APNA 29th Annual Conference Online Poster Gallery

Explore the gallery to find 100+ posters presented at the conference in Lake Buena Vista, including the award-winning presentations listed below!

Congratulations to the APNA 29th Annual Conference Poster Presentation Award Recipients!


1st Place
3. A Comprehensive Approach to Elopement Reduction in the Psychiatric Inpatient Environment
         Daryl Anne Cummings, MSN, RN-BC

2nd Place
1. Effectiveness of a Psychiatric Nursing Residency Program
         Deborah C. Beer, MSN, RN, CNE; Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN


1st Place – tie!
33. Alcohol Awareness Education Classes for Veterans: A Health Promotion Intervention
         Christine Carol Nevinski, EdD, MSN, MEd;  Miriam Lepold, MSN, RN-BC, CNL

1st Place – tie!
35. Transition To Clinical Practice:  How a Fellowship Year for Psychiatric APRNs Offers Benefits to Patients, Systems, and New Psychiatric Providers
         Kathleen Kelly Peniston, BS, MSN, PMHNP-BC

2nd Place
26. Recovery in Action: Collaborating with Peer Support Specialists on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit to Provide Nursing Students with a First Hand Experience of Mental Health, Mental Illness, Stigma and Recovery Practices
        Kristen D. Lambert, PhD, RN; Alysha Giovannina Woods, BSN, RN


1st Place
61. Readmission Risk Stratification in Psychiatry
        Sarah Carpenter, APRN; Ann Mc Kay, RN, MS

2nd Place – tie!
70. No Soldier Left Behind:  Furry Battle Buddies for Returning Soldiers
        Michael Eaton, MSN, PMHNP-BC

2nd Place – tie!
72. Reducing Staff Burnout:  Offering Positive Psychology Activities and Promoting Character Strengths
        Paul J. Edick, BSN, RN


1st Place
190. Depression Management Leadership by Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Monitoring Depression with a Patient Rated Instrument:  Is it helpful for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses?
         Maryann Wilkinson, EDD, PMHNP-BC

2nd Place
187. "Where is the Hope": Do our Patients or their Primary Nurses have More Hope for the Patient’s Recovery?
         Joyce R. Streeter, BSN, RN-BC; Jillian Borden, BSN


1st Place
191. Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI) Scale Thai Version: Translation Process and Psychometric Properties
        Choochart Wong-Anuchit, PhD (candidate), RN

2nd Place
169. Analysis of Behavioral Willingness and Future Implications in Adolescent Suicide Prevention
        Lindsey R. Manzel, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC, RN

Download a list of the 2015 Poster Presentation Winners (pdf)

Special thanks to the Poster Presentation Judges:
Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Lois Angelo, APRN-BC
Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML
Susan Archacki-Resnik, ARNP, FPMHNP, BC
Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN-BC (PMH)
Janet M. Collins, MS, RN, CNS, NPP-BC
Diane Daddario, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, CMSRN
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Laura Dzurec, PhD
Carol Essenmacher, MSN, CNS-BC
Kay Foland, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, CNP
Laurie Galatas, MS, RN
Deanna Golden, DNP Student, MSN, MBA, RN
Peggy Hernandez, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Cris Kalinyak, DNP, FNP, ANP, CNS, MBA
Brenda G. Kucirka, PhD(c), RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Kathleen Lehmann, RN-BC, ED.S, M.ED., BSN, BA
Margherite Matteis, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Diana McIntosh, Ph.D, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Leslie Miles, DNP, PMHNP
Patricia Mulvaney-Roth, RN, MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Connie Noll MA, BSN, RN-BC
Zim Okoli, PhD, MPH, RN
Rick Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGP
Barbara Peterson, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Eula Pines, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, DNP
Yvette Rose, DNPc, MSN, RN
Jacki Rosen, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, APN
Debbie Steele, RN, LMFT, PhD
Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD(c), DNP, RN, PMHNP/CS-BC
Frankie Wallis, DNP, FNP, RN
Cornelia Walsh, RN BC, BSN, MSHS
Suzane Wilbur, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Stephanie Wynn, DNP-RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Teresa Yambo, PhD(c), MSN Ed, RN
Jaclene Zauszniewski PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

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