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Susan Blaakman

Motivational Interviewing to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

Motivational interviewing has endless applications when it comes to providing compassionate and person-centered care. Here, Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, ...
Members’ CornerNews

First Look: Annual Conference Sessions on Effects of Implicit Bias and Supportive Psychotherapy

The APNA 36th Annual Conference on October 19-22 is the first in-person Annual Conference in 2 years. (The ...
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Member News: July 2022

Wendy Clayton appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. Clayton will oversee all nursing activities ...
Leslie Oleck
APNA News Members’ CornerPresident's Message

Meet the Moment

When you tell someone you are a psychiatric-mental health nurse, how do they react? We owe it to  those ...
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
APNA News Members’ Corner

Public Health Emergency Extended to October 15

The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) has been extended through October 15. Many waivers and temporary authorities currently in ...
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
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Call for Applications: Associate Editor, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is seeking an Associate Editor to work with Editor-in-Chief Geraldine Pearson, PHD, PMH-...
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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2022 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

Eight psychiatric-mental health nurses shine a light on the valuable and varied role of psychiatric-mental health nurses   FALLS ...
Announcement News

Announcing the Inaugural Recipients of the APNA Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to APNA members Christina Dynamite and Heidi McNeeley, the recipients of this new APNA scholarship which is funded this ...
Announcement News

Announcing the 2022 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

Congratulations to these exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses! Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year “...

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resources: Infant Mental Health

Including resources for professionals, parent screening tools, diagnosing and treatment, and more....
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On May 6, 2022 APNA signed on to the Nursing Community Coalition letter urging Congress to take action on top ...
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APNA Members Can Access NEW Digital Scope & Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition

APNA membership features exclusive access to the NEW digital Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd edition.  ...
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Close-up on Precepting & Mentorship

Updated APNA Issue Statement Offers Guidance To support members in this area, the APNA Board of Directors has updated this ...
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Being the Change: One Nurse’s Purposeful Path

As a brand-new graduate of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), ...
APNA News Members’ CornerNews

APNA Elections: Ready. Set. Vote.

The polls are now open here at APNA. APNA Elections are an opportunity for members to have a voice in ...