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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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AGS Cognitive Screening Toolkit

The AGS Cognitive Screening Toolkit provides information about and links to free open access cognitive screening tests that are recommended by the USPSTF.

Alzheimer’s Association

Voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

Resources, fact sheets, contact information, and more on Alzheimer's and related dementias from the National Institute on Aging.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Resources for clinicians, researchers, and educators

American Geriatrics Society

Resources, publications, and tools for Geriatrics Healthcare Professionals.

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative

Designed to help improve the education of nurses for the care of elders suffering depression, dementia and other mental health disorders.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report

April 2019 report from the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.

Discover Mental Health: The Forgotten Piece in Elder Care

This 9.5 minute video captures the thoughts of key geropsychiatric nursing leaders.

Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative developed the competencies to enhance existing or to-be-developed competencies by relevant professional nursing organizations.

APNA eLearning Center

Online contact hours on providing psychiatric-mental health nursing care to older adults.