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Marguerite Moon, PMHNP-BC, Family

Brief biographical sketch
I started working in Medical ICU at Bayfront Medical Center after completion of my BSN from the University of South Florida in 2005.  Then working in Cardiac Rehab and other inpatient areas until I graduated with my Family PMHNP in December 2012 from the University of Florida.  I have been a nurse for almost 10 years and PMHNP-BC for 2 years.  I am employed by Hector Corzo, MD, PA in outpatient and round at PEMHS, a psychiatric inpatient hospital.

It is my vision for the APNA Florida Chapter to thrive within the state through the promotion and advancement of the role of psychiatric nurses by means of education and advocacy in our community in order to better serve the population we treat.

Beth King, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Brief biographical sketch
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and have been an educator for over 20 years. As an educator, I have taught both didactic and clinical mental health nursing. I have practiced in both acute mental health settings and as a nurse therapist in an out- patient setting.  My area of research is focused on depression, measurement of depression and the utilization of Heart Math® as a treatment intervention.

As a member-at-large I would like to assist in the development of membership webinars, focusing on both national and local issues related to mental health nursing.  Webinars can also act as a membership recruiting tool by demonstrating the value of  the organization. I would also like to assist in the enhancement of collaboration between all levels of nurses practicing in mental health through research activities.


Laurie Zeitlin, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC

Brief biographical sketch
After graduating with a BSN from SUNY (State Univ of NY),I went on to obtain my Masters in Nursing at Columbia University in 1982.  I have spent most of my career specializing in psychiatric nursing and have worked for the Veterans Administration the last 18 years.  As a CNS/Psych ARNP, I have treated thousands of those who have served our country and helped to improve the outcomes of those suffering from PTSD, Psychotic Disorders, Depression, substance abuse and other mental health conditions.  I am happily married and have 2 adult children, both currently in graduate school.

I have been an active member of the Florida Chapter of APNA since 2005, but believe that it is my time to step up and become involved at the organizational level.  My vision is to help strengthen the chapter by actively recruiting new members from those who have recently entered the nursing profession.  I would strive to improve communication and making more people aware of everything our chapter has to offer, thereby becoming an even stronger force in the psychiatric nursing community.


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