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Apply Today for the APNA Memorial Scholarship

This is your chance to attend the APNA Annual Conference at no cost Funded by donations made in memory of ...
Judy Davidson
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Q&A with Judy Davidson on Nurse Suicide

March 2023 Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN is a Nurse Scientist at UC San Diego Health/Research Scientist ...

Call for Comments: DEA Proposed Rules

The Drug Enforcement Agency is accepting feedback through March 31 on 2 proposed rules related to prescribing controlled medications via ...
Mental Health Provider Shortage Areas
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APNA Meets with HRSA Regarding Workforce

As the need for mental health services continues to grow, workforce issues are top of mind for many APNA members. ...
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Webinar Recording Now Available: Eliminate Nursing School Debt

This February 8 webinar, jointly provided by APNA and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provided information about the ...
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Congress eliminates DATA-Waiver Program

February 2023 As of December 29, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has announced that there is no longer a ...
Patricia Mulvaney-Roth
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Advice on APNA Call for Abstracts from an Expert

January 2023 Patricia Mulvaney-Roth, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, AGCNS, Chair of the APNA Scholarly Review Committee, is headed ...
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Review by an APNA Member: “Understanding the Brain-Behavior Connection”

by Roshanda Bridgraj, January 2023 About the Author APNA member Roshanda Bridgraj works at Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic in ...
APNA President Zim Okoli
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President’s Message: Know the Power of Diversity

January 2023 Diversity Includes distinctions in biological and physiological make up (e.g., skin tones, neuronal make up, body shape), ...
Lyons Hardy
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Emerging Theories on the Pathophysiology of Psychiatric Disorders

January 2023 This June at the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, APNA member Lyons Hardy, MSN, PMHCNS, PMHNP will present fresh ...
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Member News January 2023

Member Highlights University of Massachusetts Amherst recognizes Gabrielle Abelard for her selection as the new president of the APNA New ...
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JAPNA article on the APNA PMH Nursing Workforce Survey is now available!

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Now Open: APNA 37th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

January 2023 PMH Nurse Administrators, Educators, Clinicians, and Researchers: Submit your novel ideas by March 6 to be considered for ...
APNA President Zim Okoli
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New Year, New I.D.E.A.S.

December 2022 Looking Ahead to 2023 We are often filled with hope and curiosity as the New Year approaches. We ...
Paula Bolton

“I feel energized by the enthusiasm of other attendees”

December 2022 Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC, co-presented ‘Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Nursing’s Role in the Clinical Treatment ...
Ethics Scale
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A Systematic Approach to Ethical Decision-Making for Nurses

December 2022 This article, from the Nurses Service Organization, reviews a model that nurses can use to better understand conflicting ...