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention.



Training for Nurses in Acute Care Settings

Target Audience: Nurses who work in acute care settings
Contact Hours: 1.5

This 1.5 hour in-person training (with a few online components) uses active learning to empower nurses in acute care settings with essential tools for identifying patients who may be at-risk for suicide and keeping them safe. The process nurses learn with the training’s APNA AIDE Algorithm is easily incorporated into their current assessments and will not add significant time to their workload.




"I thoroughly enjoyed this training and appreciate its application to my practice as a registered nurse. I truly feel that this knowledge will change/save lives."

"A great training and one that I feel is necessary and critical to patient care and collaborative treatment across professionals."

"The training has increased my ability to ask more effective questions to identify suicidal thoughts and behaviors."

"I thought this was an excellent training sessions that refreshed my previous knowledge and provided new practical skills for suicide assessment / prevention / postvention."

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