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President's Message: What We Accomplish by Doing

Member Profile: Michele Laraia, PhD, PMHNP

Member News: Celebrating the Achievements of our Members!

Board of Directors: Welcome New Members!

Annual Awards: Meet Mary Ann and Mary

Annual Conference: Registration = Live Sessions + Podcasts

Chapter News: Fostering a Global Network

Continuing Education: Military Mental Health & Prescribing Practices

Resource Roundup: July Additions to the APNA Resource Center

New Members: 364 new members since May!

President's Message: What We Accomplish by Doing
“It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson
This sizzling summer is flying by! On the heels of Independence Day, sharing a quote from a founding father seems appropriate and certainly relevant to us here at APNA. APNA has absolutely been “doing” - as usual, we are busy, busy, busy. Here is a little bit about what your association has been up to this summer: (Cont'd)


Member Profile: Michelle Laraia, PhD, PMHNP

Nationally there has been an increasing focus on integrated care, yet there is no widely recognized set of competencies for psychiatric mental health providers and primary care providers on this approach. APNA member Michelle Laraia, PhD, PMHNP, working as a consultant for the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, is part of a core team of consultants who are managing an important Center for Integrated Health Solutions initiative which aims to rectify this gap. (Cont'd)


Member News: Celebrating the Achievements of our Members

Nancy Hanrahan featured on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Blog; Irma Jordan inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practioners in June; Marlene Nadler-Moodie interviewed in NurseZone Article. More Info


Board of Directors: Welcome New Members!
APNA is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 elections: President Elect - Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC; Treasurer - Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHNP-BC; Member-at-Large - Wailua Brandman, FAANP, MSN, APRN-RX, BC, PMHCNS/NP-BC; Member-at-Large - Leslie Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT. Please join us in extending congratulations to these members. They will assume their new positions at the APNA 26th Annual Conference in November. Learn More About These Members


Annual Awards: Meet Mary Ann and Mary
This marks the first installment in a series that will introduce you to each of the recipients of the 2012 APNA Annual Awards. To start, learn more about Mary Ann Nihart, APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year, and Mary Moller, recipient of the APNA Award for Distinguished Service. Mary Ann Nihart  |  Mary Moller


Annual Conference: Registration = Live Sessions + Podcasts

Like last year, this year’s conference registration fee includes access to the session recordings after the conference. Just log in to the APNA eLearning Center and use your Attendee Bonus Points to order sessions you missed at the live conference. The sessions will be in a podcast mp3 format so that you will be able to listen to the recordings at your computer, on your smartphone, in the car, wherever! Then, come back to your account on the eLearning Center to take the post test and earn your CE. Learn more about CE at the conference  |  Register Now!


Chapter News: Fostering a Global Network

In May 2012, when Thelma McKenzie, principal nursing officer for the Bahamas Public Hospitals Authority, Division of Behavioral Health, posted on the APNA Member Bridge looking for a psychiatric hospital in South Florida to tour and visit, APNA Member and APNA Florida Chapter Board Member-at-Large John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Vice-President/Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Nursing Officer for the Jackson Mental Health Hospital (JMHH) in Miami, FL responded to the post and extended the invitation to host. (Cont'd)


Continuing Education: Military Mental Health & Prescribing Practices

New podcast in the APNA eLearning Center - Military Mission, Culture, and Psychopharmacologic Considerations: Presented by CDR Sean P. Convoy, PMHNP, BC and CDR Jean Fisak, NC, USN, PMHCNS-BC at the10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, this podcast offers the opportunity to earn up to 2.0 contact hours and to learn about topics such as military service-specific prevention and intervention models. Within the next month, more CPI session recordings will be released - check the eLearning Center's Psychopharmacology section for updates. More Info


Resource Roundup: July Additions to the APNA Resource Center

  • RN-PMH Resources: SAMHSA Report - Mental Health, United States, 2010
  • APRN Resources: CNS Prescriptive Authority by State - Thanks for sharing, Cynthia Handrup!
  • Recovery Resources: Guide - Putting Recovery at the Heart of All We Do
  • Child & Adolescent Resources: SAMHSA Data Spotlight - youth in therapeutic foster care and substance use
  • Tobacco Dependence Council: 7/31 Smoking Cessation Leadership Center Webinar - free CE!
  • Military and PTSD Resources: 7/26 DCoE Webinar - Concussion Management in the Deployed Setting: New 2012 Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) and Clinical Algorithms
  • Medication Updates: FDA updated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids
  • Substance Use Resources: From SAMHSA - The Role of Biomarkers in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders, 2012 Revision; An Introduction to Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone for the Treatment of People with Opioid Dependence, 2010 Treatment Episode Data Set - Admissions
  • Publications Discounts: $100 off  training DVD on movement disorder identification and assessment


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