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APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 11-14, 2020 | Offered virtually!
APNA Annual Conference
September 30-October 4, 2020 | Offered virtually!
 
APNA Quick Updates

7/2/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Minority Fellowship Program webinar; Suggested Reading list

7/1/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Free ANA Webinars addressing a range of self-care and practice topics.

6/29/2020
Free CE: Clinical Practice During COVID-19

6/24/2020
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.

6/22/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Health Care Staff Trauma and Resilience Oriented Healing

6/18/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Implicit Association Test

6/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: How You Can Have a Direct Impact on Reducing The Devastating Racial Disparities of COVID-19

6/8/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Resources for psychiatric-mental health nurses to address racial inequalities.

6/8/2020
Tobacco Dependence Resources: Helpful information regarding billing for tobacco cessation services.

5/27/2020
APNA Board of Directors releases a statement concerning psychiatric-mental health nursing protection during a pandemic.

5/20/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar Series: Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health


5/13/2020
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
 

5/12/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/15: Grief and Loss During Today’s Challenging Times

5/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/12: Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19: When Trauma, Fear, and Anxiety Become Overwhelming

5/5/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/7: Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19

4/23/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/23: Meeting the Challenge of Medication Adherence in the Wake of COVID-19

4/16/2020
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

4/14/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/15: Serious Mental Illness and COVID-19: Tailoring ACT Teams, Group Homes, and Supportive Housing

4/13/2020
COVID-19 Resources: CSTS Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

4/13/2020
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

4/10/2020
COVID-19 Resources: AACRAO COVID-19 Crisis Practices

4/9/20
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities: New page of volunteer opportunities available

4/9/20
COVID-19 Policy Updates: New information on personal protective equipment and waivers and guidance from CMS

4/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: New webinars posted

4/1/2020
COVID-19 Resources: New webinars posted

3/31/2020
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

3/31/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Webinar: Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues

3/31/2020
Grants & Scholarships: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces funding opportunities to evaluate health system response to COVID-19 pandemic.

3/30/2020
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.

3/25/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Informational Events and Webinars

3/17/2020
COVID-19 
Resources: A collection of information about mental health and the coronavirus disease.

3/12/2020
Traumatic Events Resources:
SAMHSA offers its National Guidelines for Mental Health Crisis Care: A Best Practices Toolkit.

3/9/2020
Organizational Responses:
Letter offering feedback to ANA on Ethical Environments and Patient and Personal Safety.

3/2/2020
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to Committee on Veterans' Affairs supporting the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019 from NCC.

2/7//2020
Opioid Use Disorders Resources
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons - Planning and Implementation Toolkit.

2/7//2020
Policy Statement:  APNA Position Paper (White Paper) Process and Guidelines updated.

1/31/2020
Free CE: View SMI Adviser's schedule of webinars in February.

1/28/2020
Nursing Reports & Surveys:
Special Collection of Workforce articles in JAPNA plus the latest RN survey data from Health Resources & Services Administration.

1/23/2020
Organizational Responses:
APNA letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice.

1/23/2020
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice from NCC.

1/14/2020
Grants & Scholarships New information on funding available for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion and also Disadvantaged Students.  March application deadlines.

1/8/2020
Free CE: Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression

1/7/2020
Grants & Scholarships Letters of Intent due next month for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunities. Suicide Prevention listed as a priority area.

1/7/2020

Child & Adolescent Resources. Download SAMHSA's guide for Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults.

12/19/19 

Guidelines from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) update education terminology.

12/18/19 
APNA News: Winter 2020 Newsletter: President's message, Lessons Learned and more!

12/13/19 
Preceptors and Students: New podcast on benefits and challenges now available.

Recovery ResourcesThe National Council for Behavioral Health shares Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma-informed Primary Care.

11/14/19
How to Get Published: Free Online Course from the publishers of JAPNA.

10/31/19
Free CE: Major Depressive Disorder: Using the Components of Shared Decision Making in Treatment Planning; from The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

9/12/19
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.

9/10/19
Free CE: A 
Performance-in-Practice Activity: Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder. (from PCSS)

8/28/19
Press Release: Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association

8/28/19
Free CE: Two updated webinars for RNs and APRNs on opioid use disorders

7/14/19
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Elections Results

6/19/19
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

4/24/19
Press Release: Report: Shortage of Trained Professionals a Growing Threat to U.S. Mental Health System

4/17/19
Guidance: Precepting and Mentorship: New guidance to clarify the distinction between preceptors and mentors

4/10/19
Free CE: Webinar on 4/23: Across the Regulatory, Research, and Clinical Care Environments: Sex and Gender Influences

4/9/19
Medication Updates: FDA releases updated Drug Safety Communication about opioids

4/5/19
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.

4/1/19
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.


3/7/19
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Chairman Alexander in response to request to address affordability in the U.S. Health Care system.


3/6/19
Medication Updates: FDA approves Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression.

1/31/19
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.


1/25/19
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) 

1/22/19
Medication Updates: Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program Modified

1/8/19
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 APNA Annual Conference

12/11/18
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.


12/6/18
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.

12/6/18
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.

12/6/18
APNA Advocacy: 
Letter requesting the Senate pass the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act this Congress.

12/6/18
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

10/15/18
APNA Advocacy: Letter in Support of Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Challenging Federal Final Rule Authorizing Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance.

10/9/18
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.

9/11/18
Free CE: ANA Nurse leadership webinar designed for experienced RNs, November 13th at 1 pm ET.

8/29/18

General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers lessons learned in overcoming barriers to medication assisted treatment (MAT).
 
8/15/18
Chapter Updates:

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

8/7/18
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

7/31/18
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.

7/12/18
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) features a mentoring program and other resources for those who provide treatment for substance use.

7/2/18
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) presents video and podcast information on treating Opioid Use Disorder.

6/28/18
APRN Resources-Risk Management: Updates on Behavioral Health from Nurses Service Organization and CNA.

6/28/18
Upcoming Educational Opportunities: Two webinars from the Recovery to Practice Initiative.

6/26/18
Violence Prevention General Resources: FBI Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the US.

6/19/18
Press Release: APNA Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families

6/5/18
Medication Updates: Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira Recalled

 

 

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