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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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Substance UseEducation

Nurses’ Substance Use Education: Massive Open Online Course

Course Goals: 1) to mainstream substance use (SU) content and develop high quality, comprehensive, SU education modules (a continuum of modules, from novice to advanced practitioner) that nurse educators can

Mental Health and Substance Use Parity

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Parity Act) requires insurance benefits for mental health or substance use disorders to be treated as equally as other health

Gratitude Practice for Nurses

Supporting well-being and building a culture of gratitude in nursing.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

Providers Clinical Support System: Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit

PCSS has released a new free toolkit, designed to help clinicians delivery high quality care via telehealth for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
Telemental HealthJAPNA & APNA CE

Telemental Health Educational presentations in the APNA eLearning Center

Online sessions available in the APNA eLearning Center.
Telemental HealthBackground

Telemental Health Background: Changes & Trends

Telemental health visits increased by 556% between March 11 and April 22, 2020. Telehealth benefits noted during the pandemic include “expanding access to care, reducing disease exposure for staff and
Telemental HealthBackground

Telemental Health Background: Practice Considerations

Assess clients for suitability for telebehavioral health. This may include: ability to engage in and fully understand the risks and benefits of the proposed intervention using specific technologies; cultural, linguistic,
Telemental HealthBackground

Telemental Health Background: Evidence of Efficacy

Telemental health provides effective intervention for various mental illnesses and offers providers flexibility for interventions. It is effective across the continuum of care for SMI and SUD, including: screening and
Telemental HealthJAPNA & APNA CE

Telemental Health Articles in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

A selection of examples of the peer-reviewed evidence published 2016- March 2021 in JAPNA on telemental health.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

Epstein, Becker, Green Free Telemental Health Laws App

One law firm's compilation of state-specific content relating to the regulatory requirements for mental health practitioners seeking to provide telehealth services.
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.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Resources

Telepsychiatry Toolkit, Coding for Telemedicine Services, Telepsychiatry Clinical Update, Telepsychiatry Guidelines & Policies, Clinical Practice Center