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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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APNA 2022 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Workforce Data Report

PMH Nursing Workforce: Access the APNA Report This report, the first of a series of publications on the PMH Nursing Workforce, summarizes data collected through the APNA Workforce Survey. This

APNA Essentials of Caring for Persons Who Are Diagnosed with Personality Disorders

Recovery-based resource to assist nurses in caring for those who meet the criteria for a personality disorder diagnosis, as well as help nurses avoid judgment and decrease stigma. Created

NTF Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 6th Edition


APNA Guidance Regarding Precepting and Mentorship

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) receives periodic inquiries seeking advice on the procurement of preceptors and mentors, as well as what role APNA plays in the process. Below is

Preceptors and Students: Benefits and Challenges

Podcast recording of a discussion panel at the 2019 APNA Annual Conference.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Supports Telehealth in Nurse Practitioner Education

2018 paper that provides faculty with an overview of telehealth modalities, discuss strategies to incorporate telehealth into NP curriculum, and NONPF’s recommendations.

About Graduate Programs

Getting an advanced degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing can add options to your career.  Discover more about what it takes to get started here.
Grants & Scholarships

Health Resources & Services Administration: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program

In this year’s cycle, special funding will be allocated to graduate programs in Behavioral and Mental Health.
Military, Veterans, & Their Families

National Center for PTSD Continuing Education

From the VA, free in-depth continuing education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

APNA Continuing Education on Safety

Psychiatric-mental health nurse-driven education on safety in the APNA eLearning Center.

Race & Ethnicity Educational Resources

Teaching Tolerance resources.
Substance UseEducation

APNA Continuing Education: Substance Abuse

Browse psychiatric-mental health nurse-drive sessions on substance use and addictions in the APNA eLearning Center.