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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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PMH-APRN

NTF Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 6th Edition

PMH-APRN

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
PMH-APRN

Preceptors and Students: Benefits and Challenges

Podcast recording of a discussion panel at the 2019 APNA Annual Conference.
PMH-APRN

LACE Statement on APRNs Changing a Population or Role

LACE Statement on APRNs Changing a Population or Role Approved LACE Network Nov. 1, 2021
PMH-APRNPMH-CNS

APNA Position Statement: PMH-APRNs

APNA statement and supporting evidence that PMH-APRNs (CNSs and NPs) share the same core competencies of clinical and professional practice.
PMH-CNS

CNS Census

Results from a nationwide surveys of CNSs conducted by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
PMH-CNS

Cost Analysis Toolkit: A Business Guide for CNSs

From NACNS, a toolkit to help CNSs use business and cost analysis tools to better describe CNS contributions to healthcare.
Substance UseTobacco & Nicotine

Billing Guide for Tobacco Screening & Cessation

From the American Lung Association, a June 2018 billing guide for tobacco screening and cessation.
Substance UseTobacco & Nicotine

Billing Guide Addendum for Behavioral Health

September 2019 billing guide addendum for behavioral health from the American Lung Association.
PMH-RNPractice

The Nurse’s Role in Addressing Discrimination: Protecting and Promoting Inclusive Strategies in Practice Settings, Policy, and Advocacy

American Nurses Association position statement.
PMH-APRN

Prescribing for Older Veterans with PTSD

An overview of best practices for prescribing to older veterans with PTSD.
PMH-RNPractice

Working with African American/Black Patients

American Psychiatric Association presents this webinar including historical context and best practices.