Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Resources

This area of the site is your resource concerning advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing education, practice, licensing, certification, etc. Here you will find a wealth of manuals, articles, links, and other relevant and important information for and about advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses (APPNs).

Learn more about the role of the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse with FAQs, brochures to download and more.

APRN-PMH Practice
Resources on scope of practice, risk management, evidence-based practices, and more.

APRN Practice Authority
A state by state guide to APRN practice authority, including key terms, applicable legislature, and more. (APNA Members Only)

PMH-CNS Resources
Resources for Clinical Nurse Specialists, including scope of practice, FAQs, and more.

PMH Nursing Workforce
A 2019 report on ways PMH nurses can help increase access to mental health care.

More information and resources on licensure, accreditation, certification and education.


Continuing Education
Online continuing education with content for psychiatric-mental health APRNs.


Reports & Statistics
Find reports and statistics on APRN pay scale, the mental health care workforce, reports on antipsychotics, and more.


Self Care
Resources to help you balance your own mental health and wellness as you provide care for others.


Statements & Position Papers
APNA resources to help you in advocating for PMH nursing, promoting mental health, and learning about best practices.


APRN-PMH Community
Online communities on Member Bridge that cover a wide variety of interests and topics, each featuring discussions, resource sharing, and more.


APNA holds two international conferences each year, the Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute and the Annual Conference. Both offer networking, contact hours, and fun.


Code of Ethics
ANA resource listing the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.




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