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2020

9/10/2020
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces New Facilitators of the APNA Competency Based Training For Suicide Prevention
Increasing access to education on suicide prevention in inpatient settings, eight nurses have been added to the roster of trained instructors authorized to deliver this training to nurses.

7/20/2020
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2020 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses and one APNA chapter have been selected to receive 2020 APNA Annual Awards.


2019

12/3/19
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces New Executive Director
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE as its new Executive Director.

8/28/19
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The two nursing organizations have partnered to issue a statement defining the roles that nurse anesthetists and psychiatric-mental health nurses play in ketamine infusion therapy for psychiatric disorders.

7/14/19
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Elections Results
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership has voted in 6 psychiatric-mental health nurse leaders to serve on the Board of the Directors and the 2020 Nominating Committee.

6/21/19
30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
The APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship program cultivates the next generation of nurse leaders as well as encouraging students to pursue psychiatric-mental health nursing.

4/24/19
Report: Shortage of Trained Professionals a Growing Threat to U.S. Mental Health System
With suicide, depression, substance use at crisis levels, psychiatric-mental health nurses can improve patient access to effective treatment.

1/8/19
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 APNA Annual Conference
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 33rd Annual Conference, October 2-5, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submissions will be accepted through March 4, 2019.


2018

10/16/18
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Releases Education to Help Nurses Prevent Suicide in Acute Care Settings
A program is now available to train nurses working in Medical/Surgical units, emergency departments, and other non-psychiatric settings in the skills of suicide assessment and prevention.

9/11/18
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Welcomes Members to Board of Directors and 2019 Nominating Committee
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership voted in three psychiatric-mental health nurse leaders to serve on the Board of the Directors and three to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee.

8/28/18
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2018 Annual Awards Recipients
Nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses and one APNA chapter have been selected to receive the 2018 APNA Annual Awards.

8/7/18
30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship. The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in the profession.