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Register Now for the APNA 18th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Earn up to 23 contact hours in pharmacology at CPI in Reston, Virginia on June 11-14.  |  View

Scholarship Opportunity: APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Prelicensure/undergraduate and graduate nursing students can apply for consideration by April 6.  |  View

APNA Elections: Call for Nominations
Take the next step in your leadership journey by submitting your name for consideration by March 30 for the APNA Board of Directors and 2021 Nominating Committee.  |  View

APNA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
Share your expertise by submitting an abstract by March 2 for consideration as a presentation at the APNA Annual Conference.  |  View

Free CE of the Month: February 2020
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through February 29.  |  View

Register Now for CPI West 2020
Registration is now open for the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West on March 14-15.  |  View

APNA Announces New Executive Director
The APNA Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE as its new Executive Director.  |  View

Understanding the Brain-Behavior Connection
Introducing a new Certificate Program to assist RNs and APRNs in gaining an understanding of the biological basis for behavior. |  View

Ketamine Infusion Therapy Resources
A checklist providing considerations for prescribing or providing care to persons undergoing ketamine infusion therapy. |  View

Resources for Responding to Traumatic Events
In the wake of the recent tragedies in Texas and Ohio, resources are available for responding to traumatic events. |  View

New APNA Report: The Pivotal Role of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
New informational report from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association highlights the importance of the psychiatric-mental health nursing workforce in meeting current and future needs.  |  View

New Guidance Regarding Preceptors and Mentors
The APNA Board of Directors has approved new guidance on mentorship and precepting to offer background on both processes and support members.  |  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