FAQs About the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Planned for nurses by nurses.

  1. About CPI
  2. Registration
  3. Continuing Education
  4. What to Expect as an Attendee
  5. Hotel & Travel
  6. Contact Us

About CPI

What is the APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute?
The APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) focuses on complex clinical issues, addressing the most current practices and insights on clinical psychopharmacology. Recognizing that a person is more than a mental disorder, CPI explores the interaction of neurobiological and genetic mechanisms, recovery from mental health disorders and clinical syndromes, and current health care issues in recovery including transcultural care delivery. Complex health issues, polypharmacy, and recently approved medications are also covered.

Who Should Attend and Why?
CPI is appropriate for RN-PMH and advanced practice psychiatric nurses - especially those who administer and/or prescribe medications.  Because CPI is planned for nurses by nurses, the program provides a depth and breadth of scientific information tailored to the challenges inherent in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 23 contact hours.

Where can I find program information?
Program, schedule, and information about our content experts and faculty presenting at this year's conference are available online.

Why the Move to Baltimore?
This new setting offers more than just a beautiful view: Take a stroll along the Inner Harbor and you'll find a variety of shops, restaurants, museums, and more. A major international airport nearby (BWI) and an Amtrak Station (BAL) makes travel easier. Plus, this venue provides ample space for the growing number of nurses who come each year for a superior continuing education program planned for and by psychiatric-mental health nurses.  Learn More About Baltimore.

I can’t attend but want to participate. Is there an online option available?
Yes! Recordings of the sessions will be available online in the APNA eLearning Center as podcasts after CPI. You can order sessions a la carte and create your own conference program online!



How do I register?
Registration is open! There are several ways to register for the APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: online, by fax, by phone, or by mail. More Information

How much is the conference?

 Regular Full Conference
 Pre-Registration ends June 2nd
$520 $770
 Active Military Registration Rate
 Available for members of the US Military, Reserves, or National Guard on active duty. Must show proof of current active military service at Registration Check-in.
$235 $235
 One Day Registration
 (Choose Fri, Sat, or Sun)
 On-Site Registration Rate $545 $795
 Pre-Conference Session*
 Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5:00pm-6:00pm
$69 $119


What is the Pre-Conference? Is it included in the full conference or one day rate? Can I attend just the Pre-Conference?
The pre-conference is a 2-hour session on Thursday night and is not included in full conference registration. To attend this session and earn 2.0 contact hours, select the pre-conference option during registration. An additional cost will apply. Only those who register for the conference may attend the pre-conference.

I have registered but can no longer attend the conference, what are my options?
If you can no longer attend, remember that your conference registration does include online access to the conference sessions after the conference. If you would still like to cancel your registration, email a notice of cancellation to inform@apna.org by the registration cancellation deadline to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline. Please allow up to three weeks for processing of refunds.


Continuing Education

How many contact hours can I earn?
CPI will offer 23 contact hours. (Note: This number includes contact hours for attending Thursday's Pre-Conference session.)

I'm not a nurse. Can I still earn contact hours?
APNA is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and provides continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours. However, many other accrediting bodies accept ANCC contact hours - check with your accrediting body to see if they do.

How will CE be awarded?
To receive contact hours, attendees must attend the entire session and complete an online evaluation for each session for which they claim CE. Certificates will be issued online via the evaluations website following the conference. Further details will be provided via email and onsite at the conference.

If you have attended a past APNA conference and need your CE Certificate, visit: www.apna.org/ConferenceCE


What to Expect as an Attendee

Will I receive supplementary materials/handouts?
Digital session handouts will be provided to attendees. You will have the option to download them to your device or print beforehand.

Will I be able to access session recordings after the conference?
Yes! Access to session recordings online after the conference is included as a part of your registration. If you register for the full conference, for example, you will have access to all sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will notify you by email when they are ready for you to access.

Are meals provided during the conference?
Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday and brunch will be provided on Sunday. A networking continental breakfast will also be provided Friday and Saturday. Coffee, water, and additional beverages will be available during select times throughout the conference. A Product Theater Dinner will be provided on Friday. Pending funding, a Product Theater dinner may be added to the schedule on Saturday.


Hotel and Travel

Are there any special hotel rates?
A limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor are available to conference attendees at a discounted rate on a first-come-first-served basis.

Is it possible to split the cost of a room with another attendee?
Yes! Join the CPI Roommate Finder community to see who is interested in sharing a room.


Contact Us

Can't find the answer to your question? Contact us!
Phone: 855-863-APNA (2762)
Email: inform@apna.org

Register for the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.