Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

Welcome to the APNA Resource Center!

Here you will find a collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses. From position papers to graduate school listings to a wealth of links to other relevant websites, the resource center is your first access point for information on your nursing specialty. Not sure if what you're looking for is in one of these sections?  Search the Site

PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics
Includes: child and adolescent, emergency, geropsych, military and PTSD, multiple chronic conditions, recovery, and substance use.

PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics Resources

PMH-APRN Resources
Learn more about PMH-APRN practice, licensing and certification, and more.

APRN-PMH Resources

RN-PMH Resources
Learn what APNA has to offer the RN-PMH nurse - continuing education, practice, position paper information, and more.

RN-PMH Resources

Suicide Competencies
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals At Risk for Suicide.

Affordable Care Act Resources

Violence Prevention
Resources covering psychiatric-mental health nurses' role in violence prevention across inpatient and community settings.

Affordable Care Act Resources

Tobacco Dependence / Smoking Cessation Resources
Education and resources on reduction of tobacco dependence in individuals with mental health concerns.

Affordable Care Act Resources

Graduate Programs
Graduate programs in psychiatric nursing organized by state. Contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762) to add your current program to the list.

PMH Nursing Graduate Programs

Grants & Scholarships
Information on available grants and scholarships for psychiatric nurses. To announce a grant or scholarship, contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762).

PMH Nursing Grants & Scholarships

Recovery Resources
Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more.

Recovery Resources

Traumatic Events
Information, links, and resources that can help survivors, victims' families, and providers in dealing with the issues that arise after experiencing traumatic events.

Traumatic Events Resources

Online Store
Access these resources: Scope & Standards for PMHNs, Seclusion & Restraint Booklet, Choice & Challenge DVD & booklet.

APNA Online Store

Medication Updates
Latest news on medications from the DEA and FDA.

Medication Updates

National Dialogue on Mental Health
Resources for health care professionals, consumers, families and communities to facilitate dialogue on mental health.

National Dialoge on Mental Health Resources

Nursing Reports & Surveys
View the latest national reports and surveys of and about nurses - covering topics such as the future of nursing and nurses' health.

Nursing Reports & Surveys

Position Papers
Statements and supplemental resources on topics important to psychiatric-mental health nursing, such as staffing, safety, the use of seclusion and restraint, and suicide prevention.

APNA Member Bridge

Publications Discounts
APNA has partnered with several publishers in order to offer our members great discounts on select publications.

Publications Discounts

Health Care Reform
Resources about the ACA, including insurance enrollment, fact sheets, upcoming changes, and more for a variety of audiences.

Affordable Care Act Resources

Member Bridge
Log in to find items such as attitude scales, practice guidelines, or powerpoints uploaded by APNA members to this members-only site.

APNA Member Bridge

A listing of links for information on mental health, psychiatric nursing, government, research, scholarship, and more!

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