The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
: Self-Discovery through Art
: 459 new members since April!
President's Message: Growing in Leaps and Bounds
It’s June, and APNA is buzzing with the season’s spirit of growth. Like the plants and trees around us, APNA is blossoming with new members and new initiatives. Last month APNA’s membership reached 9,000 for the first time, marking an impressive 51% increase over the past 5 years.
Member Profile: Self-Discovery Through Art
Last year, Nidhi Chabora, an APRN working on the big island of Hawaii, won the APNA Award for Innovation for her program Self Discovery Through Art (SDTA). SDTA is a collaboration between Chabora and Nancy Jo Moses, BS, MA, who is an accomplished public school visual art educator with 37 years of teaching experience. During the month of May this year...
Member News: Your Colleagues in the News
Nancy Hanrahan to lead Penn Nursing’s development of a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) toolkit; Bernadette Melnyk named Editor for STTI's Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing; Janet Stewart, RN-C featured in article Husband and wife therapy team treat couples on the brink at luxury retreats; Bonnie Strollo named to Child Care Council Inc. Board; Rose Walter chosen to serve on American Nurses Credentialing Center Panel of Standards Setting
Annual Conference: Register Now
It's time to register for the premier event in psychiatric mental health nursing: the APNA 27th Annual Conference! This year's conference will be held in charming San Antonio, Texas, October 9-12. Attendees will earn up to 25.5 contact hours onsite and have the opportunity to earn more than 60 additional contact hours afterwards via podcasts in the APNA eLearning Center. But the conference isn't just about continuing education, it's also a chance to connect with colleagues, recharge your practice, and reaffirm yourself professionally, not to mention throw on some cowboy boots and do a line-dance or two! |
Just last week, more than 460 nurses joined us in Reston, VA for the APNA 11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. The conference this year focused on dimensions of psychopharmacologic practice across the lifespan, with sessions addressing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, sleep, electronic health records, child & adolescent issues, and more. In a special presentation, Keynote speaker and NIMH Director Tom Insel was honored with an APNA Scientific Partnership Award for the partnership that the NIMH has afforded APNA in recent years.
Recovery Pearls: Acceptance vs. Healing, by Kathleen McCoy
Acceptance of the need for recovery is essential for self-direction through the continuum of recovery to fulfillment (McGrath, Jarrett). A new day has come: personal recovery is now paralleled by informed institutions embracing hope and recovery, rather than wholesale chronic degeneration.
At the Table: From the White House to...
Did you know that APNA continuously works to maintain visibility for our profession and build strategic alliances through attendance at events across the nation? Recently, Executive Director Nicholas Croce, Jr., MS attended the White House's National Conference on Mental Health, member Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, RN, FAAN represented APNA at a Summit on Young Children’s Mental Health and Socio-Emotional Wellbeing, Nurse Educator Cheryl Toulouse, PhD, RN attended an Oral Health Summit on behalf of APNA, and Communications Coordinator Meaghan Trimyer went to a panel on Innovations in Primary Care: Expanding Capacity to Treat Mental Health and Other Chronic Diseases.
Call to Action: Vote!
Support your APNA colleagues with just a few clicks of the mouse - take a moment to cast your vote in the APNA Elections! All ballots must be submitted online or postmarked no later than July 5, 2013. (Remember, each member can only vote once – if you have already voted, thank you!) Go directly to the ballot and VOTE: |
Awards & Honors: APNF Grants and APNA Annual Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 APNF Grants and APNA Annual Awards! Two psychiatric mental health nurses received grants of $5000 each to fund their research and nine nurses received APNA Annual awards for their professional achievements. Want to personally congratulate these PMH Nursing superstars? Send them a note of congratulations via Member Bridge! |