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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

Register Now for the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Registration is open for the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute on June 6-9 in Louisville.  |  View

Free CE of the Month: April 2019
Four free sessions are available to APNA members through April 30.  |  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

Call for Nominations: APNA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
The 2019 Nominating Committee is seeking thought leaders interested in serving on the APNA Board of Directors as President Elect or Member-at-Large, as well as members interested in participating on the 2020 Nominating Committee.  |  View

APNA News - November 2018
Get tips on building relationships, hear from two of the poster presenters at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, and more. |  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

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