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My PMH Nurse Luminary was my instructor in graduate school

This one's for the PMH nurse educators! In this installment of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Luminaries, APNA member John ...
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We are experts in connection – let’s build a way of thinking about it together!

November 2023 As psychiatric-mental health nurses, we infuse our humanity into the care we provide through connection. We forge ...
Brenda Mayfield
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Ask a PMH Nurse: Veterans & Military Sexual Trauma

November 2023 Brenda Mayfield, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC is an Instructor and Co-Coordinator of the PMHNP track at the ...
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Meet Gayle, My Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Luminary

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Updated APNA Staffing Inpatient Psychiatric Units Position Now Available

September 2023 Quality inpatient psychiatric care depends on sufficient staffing levels, as well as teams of staff with particular expertise ...
APNA President Zim Okoli
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Onward and Upward

September 2023 We set out on this expedition together almost one year ago, as daring explorers. Our journey of psychiatric-...
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We can be part of the solution: Nurse suicide risk

September 2023 Jan York is a nurse suicidologist and has been practicing in suicidology since the 1980s, including prevention and ...

7 Takeaways from the 2023 APNA Annual Award Recipients

September 2023 What does passion in PMH nursing look like? Take a closer look at the 2023 APNA Annual Award ...
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It’s a Small World

July 2023 Gathering to to learn and let loose at the APNA Annual Conference is a return home to your ...
APNA President Zim Okoli
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President’s Message: 5 Key Pillars that Support Whole Health

July 2023 Throughout my Presidency, we have focused on five key pillars of our profession - and how they help move ...
Georgia Reiner
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What You Need to Know About AI

July 2023 Risk analyst Georgia Reiner, MS, CPHRM, with Nurses Service Organization, reports on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what it ...

New APNA Telemental Health Toolkit is Here

June 2023 This toolkit offers telemental health pearls and resources around national policy considerations; issues of equity, inclusion, and access; ...
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Xing out the X-waiver: Updates for nurses who prescribe buprenorphine

May 2023 More than 60 percent of nurses who prescribe buprenorphine planned to request an increase in the number of ...
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APNA Integrated Care Position Now Available

May 2023 With the high prevalence of co-morbidities and diverse cultural backgrounds within community populations, it is imperative to ...
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Nurse Staffing Recommendations from a National Task Force

May 2023 94% of respondents to a recent national survey of nurses agree that there is a severe to moderate ...
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Enchantment Awaits at the APNA 37th Annual Conference

May 2023 After the enormous task of reading hundreds of abstract submissions and sorting sessions into topic areas, the Chair ...