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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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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.

Race & Ethnicity Educational Resources

Teaching Tolerance resources.

APNA Continuing Education on Safety

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

APNA Continuing Education: Substance Abuse

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

Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package

PSATTC slide decks designed to be used by faculty, trainers, behavioral health providers, and state/county agency staff members for a variety of audiences.

Motivational Interviewing Online Program

Free to everyone (members, students, nonmembers) through 12/31/20, this course includes simulation and interactive components that are helpful to engage when face-to-face interaction is limited, and