Appendix D
2011 APNA Communications Report

  1. Position Papers
  2. Organizational Responses
  3. Press Releases
  4. Email Blasts and Website Communications
  5. Print Communications
  6. Member Bridge
  7. APNA News – Online Newsletter
  8. Social Media

1. Position Papers
The APNA Board of Directors approved four position papers this year:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses (October 2010)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (January 2011)
  • Position on LACE Recommendations (February 2011)
  • Staffing Inpatient Psychiatric Units (September 2011)


2. Organizational Responses

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule on Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
    • Submitted to CMS in August 2011
    • Incorporated feedback from APNA's members, councils, and Board of Directors.
    • APNA members also urged to comment directly to CMS and send copy of their response to APNA
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Measures from CMS and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    • Submitted via NCQA’s website in August 2011
    • Incorporated feedback from APNA members, councils, and the Board of Directors
    • APNA Members also invited to submit individual comments directly via NCQA's Public Comments website.


3. Press Releases
9 Press Releases Issued since January 2011. Data for each release is cumulative from date of release to 9/15/11. Online impressions measure how many times the press release link was seen on a website or via a newsfeed. Interactions include printing, forwarding, downloading a PDF version, clicking on a link or interacting with embedded Web site.
 

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Supports Electroconvulsive Therapy as an Effective and Proven Treatment (1/26/11)
    • 72,283 Online Impressions
    • 404 Full Page Reads
    • 164 Interactions
  • Experts in Health Care to Give Keynote Addresses at American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference (2/15/11)
    • 109,602 Online Impressions
    • 698 Full Page Reads
    • 355 Interactions
  • APNA Issues Recommendations for Aligning Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing With Consensus Model for APRN Regulation (3/9/11)
    • 62,621 Online Impressions
    • 449 Full Page Reads
    • 160 Online Interactions
  • New eLearning Site for Online Continuing Nursing Education Launched by American Psychiatric Nurses Association (3/16/11)
    • 72,014 Online Impressions
    • 627 Full Page Reads
    • 164 Interactions
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Seven Nurses for Outstanding Contributions to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (6/14/11)
    • 90,910 Online Impressions
    • 1,778 Full Page Reads
    • 228 Interactions
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces the Recipients of the 2011 APNA Janssen Student Scholarship (7/7/11)
    • 123,137 Online Impressions
    • 1,697 Full Page Reads
    • 195 Interactions
  • Continuing Nursing Education: Podcasts on Clinical Psychopharmacology Released by American Psychiatric Nurses Association (8/25/11)
    • 99,318 Online Impressions
    • 2,193 Full Page Reads
    • 230 Interactions
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Celebrates National Recovery Month with Free Continuing Education (9/7/11)
    • 57,978 Online Impressions
    • 1,548 Full Page Reads
    • 182 Interactions
  • Recommendations for Developing Safe Nurse Staffing Models on Inpatient Psychiatric Units Issued by American Psychiatric Nurses Association (9/15/11)
    • 29,071 Online Impressions
    • 884 Full Page Reads
    • 116 Interactions
       

4. Email Blasts and Website Communications

  • 104 blast emails (see attached chart)
  • 56 Announcements posted to Member Bridge
  • APNA Newsfeed Page gathers all online communications into one location on the website (Created February 2011)
    • Announcements from Member Bridge rss feed
    • Press Releases rss feed
    • JAPNA rss feed
    • Member Bridge Blogs rss feed
    • APNA Quick Updates: updated any time new information is added to the website
    • Facebook widget displays pictures of fans and most recent posts
    • Twitter widget displays tweets relevant to nursing and psychiatric mental health


5. Print Communications

  • CPI Brochures (2 mailings)
  • Annual Conference Brochures (2 mailings)
  • New eLearning Center Announcement Postcard
  • APNA News Print Edition (November 2010)
  • 2011 Elections Announcement and Ballot


6. Member Bridge:  September 2010 – September 2011

(As compared to September 2009 – September 2010)

  • 37,966 visits to the site over the past year (+152.23%)
  • 13,148 absolute unique visitors (+175.01%)
    • 69.25% Returning Visitors (+2.93%)
    • 30.75% New Visitors (-2.93%)
    • 13,161 Log-ins
  • Members visit an average of 4.73 pages per visit and spend an average of 5 minutes on the site
  • 179,733 page views (+150.87%)
  • 118,209 unique page views (+149.30%)
  • Top 5 Pages Visited:
    • Homepage (13,669)
    • Find a Member (3,686)
    • My Communities (3,540)
    • My Profile (3,181)
  • 230 Communities
    • New Community Homepage: members can see the recent discussions, documents, blogs, and membership of a community on one page
    • 2,460 Threads
    • 5,118 eGroup posts written
      • 2,653 Reply to eGroup
      • 1,995 Reply to Sender
    • 6,542 Subscribers to the All-Purpose Discussion Forum
    • 954 Threads
    • 2297 Posts
      • 1343 Reply to eGroup
      • 1383 Reply to Sender
    • 26 Posts (since 7/28/11)
    • 38 Subscribers
    • This group has enabled Janssen Scholars to introduce themselves to each other before meeting at the Annual Conference and has also allowed them to correspond with the Board of Directors
    • 38 members
    • 14 Files Shared
    • This community was formed to allow members to submit old APNA pictures for the upcoming conference, take the conference survey, and exchange messages in one place. A corresponding Annual Conference Roommate Finder group was also formed to facilitate the sharing of rooms.
    • Most Popular Member Created Community: Nurse Educators
      • 53 Subscribers
      • 31 Posts
    • 2011 Janssen Scholars Community:
    • 25th Annual Conference Connect Community
    • 27 Member Created Communities
  • 1,061 Profiles created
  • 1026 Connections made
  • New Profile Social Networking Functionalities - members can now:
    •  Import information from their LinkedIn account onto their profile
    • Link to their facebook pages, twitter accounts, and blogs
    • Post their tweets on their profiles
  • 116 Blogs
  • Member Bridge Feedback Survey
    On April 7 sent an email to the membership asking them to share their thoughts about Member Bridge by taking a short survey
    • 172 members took the full survey
Responses:
Do you currently use Member Bridge?
Response Percent Response Count
Yes
73.1% 133
No
26.9% 49
 
How do you use it? (please check all that apply)
I post messages on the All Purpose Discussion Forum and enjoy reading the daily digest emails.
50.8% 67
I enjoy reading the All Purpose Discussion Forum daily digest emails, but I haven’t posted any messages yet.
46.2% 61
I post messages on the All Purpose Discussion Forum, but don’t receive the daily digest emails.
6.1% 8
I check the Member Bridge home page for announcements, recent discussions & member blogs, or latest industry news.
39.4% 52
I access Member Bridge through the links in the daily digest emails only.
19.7% 26
I participate in committee work through the private forums.
26.5% 35
I participate in my Chapter eGroups & forums.
31.1% 41

7. APNA News – Online Newsletter

  • Emailed out Once a Month
    • 107,785 total newsletters sent
      • Average of 9,798 per month
    • 8,243 total clicks (clicking on any links within newsletter)
      • 749 average clicks per newsletter
    • 18.4% average open rate
  • Members’ Corner Issue – bi-monthly
    • 9 Members highlighted in Member Profiles: Angela Amar, Sue Brammer, Tammi Bryan, Nancy Buccola, Mary Rosedale, Darlene Cadigan, Linda Crossett, Gail Stuart, Nancy Valentine
    • Chapters featured:  California, Florida, Pennsylvania
    • 6 President’s Messages
    • 2 books by members featured
       

8. Social Media

Facebook

  • 1,824 total fans  +54%
  • 240,260 Post views
    • 1,587 feedback (comments, likes, etc.) +325%
    • Post with most views and feedback: Today kicks off National Recovery Month! Prevention works. Treatment is effective. People recover. (9/1/11)
      • 2,750 Views
      • 1.2% Feedback
  • About 3 APNA posts per week
  • 1 of which is a “Question of the Day”
    • Question elicits anywhere from 6 to 26 responses posted to our page
    • Question topic is taken from the most popular discussions on Member Bridge’s All Purpose Discussion Forum
      • Most Popular Question of the Day: Mental Health or Behavioral Health? (26 responses, 1/24/11)
      • 2nd Most Popular: What is the staff to patient ratio at your place of work? (25 responses, 12/2/2010)
  • New “Contact Us” functionality has resulted in inquiries from psychiatric nurses from all over the world
     

Twitter

  • 455 followers
  • 529 Tweets
    • Average of 10 tweets per week
  • Following 306 accounts, including nurses, mental health advocates, and organizations including NIMH and American Nurses Association
  • Following these accounts has led to the discovery of numerous resources that have since been added to our resource center
  • Contact through twitter with BestNurseDegree.com resulted in an online interview with Jim Shearer of the RN-PMH Council
  • Received inquiries about the association from nonmembers and questions from members