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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

Registration Open: Suicide Prevention Facilitator Training
Register now for a four-month long course that will build your expertise in both suicide prevention and the facilitation of an educational training.  |  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

Free CE of the Month: January 2020
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through January 31.  |  View

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

2019 APNA Elections Results
Congratulations to the new members of the APNA Board of Directors and 2020 Nominating Committee. |  View

APNA Research Grant Recipients
Three nurse researchers will use the funding to explore veterans flourishing, college student mental health, and epigenetic markers for mTBI. |  View

Announcing the 2019 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Congratulations to the nine inspirational nurses and one chapter receiving APNA Annual Awards this year. |  View

Introducing the 2019 Class of the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars
30 students will receive registration to the APNA 33rd Annual Conference and complimentary membership for one year. |  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

New Education to Address Opioid Use Crisis
The no cost educational sessions were designed to support nurses in all fields as they address the opioid use epidemic. |  View

Special Workforce Development Issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Four articles in this special issue of JAPNA lay out strategic steps for addressing the current workforce crisis in psychiatric-mental health nursing.  |  View

2018 APNA Annual Activity Report
View reports from the APNA President, Treasurer, and Secretary that speak to APNA's activities this year. |  View

Press Release: APNA 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. |  View

APNA Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families
In the full statement, your psychiatric-mental health nursing organization urges national leaders to halt immigration policy.  |  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