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Announcement News

Announcing the new JAPNA Editor

Michelle DeCoux Hampton selected Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) Informed by the ...

Announcing the 2024 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

The 2024 APNA Annual Awards Recipients: Nine psychiatric-mental health nurses lauded for exceptional contributions to improve mental health outcomes ...
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New Suicide Prevention Training

The new APNA Suicide Prevention Certificate Program is here to help increase confidence and competence in the nursing skills of ...

APNA Dues Update

Supporting you professionally in vital and timely ways continues to be APNA’s top priority. Your organization has been able ...
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CPI: Psychotherapy insights to enhance your practice

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My PMH Nurse Luminary helped found APNA

In this installment of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Luminaries, APNA member Wailua Brandman, APRN, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP shares how ...
Lisa Ledonne
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Self-Harm Prevention Project: Presenting at the APNA Annual Conference

Self-Harm Prevention Project: Innovative and Evidence-Based Solutions to Promote a Safe Environment of Care on Inpatient Psychiatry was ...
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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 ...