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Register Now for the APNA 35th Annual Conference!
Choose to attend in-person in Louisville on October 13-16 or virtually on December 10-12.  |  View

Vote Now in the 2021 APNA Elections
Cast your vote now for the next members of your APNA Board of Directors and 2022 Nominating Committee! The deadline to submit your ballot is July 26.  |  View

In Memory of Marlene Nadler-Moodie, a PMH Nursing Icon
Marlene's work with seclusion and restraint and the elimination of stigma has and will continue to impact thousands of PMH nurses. If you would like to join in celebrating her legacy, please visit her tribute page.  |  View

Free CE of the Month: June 2021
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through June 30th.  |  View

Motivational Interviewing Online Course Free Through December 2021
Join the more than 20,000 nurses who have participated in an interactive online course on Motivational Interviewing: free through December 31, 2021.  |  View

New SBIRT Pocket Card for Nurses
Download an easy-to-use guide created by the APNA Addictions Council with a suggested script, a list of resources, and space to add local contacts.  |  Learn More

New Nurse Stress Self-Assessment Tool
Use the new stress self-assessment tool to get tailored resources to help address stress.  |  Learn More

Introducing the 2020 APNA Student Scholars
Thirty two students will receive a scholarship to attend the APNA 34th Annual Conference and a year of complimentary APNA membership.  |  Learn More

APNA Commitment to Change
A commitment to address and confront racism, implicit biases, and inequities within the healthcare system from the APNA Board of Directors.  |  Learn More

Statement Regarding Events Over the Past Week
A message from APNA President Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP condemning racism and emphasizing the crucial role that PMH nurses play in addressing inequalities.  |  Learn More

APNA Statement: PMH Nurse Protection During a Pandemic
The APNA Board of Directors has released a statement in support of psychiatric-mental health nurses providing essential services across the country having access to appropriate protective equipment.  |  Learn More

Thank you, PMH Nurse Heroes!
In celebration of Nurses Month & Mental Health Month and in response to your incredible work during this pandemic, access a free webinar on body-based ways to build resilience.  |  Learn More

COVID-19: Nurses' Mental Health
Resources for psychiatric-mental health nurses, including current information, policy updates, and self care tips.  |  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
Online 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

Tobacco Dependence Resources
Updated expert-vetted online resources from the Tobacco Dependence Branch of the APNA Addictions Council.  |  View