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President's Message: Undeterred by the Elements!

Member Profile: Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, HSMI

Member News: Your Colleagues in the News

Annual Conference: Abstract Submission Deadline 3/4/13

Call to Action: Talking Points for Mental Health

CPI: Register Today!

Continuing Education: 2 Free Sessions / 2 Free Contact Hrs

SAMHSA Voice Awards: Open for Nominations

Elections: Recommend a Leader!

Resource Roundup: February New Resources

New Members: 459 new members since December!

President's Message: Undeterred by the Elements!
Hope those of you who were affected by recent storms have dug out from under the snowdrifts! Props to those who went beyond the call of duty to make sure your patients were cared for—winter weather is no match for your dedication! APNA continues to move forward as well, undeterred by the elements. Cont'd


Member Profile: Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, HSMI
How do we help vulnerable populations like children, nursing students, older adults, and family caregivers go beyond just coping with challenges? How do we help them become stronger, more flexible, and healthier?  How do we help them thrive? These are the questions that nurse researcher Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, HSMI has spent examining over the past several years. Cont'd


Member News: Your Colleagues in the News
Laura G. Leahy discusses new genetic test; Tracey Linegar Taylor contributor to Defense Centers of Excellence article; Linda Denise Oakley featured in University of Wisconsin News; Liz Poster will step down as Dean and return to faculty position; OpEds by Mona Shattell posted online; Nancy Valentine appointed to Board of Trustees; Barbara Warren contributor to Guest Column in SAMHSA E-Newsletter More Info


Annual Conference: Abstract Submission Deadline March 4th
Presenters at the APNA Annual Conference don't just share their expertise, they also experience the conference in a unique way...submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the APNA 27th Annual Conference! Submission Deadline: 3/4/13 (next Monday!) Learn More & Submit


Call to Action: Talking Points for Mental Health
A message from the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy: On Monday, February 4th, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued an editorial calling upon all of America to "bring mental illness out of the shadows". Cont'd


CPI: Register Today!
Registration is now open for the APNA11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. Held in Reston, Virginia, June 20th-23rd, CPI will provide attendees with continuing education on psychopharmacologic practice across the lifespan and the opportunity to earn up to 23 contact hours. One highlight will be the keynotes, to be delivered by Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH, and David Mineta, Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. More Info


Continuing Education: 2 Free Sessions / 2 Free Contact Hrs
APNA has two new free sessions in the APNA eLearning Center! In response to member requests, How to Decide on a PhD or DNP: How do Goals, Process and Outcomes Compare? (0.5 contact hrs) was developed by the Graduate Education committee of the APNA Education Council to clarify the differences between a PhD program and the DNP program. Counseling Points™: Shedding the Label of Schizophrenia Through the Recovery Model (1.5 contact hrs) educates psychiatric nurses about the value and benefits of the recovery model in working with persons with schizophrenia. APNA eLearning Center


SAMHSA Voice Awards: Open for Nominations
Anyone is welcome to nominate a peer leader, a TV/film writer, or producer! SAMHSA's Voice Awards honor consumer/peer leaders who have helped to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. The awards also recognize TV/film writers and producers who have given a voice to people with behavioral health problems through dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of these individuals in their scripts, programs, and productions. For the past two years, APNA has been a proud Voice Awards Program Partner. Nomination Deadline: March 29More Info


Elections: Who will be APNA's Next Leaders?
Let us know your recommendations! Nominate a colleague who has proven to be a great leader or nominate yourself to continue your leadership in APNA. To submit a nomination, send your contact information to APNA Executive Director Nicholas Croce, Jr., MS at ncroce@apna.org by Friday, March 15th. You can nominate yourself or another member for any of these positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Member at Large, Nominating Committee Member. More Info
 


Resource Roundup: January & February New Resources

  • Grants & Scholarships: HRSA NurseCorps Scholarship Program, NINR Summer Genetics Institute application info, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy scholarships for faculty and students, Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Improving Health and Reducing Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness (NIMH), RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Call for Applications
  • Substance Use Resources: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2011 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
  • Medication Updates: NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide; FDA requires lower recommended doses of Zolpidem containing products, including Ambien, Ambian CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist