Arlington, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association announces the launch of its new eLearning Center, an online center for continuing education specific to psychiatric mental health and behavioral health care. This new interactive site is designed to provide outstanding continuing education in a convenient and user-friendly format. Psych nurses and non-psych nurses alike will now find all of APNA’s online continuing education (CE) opportunities on a site that is fast, smart, and easy to navigate.
The APNA eLearning Center features webinars from recent APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institutes and Annual Conferences as well as APNA webcasts and publications that offer continuing education contact hours (CEUs). Currently over 75 continuing education activities are available. Topics include tobacco dependence, psychopharmacology, reduction of seclusion and restraint, child and adolescent psychiatry, and many more. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The eLearning Center platform offers several exciting capabilities. The search feature enables users to search by content type, keyword, and topic. The site also tracks a user’s eLearning history, recording the user’s orders, CE credits earned, and available bonus points which can be used to “purchase” content. Users are able to seamlessly search for and access specific CE programs, resume programs where they left off during their last log in to the site, complete evaluations and posttests, and receive CE certificates. A single log in for APNA members allows them to access members-only content across the association’s websites and obtain their special member pricing in the eLearning Center.
Along with the launch of its new eLearning Center, APNA is thrilled to introduce a new bonus points system for “purchasing” CE activities in the center. Bonus points will be awarded for reasons such as joining APNA, renewing membership, attending conferences, or participating in APNA committees. The points, with varying levels of eligibility and expiration, are awarded electronically and will automatically appear on the eLearning Center in the user's account. In a special program to highlight APNA’s 25th anniversary, which will be celebrated this October at the APNA Annual Conference, the association is giving all of its members 25 bonus points to use in the APNA eLearning Center.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is committed to offering valuable continuing education that is up to date and reflective of evidence-based best practices. For more information about APNA’s continuing education programs, please visit http://www.apna.org/CE.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA is inclusive of all PMH registered nurses (RN) including associate degree (ADN), baccalaureate (BSN), advanced practice (APN) comprised of clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and psychiatric nurse practitioners (NP), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.