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New Free eSeries: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Earn 1.5 contact hours with the first of three eBooks on bipolar spectrum disorders!

Register Now for the Annual Conference!

Registration for the APNA 29th Annual Conference is now open!

New Legislation Would Expand Access to Buprenorphine

Senators Markey and Paul were joined by a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce legislation that would expand treatment for heroin and prescription drug addiction, including prescriptive authority of buprenorphine/naloxone for APRNs.

2015 Elections

Voting is now open for the APNA 2015 Elections!

Free CE for Nurses Week & Mental Health Month!

Partnerships, Possibilities, and Healing
0.75 Contact Hours

Just Announced! Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

Register now to join 2-part interactive program developed to help you interpret and systematically apply the new APNA Psychiatric Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide into your practice!

Shine a Light on Psych Nurses

Ensure that your colleagues are recognized for their achievements and dedication - nominate them for an APNA Annual Award! Deadline: April 20, 2015

Calling all Leaders!

Nominate yourself or a colleague for the APNA Board of Directors or 2015 Nominating Committee by 4/24.

Scholarship Opportunity

Now accepting applications for the 2015 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship Program. Deadline: May 11

Abstracts Submission Deadline this Monday!

Remember to submit your abstract for the APNA 29th Annual Conference by 11:59 Eastern on Monday, March 9th!

E-News Highlights from the Annual Conference!

This e-news publication enables access to issues in psychiatric-mental health nursing that you can put into practice now.

Free CE to Love

5 Interactive Panels from the APNA 28th Annual Conference are online, free, and eligible for contact hours.

Call for Nominations!

Join a team of leaders who share your vision and dedication to making an impact for psych nursing! APNA is now accepting nominations for the following positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Member at Large, 2016 Nominating Committee


What do we provide for you that keeps you coming back? What are we doing that you want us to keep doing? In short, why APNA?
Tell us in the Strategic Planning Survey!

New Free Continuing Education!

Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
0.75 Contact Hours | FREE
Andrew Solomon, APNA 28th Annual Conference Keynote

30 Annual Conference Sessions Now Online!

30 session recordings from the APNA 28th Annual Conference are now online! Conference attendees can access these podcasts at no cost.

Thanks for giving.

The giving spirit of psychiatric-mental health nurses is a blessing from which we all benefit and for which we give thanks.Enjoy the holiday season and THANK YOU!

Your 2015 Nominating Committee

The 2015 Nominating Committee is now complete! Over the coming year, these members will participate in the selection of a slate of candidates for the 2015 APNA Elections and oversee the electoral process.

Take Action to Support our Military Community

Join ANA, ANF, and APNA on 10/12 at noon for a free webinar: Helping Military Service Members, Veterans, and Those Who Support Them in Transition

Take Action to Support our Military Community

Join ANA, ANF, and APNA on 10/12 at noon for a free webinar: Helping Military Service Members, Veterans, and Those Who Support Them in Transition

What's in our conference future?

Help us figure it out - share your thoughts about APNA's Annual Conference in a brief survey!

Mentor Match Live!

We're bringing Mentor Match to you at the APNA Annual Conference in a couple of weeks! It's a great way to meet prospective mentors and mentees face-to-face!

We need your opinion!

Every other month you receive a copy of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) in the mail. Please share your thoughts on this journal by responding to our quick survey.

A Call to Action: Support PMH Nursing Research!

The American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation funds PMH nursing research - especially that of new researchers - through its Annual Research Grants program. Donations are what keep this program going.

Celebrate Recovery Month!

In honor of National Recovery Month, we're offering APNA members 2 free webinars - that means free CE!

Early Bird Ends Monday!

Register for the Annual Conference by 11:59pm Monday, September 8th, in order to save $75 on registration!

BSN Essentials

Members of the Education Council will be working over the next several years to develop resources to help faculty ensure that BSN students receive the knowledge & skills to promote, assess, and respond to mental health needs, regardless of setting.

July/August JAPNA now online!

A new issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is available online: July/August; Vol. 20, No. 4

Scope & Standards eBook

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice eBook is now a part of APNA membership!

Choose your own adventure!

When you register for the Annual Conference you not only sign up to share a professional journey with 1200+ colleagues and earn 130+ contact hours, you also choose which sessions you'll attend in-person and which you'll access online afterwards.

APNA News: July 2014

Get the latest news and updates in psych nursing.

130 Contact Hours from 1 Conference!

Did you know that registration for the Annual Conference provides the opportunity to earn 130+ contact hours in-person and online?

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars

Each recipient will enjoy one year complimentary membership in APNA, as well as registration, travel, and lodging for the APNA 28th Annual Conference this October 22-25 in Indianapolis, IN.

APNA Elections: The results are in!

We are pleased to welcome the following members to the APNA Board of Directors and 2015 Nominating Committee!

New Tool for your Toolbox!

Seclusion and Restraint: Keys to Assessing and Mitigating Risks
60 minutes / 1.0 contact hours
FREE for APNA Members

2014 Annual Awards Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 APNA Annual Awards! Click below to view their names.

JAPNA: May/June issue now online!

Check out this issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for the latest evidence-based research in PMH nursing.

Vote Now!

Take a minute to support colleagues, share your opinions, and steer APNA's direction.

Scope & Standards of PMHN: Exclusive pre-order discount!

Pre-Order your copy through APNA by June 16th and get 38% off the listing price!

Recognizing the great work of our Editor!

As Tenure as Journal Editor-in-Chief Approaches 10 years, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Applauds Karen Farchaus Stein’s Substantial Accomplishments

Free Copies of Keynote's Book for CPI Attendees

CPI Keynote Xavier Amador’s book "I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help!" explores why some persons with serious mental illness are in “denial” and refuse treatment, as well as how to communicate and build trust to help them accept treatment and services.

Vote Now!

Voting is now open for the APNA 2014 Elections. Clink on the link below to learn about the candidates and cast your vote.

Do you know an excellent PMH nurse?

Nominate him or her for an APNA Annual Award! Nominations Deadline: April 28

DSM-5 for APRNs

Introducing a new 7-part interactive course on the DSM-5! Space is limited, so register ASAP.

Promoting Children's Mental Health

The themes and recommendations from last May's Healthy Development Summit II can be found in a new report, Changing Frames and Expanding Partnerships to Promote Children's Mental Health and Social/Emotional Development.

Policy Implications of Integrated Care

Check out this new video from the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy.

It's time to recognize our best and brightest!

We are now accepting nominations for the APNA Annual Awards. To get a nomination started, simply email with your colleague's name and the name of the award.

Competition & the Regulation of APRNs

The Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a policy paper which advises legislators to cautiously evaluate state-level proposals to limit APRN scope of practice.

Nursing Students: Scholarship Opportunity!

Apply by May 12th for the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship, which includes travel, lodging, and expenses to attend the APNA 28th Annual Conference.

Calling all thought leaders!

There are just a couple of weeks left until Friday, March 21st, the deadline to submit a nomination for the APNA Board of Directors of Nomination Committee.

Registration is NOW OPEN for APNA's Clinical Psychopharm Institute!

Don't miss out on this cutting-edge program and the opportunity to earn up to 20 continuing education contact hours!

Bring out your inner champion - Submit an abstract by March 4!

Share your expertise with us – whether it’s current practices in a clinical topic, a practice change, or interesting research. Come on! Bring out that inner champion! Submit an abstract for the 28th Annual Conference!

Because you’re not “just a nurse” - because YOU ARE A NURSE!

You're invited to join Suzanne Gordon for a video presentation: Team Intelligence in Action: The Key to Nursing Voice and Patient Safety (Keynote originally presented at the APNA 27th Annual Conference)

1 Week Left for Research Funding!

The APNF Research Grants deadline is approaching! Submissions will undergo a blind review and up to 5 individual grants of up to $5,000 per award will be announced in May. (Funding will begin in July.) Submission Deadline: Monday, February 17th

APRN Compact Model Legislation: Submit your comments!

The NCSBN APRN Compact Implementation Work Group has invited APNA to submit comments on the revised Proposed APRN Compact Model Legislation and Proposed APRN Compact Model Rules.

PMH Nursing Highlighted During HHS Call on Affordable Care Act

Yesterday, on a national call for nurses organized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) President-Elect Susie Adams emphasized the important part that psychiatric-mental health nurses play in the delivery of holistic health care.

Want to apply for an APNF Research Grant but don't know how to make the jump?

This new free podcast in the APNA eLearning Center offers 1 free contact hour & guidance on applying, finding resources, working with mentors, and preparing strong applications for the 2014 funding cycle.

Call for Nominations - APNA Elections

APNA is looking for nominations for the 2014 Elections! To nominate yourself or a colleague for a leadership position on the APNA Board of Directors or Nominating Committee, send your contact information to by Friday, March 21st.

Submit an abstract for the Annual Conference!

The Scholarly Review Committee invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2014 APNF Research Grants: Call for Proposals!

Funding: Up to 5 individual grants of up to $5,000
Submission Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2014

November/December Issue of JAPNA

The latest issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is now online!

Announcing a New Live Webinar Series on Boundaries

You're invited to register for APNA's new 4-part interactive webinar series:
Risky Business: Walking the Boundaries Tightrope – A Primer for Nurses

Mental Health Parity

On Friday, December 6th, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association was proud to be the only nursing organization present and able to offer nursing's perspectives at a meeting focused on ensuring the effective implementation of mental health parity.

Conference Attendees: Do you have your CE Certificate?

Remember that Thursday, December 12th is the last to to log in to the evaluations site to post your contact hours and generate your CE certificate!

We're thankful for you!

APNA is giving thanks with 10 bonus points in the APNA eLearning Center for all Members!

We're thankful for you!

APNA is giving thanks with 10 bonus points in the APNA eLearning Center for all Members!

Who is your psych nursing icon?

This nurse has had a huge impact on your career and made significant contributions to the profession...she or he is the most iconic psychiatric-mental health nurse that you've known in your lifetime. Let us know who he or she is!

Final Rule to Implement Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

The final rule to implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was issued on Friday, November 8th.

What do you want in a conference?

Regardless of whether or not you attended this year's Annual Conference, we need your feedback! Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing the 2013 Post-Conference Survey.

New Funding Opportunity: Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation

All APNA members are invited to apply to join the academy, made possible through a partnership with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. 12-15 APNA members with promising strategies will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and complimentary registration to the APNA 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Introducing APNA's newest feature of membership:

An eMembership with the American Nurses Association as a part of your APNA membership!

Invitation to Join Call with VP Biden

The nursing community and APNA has been invited to join Vice President Joe Biden and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conference call this Thursday September 26th at 4:30PM EDT.

Show us your...BADGE!

After another great day at the APNA Annual Conference, Simon and Verna head out on the town to see what San Antonio has to offer...

Treat yourself for National Recovery Month: 2 FREE Sessions / 1.5 Contact Hours

Pick one or treat yourself to both - it's up to you! Both sessions are FREE for APNA Members during the month of September and FREE for everyone during National Wellness Week, September 16-22.

Important Info About Annual Conference Housing

There's still time to save!
Register and reserve your hotel room by Friday, September 13th at 5pm ET to ensure that you receive the APNA room rate.

Just in time for the new academic year - new CE for graduate nurse educators!

Integration of Recovery Principles for Advanced Practice Educators
1.0 contact hours
APNA Members: $10/10 bonus points ♦ Nonmembers: $18

Introducing Simon & Verna!

We'd like to introduce you to two new members of the APNA family...

CPI 2013 Podcasts now online!

12 Session recordings from the APNA 11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute are now available in the APNA eLearning Center. Earn up to 18 contact hours!

Welcome to the 2014 Nominating Committee!

Please join us in welcoming the following members to their new positions on the 2014 Nominating Committee:
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Carolyn D. Harris-Muchell, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Make your Continuing Education $ Work for You

The APNA 27th Annual Conference offers up to 85+ total contact hours with your Early Bird Conference Registration fee of only $495 ($695 for non-members)!

Announcing the New Members of the APNA Board of Directors!


Benjamin M. Evans, DD, DNP, RN APN, PMHCNS-BC

Michael J. Rice, PhD APRN-NP, FAAN

Amy J. Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

APNA Earns CNE Accreditation with Distinction!

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has achieved accreditation with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

A scholarship opportunity for students interested in psychiatric mental health nursing!

APNA Supports Expansion of APRN Prescriptive Authority to...

...Include Prescription of Buprenorphine & Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone)

Are you in for the count?

Remember to cast your vote in the APNA elections before THIS FRIDAY, July 5th!

Registration is OPEN!

That’s right – the time has come.... Registration for the APNA 27th Annual Conference is open!

Recognizing PMH Nursing Excellence!

APNA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 APNA Annual Awards! Congratulations!

APNF Research Grants Recipients!

Congratulations to Marian Hardwick, MS, RN and Kerry Peterson, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP, recipients of the 2013 APNA Research Grants!

How about supporting your APNA colleagues with just a few clicks of the mouse?

Take a moment to cast your vote in the APNA Elections! Visit to go directly to the ballot. For more info on the candidates and voting, visit

Early Bird ends 6/3!

Remember to register for CPI by Monday, June 3rd to save $75 on your registration!

Free CE on Recovery & Schizophrenia

Counseling PointsTM: Shedding the Label of Schizophrenia Through a Recovery Model - Digital Publication
Free | Earn up to 1.5 Contact Hours

Happy Nurses Week!

A Nurses Week gift for you, in appreciation of all you do: free continuing education for members & nonmembers May 6-12!

CPI: Just one month left to save $75!

Register by Monday, June 3rd to save $75 on registration for the APNA 11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute.

Free CE for Mental Health Month!

Thank you for all that you do to promote mental health. Celebrate this month with 0.75 contact hours of free CE in the APNA eLearning Center!

Annual Awards: 7 Days Left to Nominate!

Honor a PMH Nurse for his/her excellence. Awards recipients will be profiled in APNA News, have their stories included in the Annual Conference Program book, and be recognized in person at the Annual Conference.

Find your mentoring match, then bloom and grow together!

Join the newly streamlined APNA Mentor Match - an easy enrollment, a quick search for a mentor or mentee with similar interests, and a connection made online.

CPI is the one size that fits all!

No matter who you are, your level of practice, or where you practice, CPI has lots to offer. Register Today!