Facilitator Course for the APNA Suicide Prevention Training

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

Facilitator Training Opportunities
APNA holds courses for persons interested in becoming facilitators of the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention throughout the year. For questions about the training and/or the process for becoming a facilitator, please email advocatesforhope@apna.org.

Registration is now closed. Please check back in a few months for information about the Spring 2021 course.
Facilitator Training of the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention
February 9, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Course Overview: Through weekly online modules and a two-day live intensive session, this course trains experienced nurses to deliver the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention. Facilitators who successfully complete this course gain content expertise in suicide prevention and the facilitation of an educational training. They are able to work with institutions to deliver the training and are also included in the group of facilitators with whom APNA coordinates when organizations schedule a training through APNA.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development: 15.0 contact hours.*
 *In order to receive contact hours for the program, learners must: participate in and successfully complete all course components, including the on-site facilitator training and testing. No partial credit will be awarded.

Course Design:
  1. Mandatory Online Training:  Becoming a Content Expert of Suicide Prevention
    February 9-May 9, 2020
  2. Mandatory 2-day Onsite Training: Learning to Facilitate the Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention
    May 30-31, 2020
    APNA Office
    3141 Fairview Park Drive Suite 625
    Falls Church, VA 22042

Registration Fees: $500 for APNA members / $750.00 for nonmembers
(Travel and lodging for the required in-person component of the training are not included in registration fee. Travel recommendations will be sent to registrants in April 2020.)

Cancellation Policy: We do not issue refunds for the registration cost of the Competency Based Facilitator Training for Suicide Prevention once the purchase is completed.  If you are unable to complete the online and live training per your registration schedule, it may be possible to reschedule your registration for a future training.  Further details regarding our cancellation policy are outlined here


Target Audience: 
PMH-RN Nurse Educators

In order to participate in this course, individuals must have:

*Successfully completed the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

*Two or more years’ experience working as a psychiatric-mental health nurse in a behavioral health setting

*Teaching experience in the hospital, community or academic setting

Why become a facilitator? Beyond the educational value and contact hours, learners who successfully complete this course are the only educators authorized to deliver the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention. They join a prestigious group of nurses who have demonstrated competencies in facilitation of this program. They work with institutions and APNA to deliver this crucial training across the country.





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