Publications Discounts Program: New discount for APNA members on Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs.
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letters welcoming new leadership to CMS and HHS; recommending advancement of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act; and funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2022.
COVID-19 Resources: NIH offers a new Spanish COVID-19 site.
COVID-19 Resources: SAMHSA's Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives details crisis intervention services, best practices and related components of crisis services.
Grants & Scholarships: The American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program is seeking applications for fellows and new mentors for the Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP) for Diverse Scholars.
COVID-19 Resources: ANA Enterprise offers general guidance on COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Resources: SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19
Opioid Use Disorders Resources: SAMHSA's list of state opioid treatment authorities.
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letters to House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees supporting the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Recognition Act of 2019 and also to Congressional Leadership and key committees supporting the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act, encouraging its inclusion in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package.
Substance Use Screening Tools & Assessment: New SBIRT pocket card helps you share information and build awareness with nurses across disciplines.
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