APNA Position Statements

State of the World's Nursing
April 2020

Ketamine Infusion Therapy
June 2019

Mental Health Policy
March 2017; Revised April 2020.

Violence Prevention
July 2016; Currently under review and revision.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses’ Role in Care of Detainees & Prisoners
March 2016; Reviewed February 2020

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
October 2015; Reviewed February 2020

Competencies for Nurse-Assessment and Management of Inpatient Suicide Risk
February 2015; Reviewed February 2020

Scope & Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
June 2014; Reviewed February 2020

APRNs Prescribing Buprenorphine & Buprenorphine/Naloxone & the Continuing Opioid Crisis
July 2013; Revised June 2020

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses’ Role in Primary Care 
February 2013; Revised July 2020
 

Adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)
September 2012; Revised June 2020

Staffing Inpatient Units
September 2011; Currently under review and revision

Position on LACE Recommendations
February 2011; Reviewed February 2020

Electroconvulsive Therapy
January 2011; Currently under review and revision

Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses
October 2010; Reviewed February 2020

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing’s Role in Tobacco Treatment
October 2008; Revised July 2020

Seclusion & Restraint
2000, Revised May 2007, Revised April 2014, Revised March 2018

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