APNA Statements & Position Papers
APNA Organizational Responses and Endorsed Letters
APNA provides input and comments on issues that affect psychiatric mental health nursing. These responses generally are the product of collaboration between the membership, councils, and Board of Directors.
APNA actively supports health care reform. To do so, we work with and through a number of coalitions. The Institute for Mental Health Advocacy reviews letters regarding pertinent legislative issues and determines whether or not we will endorse them.
APNA Position Papers
Seclusion & Restraint Position Statement and Seclusion and Restraint Standards of Practice
Originally written in 2000, Revised in 2007, Revised in 2014
Electroconvulsive Therapy Position Statement
Completed and released in January 2011.
Completed and released in March 2009.
Tobacco Dependence Position Statement
Completed and released in October 2008.