Full Program Schedule



Full Schedule
DSM-5 for Advanced Practice Nurses – A Conference Course   10.5 Contact Hours

This 8.5-hour multi-day course will examine the changes in the DSM-5 with an emphasis on how to perform a thorough diagnostic interview, identify symptom criteria, and write a case formulation paragraph.

Topics include:
  • Overview of the DSM-5 changes
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use & addictive disorders
  • Depressive & bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety & obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Trauma-related & stress-related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Utilizing faculty-led presentations, facilitated discussions, and interactive group work, this course will take place throughout the conference during the following times:
  • Wed. 10/22:  1:15pm – 5:30pm
  • Thurs. 10/23:  4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Fri. 10/24:  4:45pm – 6:15pm
  • Sat. 10/25:  10:15am – 11:45am
A two-hour prerequisite online session is required (2.0 contact hours) and must be completed by September 30, 2014 in order to attend this conference course.” Select the "Conference Plus! with DSM Course" option when registering!


     Registration Open

        8:00am – 1:30pm


  Pre-Conference Sessions*
7:15am – 5:30pm
Up to 8.0 Contact Hours

Session Tracks: Therapy, Education, Integrated Care, Addiction, Advanced Practice, Practice, Research, Suicide Assessment & Management, Psychopharmacology, Nurse Leadership & Self-Care
  Morning Sessions
      Block 1: 
7:15am – 9:15am
      Block 2:  9:30am – 11:30am
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   Afternoon Sessions
      Block 3: 
1:15pm – 3:15pm
      Block 4:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
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  *The Pre-Conference Sessions require an additional fee.  Select the “Conference Plus! with Pre-Conference” option when you register.

     Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers and New Members    
        5:45pm – 6:10pm


  Opening Program and President's Address
      6:15pm – 8:00pm
  1.0 Contact Hour

APNA President: Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC


     Product Theater Dinner 
        8:15pm – 9:45pm