FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2014

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Offers Pre-Order Discount for 2014 Edition of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

The 2014 Edition of “Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice” will be released this coming June. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is pleased to offer the option to pre-order copies of the new edition at a 38% discount off the list price through June 16, 2014 ($18.50 for APNA members and $25.00 for nonmembers).

 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice articulates the essentials of psychiatric-mental health nursing, its activities and accountabilities - the who, what, when, where, and how of practice - at multiple levels and settings. Delineating a body of knowledge and an advanced set of applied nursing skills, it reflects the diverse activities in which general and advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses are engaged and serves them in their clinical practice, education, research, and community service.

This new edition, co-published by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), and the American Nurses Association (ANA), has been updated to reflect current best practices and approaches to the delivery of psychiatric-mental health care, as well as the evolving role of psychiatric-mental health nurses within the broader context of recent changes such as health care reform, the APRN Consensus Model, and the movement towards recovery-focused care.

“This publication is an extremely important document to our specialty,” says Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, CADC-II, who co-chaired the Task Force on behalf of APNA. “It was important to the Task Force to ensure that it continues as an indispensable resource to guide psychiatric-mental health nurses and provide the public with a comprehensive picture of the broad range of skills and capabilities encompassed by our profession.”

Special thanks to the Task Force composed of psychiatric-mental health nurses from APNA and the ISPN who reviewed and updated the 2007 publication:

Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN - APNA Co-Chair
Catherine Kane, PhD, RN, FAAN - ISPN Co-Chair
Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN
Amanda DuWick, BSN, BC-RN
Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA, BC
Kay Foland, PhD, MSN, RN
Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, CNS, DNSc
Susan Krupnick, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, ANP, C-PREP
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sue Odegarden, MA, MS, BSN, RN
Peggy Plunkett, MSN, PMHCNS, APRN
Diane Snow, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN
Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, FAAN


Pre-Order your copy now!