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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.

LACE Statement on APRNs Changing a Population or Role

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

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.

CNS Census

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

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.

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

American Nurses Association position statement.
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Billing Guide Addendum for Behavioral Health

September 2019 billing guide addendum for behavioral health from the American Lung Association.
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Billing Guide for Tobacco Screening & Cessation

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