Continuing Nursing Education for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses – Registration is Open for the APNA 28th Annual Conference

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 28th Annual Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to earn more than 130 continuing nursing education contact hours through scientific and educational sessions, symposia, interactive panels, and posters tailored for psychiatric-mental health nurses.

APNA 28th Annual Conference

APNA 28th Annual Conference

The program will be composed of a record number of sessions highlighting a broad spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing roles and contributions.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association's 28th Annual Conference will be held October 22-25, 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will offer more than three days of continuing nursing education and networking. As the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing, the APNA Annual Conference each year draws more than 1,200 psychiatric nurses from across the world, and offers a high caliber program addressing the most current and relevant topics in nursing and mental health.

Registration for the conference is now open at Attendees will be able to earn up to 25.5 continuing education contact hours for sessions attended at the conference. In addition, attendees can earn additional 100+ contact hours from podcast recordings of sessions, which will be available online after the conference as a part of full conference registration. Register by the Early Bird Deadline of September 8, 2014 to save $75 on registration.

"In keeping with the conference theme, Building Connections: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Perspectives, the program will be composed of a record number of sessions highlighting a broad spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing roles and contributions,” says APNA President Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC, “as well as ample opportunities to connect and dialogue with other attendees. I look forward to forging many meaningful connections with my colleagues!”

APNA Annual Conference content is appropriate for psychiatric-mental health nurses at all levels of practice and specialties, as well as for health care professionals who provide care to persons with mental health needs in any setting. Registrants will attend and have online access to content covering a broad range of clinical topics, studies, education strategies, and best practices from across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, research, education, and administration. Sessions will provide education on therapy, integrated care, addiction, suicide assessment and management, psychopharmacology, leadership, self-care, child and adolescent mental health, military mental health, recovery, mindfulness, team-based care, emergency departments, safety and more. In addition, keynote presentations will be given by mental health advocate and best-selling author, Andrew Solomon, American Academy of Nursing “Living Legend,” Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, and APNA President, Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC. More information about the program is available at

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’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric-mental health registered nurses, including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), 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.

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