The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is your resource for psychiatric-mental health nursing. A professional organization with more than 14,500 members, we are committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.  |  Learn More
 

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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

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

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

Motivational Interviewing Online Course Free Through 12/31
To support all nurses and nursing students during this time of uncertainty, the interactive online course on Motivational Interviewing is free to access through the end of the year.  |  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