APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letter to Congressional Leadership regarding COVID-19 priorities and welcome letter to new director of National Institute of Nursing Research, Dr. Shannon Zenk.
Well-Being Initiative: Guide to Sleeping Better & Restoring Energy
Opioid Use Disorders Resources: SAMHSA publication offers updates on opioid use among Hispanic/Latino population with strategies for outreach and treatment.
Medication Updates: FDA updates labeling requirements for opioid pain medicines and opioid use disorder medicines.
APNA Advocacy: Mental Health Liaison Group letter in support of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.
Free CE: August 6th Webinar - Ethical Considerations in Digital Mental Health
Position Papers: Updated: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing’s
Role in Tobacco Treatment.
Position Papers: Updated: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing’s
Role in Primary Care.
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2020 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
COVID-19 Resources: SMIAdviser: Tips for Telehealth Billing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
APNA Advocacy: Community Statement on the Integral Role of Oral and Dental Health Care in Protecting Americans from Viral Pandemics
Position Papers: Updated: The Adoption of SBIRT in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Upcoming Webinars on 7/15, 7/16, and 7/28
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Minority Fellowship Program webinar; Suggested Reading list
COVID-19 Resources: Free ANA Webinars addressing a range of self-care and practice topics.
Free CE: Clinical Practice During COVID-19
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letter to House and Senate regarding increased funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Health Care Staff Trauma and Resilience Oriented Healing
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Implicit Association Test
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: How You Can Have a Direct Impact on Reducing The Devastating Racial Disparities of COVID-19
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Resources for psychiatric-mental health nurses to address racial inequalities.
Tobacco Dependence Resources: Helpful information regarding billing for tobacco cessation services.
APNA Board of Directors releases a statement concerning psychiatric-mental health nursing protection during a pandemic.
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar Series: Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/27: Ambiguous Loss: Grieving in the Time of COVID-19, Followed by Live Q&A Session
On-Demand Webinar: Self-Care in a Selfless Field
COVID-19 Resources: A Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/15: Grief and Loss During Today’s Challenging Times
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/12: Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19: When Trauma, Fear, and Anxiety Become Overwhelming
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/7: Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/23: Meeting the Challenge of Medication Adherence in the Wake of COVID-19
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/21: Burnout and Managing Your Mental Health
COVID-19 Resources: How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/15: Serious Mental Illness and COVID-19: Tailoring ACT Teams, Group Homes, and Supportive Housing
COVID-19 Resources: CSTS Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/16: Taking Care of Yourself Using Mindfulness and Other Techniques
COVID-19: Tips & Resources for PMH Nurses: New resources on palliative nursing
COVID-19 Resources: AACRAO COVID-19 Crisis Practices
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities: New page of volunteer opportunities available
COVID-19 Policy Updates: New information on personal protective equipment and waivers and guidance from CMS
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: New webinars posted
COVID-19 Resources: New webinars posted
COVID-19 Resources: Policy Update: DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance
Self Care: Strategies to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 Resources: Webinar: Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues
Grants & Scholarships: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces funding opportunities to evaluate health system response to COVID-19 pandemic.
JAPNA Editorial Board: We are pleased to announce Karen Foli, PhD, RN, FAAN, of Purdue University, has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
COVID-19 Resources: Informational Events and Webinars
COVID-19 Resources: A collection of information about mental health and the coronavirus disease.
Traumatic Events Resources: SAMHSA offers its National Guidelines for Mental Health Crisis Care: A Best Practices Toolkit.
Organizational Responses: Letter offering feedback to ANA on Ethical Environments and Patient and Personal Safety.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Committee on Veterans' Affairs supporting the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019 from NCC.
Opioid Use Disorders Resources: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons - Planning and Implementation Toolkit.
Policy Statement: APNA Position Paper (White Paper) Process and Guidelines updated.
Free CE: View SMI Adviser's schedule of webinars in February.
Nursing Reports & Surveys: Special Collection of Workforce articles in JAPNA plus the latest RN survey data from Health Resources & Services Administration.
Organizational Responses: APNA letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice from NCC.
Grants & Scholarships New information on funding available for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion and also Disadvantaged Students. March application deadlines.
Free CE: Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression
Grants & Scholarships Letters of Intent due next month for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunities. Suicide Prevention listed as a priority area.
Child & Adolescent Resources. Download SAMHSA's guide for Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults.
Guidelines from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) update education terminology.
APNA News: Winter 2020 Newsletter: President's message, Lessons Learned and more!
Preceptors and Students: New podcast on benefits and challenges now available.
Recovery Resources: The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma-informed Primary Care.
How to Get Published: Free Online Course from the publishers of JAPNA.
Free CE: Major Depressive Disorder: Using the Components of Shared Decision Making in Treatment Planning; from The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to committee staff and the ranking members for the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology endorsing HR 4194 – to make a 3 digit mental health and suicide prevention line a national service.
Free CE: A Performance-in-Practice Activity: Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder. (from PCSS)
Press Release: Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Free CE: Two updated webinars for RNs and APRNs on opioid use disorders
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Elections Results
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Press Release: Report: Shortage of Trained Professionals a Growing Threat to U.S. Mental Health System
Guidance: Precepting and Mentorship: New guidance to clarify the distinction between preceptors and mentors
Free CE: Webinar on 4/23: Across the Regulatory, Research, and Clinical Care Environments: Sex and Gender Influences
Medication Updates: FDA releases updated Drug Safety Communication about opioids
Free CE: Serious Mental Illness Adviser offers three new webinars in April: Social Media Usage, Shared Decision Making and Barriers to Clozapine Underutilization. 1.0 Contact Hours each.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies requesting support for healthcare and research.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Chairman Alexander in response to request to address affordability in the U.S. Health Care system.
Medication Updates: FDA approves Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression.
Mental Health Parity Resources: See how Medicaid helps low income individuals with access to care in your state with a guide from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
APNA Advocacy: Letter to CMS expressing concern over the proposed changes to the proposed rule, Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses (CMS-4180-P)
Medication Updates: Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program Modified
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 APNA Annual Conference
Mental Health Parity Resources: Updated tools and evidence to assist nurses working to reduce disparity in coverage for mental health illnesses compared with physical health illnesses.
APNA Advocacy: Letters thanking members of the House and Senate for efforts to have Section 3201 (Allowing for more flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders) in the final opioid package.
APNA Advocacy: Letter thanking appropriators for providing level funding for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and for the National Institute of Nursing Research.
APNA Advocacy: Letter requesting the Senate pass the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act this Congress.
Resource Center: Updates added to Undergraduate Education Faculty Toolkit.
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Releases Education to Help Nurses Prevent Suicide in Acute Care Settings
APNA Advocacy: Letter in Support of Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Challenging Federal Final Rule Authorizing Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance.
Free CE: CPNP offers webinar designed for health care professionals seeking information on urine drug screens, their interpretation, and cross reactivity of different substances. 1.0 Contact Hours.
Free CE: ANA Nurse leadership webinar designed for experienced RNs, November 13th at 1 pm ET.
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers lessons learned in overcoming barriers to medication assisted treatment (MAT).
APNA Pennsylvania Chapter: Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role, Bethlehem, September 8, 2018
APNA New Jersey Chapter: Psychiatric Nurses Serving the LGBTQ Community, Iselin, September 8, 2018
APNA New England Chapter: Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role, Providence, RI, September 21, 2018
APNA New York Chapter: Regional Meeting:The Patient Experience Eco System: Addressing Challenges within Behavioral Healthcare Settings, Glen Oaks, September 18, 2018
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Upcoming Educational Opportunities: Recovery to Practice presents psychopharmacology podcast series. 7/16/18
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) video example of talking to a patient about what to expect after they choose buprenorphine to treat their opioid use disorder.
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) features a mentoring program and other resources for those who provide treatment for substance use.
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) presents video and podcast information on treating Opioid Use Disorder.
APRN Resources-Risk Management: Updates on Behavioral Health from Nurses Service Organization and CNA.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities: Two webinars from the Recovery to Practice Initiative.
Violence Prevention General Resources: FBI Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the US.
Press Release: APNA Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families
Medication Updates: Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira Recalled