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APNA eLearning Center

Welcome to the APNA eLearning Center, where you can browse & order online CE offerings, check your eLearning History, access your APNA Member bonus points, and more. Continuing education offerings are available as session archives from previous APNA conferences, upcoming live webinars, on-demand archived webinars, or online publications. Click on the links below to learn more about each online program in psychiatric mental health nursing.

If you are looking for your CE Certificate from a past live APNA conference, please visit: 

APNA Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate Program

ATP is a self-paced program that provides RNs with the latest evidence-based knowledge and skills that are foundational to providing effective psychiatric-mental health nursing care. Using a new online platform, participants will have 90 days to progress through the curriculum, at the end of which they will earn 15 continuing nursing education contact hours and a certificate of successful completion.

Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses

These sessions feature topics focusing on special skills for psychiatric mental health nurses that will help transform you from novice to expert. Stay tuned for new releases in this section throughout the upcoming months.


Looking for contact hours in pharmacology? These podcasts, recorded from recent live conferences, provide cutting-edge clinical updates and are eligible for psychopharmacology contact hours.

APNA e-Series: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

This series of 3 online publications focus on the assessment and treatment of bipolar spectrum disorders. Issue 1 provides foundational information including DSM-5 criteria, Issue 2 will focus on topics related to psychopharmacology, and Issue 3 will focus on counseling and psychotherapy.

Annual Conference Session Archives

If you missed the APNA Annual Conference, you can still get the content and continuing education contact hours! Find podcasts of the wide variety of sessions presented at recent Annual Conferences here.

APNA Webinars

APNA is offering exciting continuing nursing education opportunities, available to access from your own home! These webinars are listed as archived versions of previously live-presented sessions, or as live webcasts were you can participate in real-time.


Counseling PointsTM: Schizophrenia & Recovery

This symposium was originally presented at the APNA 26th Annual Conference in November 2012 and has been archived with audio, slides, and video. Additional handouts are also available.

Managing Bipolar Type I Depression

The goal of this activity is to improve the learners' knowledge, competence, and performance in the management of bipolar type I depression, with an emphasis on differentiating unipolar from bipolar depression and on weighing the benefits versus risks of the available therapeutic options.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.