Continuing Education Report

1. APNA eLearning Center
2. Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
3. Annual Conference
4. Continuing Education Provider Unit
5. Recovery to Practice: Year Four
 



APNA eLearning Center Report

Currently Online in the APNA eLearning Center

Currently Online:  Summary Chart (comparisons are to October 2012)

 
Number of
Sessions
Number of
Contact Hours
Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses
4 (↓1)
3.75 (↓.5)
Annual Conference Archives
143 (↑32)
124.10 (↑31.35)
Psychopharmacology
45 (↑8)
69.0 (↑13.5)
CPT Webinars
3 (↑3 – new)
3 (↑3 – new)
APNA Webinars
5 (↑1)
4.75 (down 1.5)
Counseling Points: Schizophrenia & Recovery
2 (↑2 – new)
3 (↑3 – new)
TOTAL
202 (26.4% increase)
207.6 (28.3% increase)


Currently Online:  Session Types

  • 202 total sessions
  • 26 webinars (audio synced with slides)
  • 2 webcasts (audio synced with slides + video component)
  • 173 podcasts (audio – on-the-go capability)
  • 1 digital publication

Currently Online:  Contact Hours Offered

  • TOTAL:  207.6 contact hours (28.3% increase)
  • Psychopharmacology:  69 contact hours (24.3% increase)

Currently Online:  Sessions & Contact Hours by Section

  • Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses
    • Section which focuses on special skills that will help transform PMHNs from novice to expert
      • 4 sessions:  3.75 contact hours
  • Annual Conference Session Archives
    • 2012 Annual Conference sessions
      • 79 sessions:  67.5 contact hours
    • 2011 Annual Conference  (7 sessions were reviewed; 6 sessions were renewed)
    • 45 sessions:  42.25 contact hours
    • 19 sessions:  14.35 contact hours
    • 2010 Annual Conference
  • Psychopharmacology (6 sessions were reviewed; 3 sessions were renewed)
    • Sessions from CPI 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 – plus 7 sessions from 2011 & 2012 Annual Conferences
      • 45 sessions: 69 contact hours
        • CPI 2013: 11 sessions:  17.25 contact hours
        • CPI 2012: 11 sessions:  18.75 contact hours
        • CPI 2011: 15 sessions:  22.75 contact hours
        • CPI 2010: 1 session:  1.5 contact hours
        • AC 2011: 5 sessions:  5.50 contact hours
        • AC 2012: 2 sessions:  3.25 contact hours
  • CPT Webinars
    • These 3 webinars give the background and explanation of the RUC process, discuss in detail the new codes and when to use them, and outline Evaluation and Management (E&M) Codes documentation and billing.
    • Webinars are free to members and non-members.
      • 3 sessions:  3.0 contact hours
  • APNA Webinars (2 sessions were reviewed; 0 sessions were renewed)
    • 2 sessions from CPI which were not approved for pharmacology credit (1 from 2011, 1 from 2013); Integration of Recovery Principles, How to Decide on a PhD or DNP
      • 5 sessions:  4.75 contact hours
      • 2 added since June 2013! Integration of Recovery Principles (1.0 contact hours); Realities of Integrated Collaborative Care of Children and Adolescents (.75 contact hours)
  • Counseling Points: Schizophrenia & Recovery
    • Symposium session from the 2012 Annual Conference offered in 2 different formats: webcast and digital publication
      • 2 sessions:  3.0 contact hours

Number of Orders in the APNA eLearning Center

  • Total # of Orders since Launch (March 15, 2011): 19,360
  • Current period: # of Orders June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013: 3,327 (46.95% increase from the same period in 2012: 2,264)
  • 2013 thus far: # of Orders since January 1, 2013: 9,062 (56.4% increase from the same period in 2012 – 5,794)

Number of Orders by Month (since June 2013, compared to the same period in 2012):

Month
# of Orders
June 2013
 791  (up 90.1% - June 2012: 416)
July 2013
 607  (up 59.7%  - July 2012: 380)
August 2013
 933  (up 41.8% - August 2012: 658)
September 1-24, 2013
 1,000  (up 23.6% - Sept 1-24, 2012: 809)
TOTAL
 3,331 - 47.2% increase compared to the same period in 2012 – 2,263)


Number of Orders:  Top 10 Sessions (current period) June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013

  1. 181 Orders:  Counseling Points: Shedding the Label of Schizophrenia – Digital Publication
    • Digital publication format
    • 1.5 contact hours
    • Free to members and non-members
  2. 171 Orders:  3001: Shaping the Future of Behavioral Health
    • Podcast format
    • 1.0 contact hours
    • Free to members and non-members
  3. 165 Orders:  4023: Building a Healing Environment: Design Elements that Promote the Recovery Process and Reduce Stigma on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
    • Podcast format
    • .75 contact hours
    • Free to members during National Recovery Month (September) and non-members during National Wellness Week (September 16-22)
  4. 145 Orders:  3016: Fighting Stigma through Social Inclusion and a Whole-Person Approach to Wellness
    • Podcast format
    • .75 contact hours
    • Free to members during the month of May (Mental Health Month); Free to everyone during National Nurses Week
  5. 133 Orders:  Counseling Points: Shedding the Label of Schizophrenia Through the Recovery Model
    • Webcast format
    • 1.5 contact hours
    • Free to members and non-members
  6. 121 Orders:  1007: Policy Changes in Substance Use Disorders and Access to Treatment Impacting Prescribers
    • Podcast format
    • 1.5 contact hours (pharmacology)
    • Free to members and non-members
  7. 98 Orders:  Implementing E&M Codes – Mary D. Moller
    • Webinar format
    • 1.5 contact hours
    • Free to members and non-members
  8. 98 Orders:  How to Decide on a PhD or DNP:  How do Goals, Process and Outcomes Compare?
    • Webinar format
    • .5 contact hours
    •  Free to members and non-members
  9. 96 Orders:  1006: All SSRI's Are Not Created Equal
    • Podcast format
    • 1.5 contact hours (pharmacology)
    • $15 for members and $25 for non-members
  10. 91 Orders:  2013 Psychiatric Service Code: The Journey through RUC & CPT – Eileen Carlson
    • Webinar format
    • .75 contact hours
    • Free to members and non-members

Revenue Earned from the APNA eLearning Center

Total $ earned since launch (March 15, 2011): $66,429.07

  • Current Period:  $ earned June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013: $15,022.50 (55.6% increase over this same period in 2012 – $9,657)
  • 2013:  $ earned since January 1, 2013: $28,076 (50.2% increase over this same period in 2012 - $18,697; The amount for 2013 is 5.5% more than in the entirety of 2012 – $26,620)

Sessions Offered for Free since January 1, 2013
(aside from free CE via use of bonus points)
Listed on www.apna.org/FreeCE

Reason / Dates
Title
Contact hours
Members and/or Non-members
Currently free
Shaping the Future of Behavioral Health
1.0
Members / Nonmembers
Currently free
How to Decide on a PhD or DNP: How do Goals, Process and Outcomes Compare?
.5
Members / Nonmembers
Currently free
Counseling Points: Schizophrenia & Recovery – Webcast
1.5
Members / Nonmembers
Currently free
Counseling Points: Schizophrenia & Recovery – Digital Publication
1.5
Members / Nonmembers
CPT Codes
Currently Free
2013 Psychiatric Service Codes: The Journey Through RUC & CPT
.75
Members / Nonmembers
CPT Codes
Currently Free
2013 Psychiatric CPT Code Update
.75
Members / Nonmembers
CPT Codes
Currently Free
Implementing E&M Codes into Daily Practice
1.5
Members / Nonmembers
Member Benefit
Currently free
The Future of Nursing: Are The Stars Aligning?
1.0
Members
Member Benefit
Currently Free
Migraine Headaches: An Interactive Presentation
1.0 Rx
Members
Member Benefit
Currently Free
Key Elements for Conducting the One Hour Face-to-Face Assessment for Patients in Restraints or Seclusion
1.0
Members
Member Benefit
Currently Free
Fundamentals of Mentoring
.5
Members
Currently free
Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council Interactive Panel
1.0
Members / Nonmembers
Currently free
Policy Changes in Substance Use Disorders and Access to Treatment Impacting Prescribers
1.5 Rx
Members / Nonmembers
National Recovery Month
Free 9/1/13-9/30/13
Building a Healing Environment: Design Elements that Promote the Recovery Process and Reduce Stigma on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
.75
Members
National Recovery Month
Free 9/1/13-9/30/13
Fighting Stigma through Social Inclusion and a Whole-Person Approach to Wellness
.75
Members
National Wellness Week
Free 9/16/13-9/22/13
Building a Healing Environment: Design Elements that Promote the Recovery Process and Reduce Stigma on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
.75
Members / Nonmembers
National Wellness Week
Free 9/16/13-9/22/13
Fighting Stigma through Social Inclusion and a Whole-Person Approach to Wellness
.75
Members / Nonmembers
 
Total 15 sessions
15.0
Members


Bonus Points in the APNA eLearning Center

General:  Types of Bonus Points Assigned

  • Membership Join/Renew Bonus Points – 25 – all members, compounding each year as long as membership is renewed by expiration date
    • An average of 177 new member bonus points given EACH DAY in 2013 thus far
    • 7,751.5 have been used (June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013) à 22.7% increase over the same period in 2012 – 6,315.5
    • 66.8 per day have been used (June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013) à 22.8% increase over the same period in 2012 – 54.4
  • Attendee Bonus Points – number varied based on registration (full, one day, pre-con) – all attendees (member or non-member)
    • 943 attendee bonus points given in 2013 thus far.
    • 753 for 2012 AC podcasts (Pre-Conference and Full Registration).
    • 190 for 2013 CPI podcasts (Pre-Conference and Full Registration).
  • CE Reviewer Bonus Points – given so that reviewers can access the session(s) & complete their review(s)/evaluation(s). They also are able to get CE for sessions reviewed.
    • 1,294 CE Reviewer bonus points given in 2013 thus far.
  • CE Reviewer Reward Bonus Points – # equivalent to two times the value of the session(s) reviewed
    • 1,803 CE Reviewer Reward bonus points given in 2013 thus far.


APNA eLearning Center Site Analytics

From June 1, 2013 – September 24, 2013 (as compared with the same period in 2012):

Visits:  14,335 – up 16.76%
Unique Visitors:   7,579 – up 4.04%
Average Visit Duration:  6:58up 30.83%
Percentage of New Visits:  45.78% down 11.53% (people are coming back for more!)
Number of Visits by Device:

  1. Desktop/Laptop:  12,429up 12.76%
  2. Tablet:  1,076 up 80.54%
  3. Mobile:  830up 26.14%

Number of Visits by Location:

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. South Korea
  5. United Kingdom

Page Views:  80,658up 25.47%

  • Highest on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1,278 – emails sent: 9/16 “Live Well! Free CE for National Wellness Week” and 9/17 to Annual Conference Attendees “Volunteers Needed!”
  • Second highest on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 1,171 – no new blast emails sent… Annual Conference poster judging deadline 9/20

Unique page views:  51,475 – up 26.07%

Top Content:

  1. My eLearning History
  2. eLearning Home page
  3. Psychopharmacology
  4. Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses
  5. Search

Traffic Sources:

  • Search Traffic:  9.5%
    • 1,362 visits – up 94.6%
  • Referral Traffic:  75.2%
    • 10,779 visits – up 20.6%
  • Direct Traffic:  15.3%
    • 2,194 visits – down 16.9%



11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

Beyond Diagnosis: Dimensions of Psychopharmacologic Practice across the Lifespan
June 20-23, 2013
Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA

Conference Program
Thursday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm pre-conference
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration: 468 attendees
Registration fee ($395) includes online access to podcasts – $20 increase over 2009
Up to 23 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours (includes 2 symposia)
APNA Scientific Partnership Award presented to Tom Insel to honor the partnership between APNA and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Evaluations and certificates online
Educational support:

  • 2 educational grants (Shire; Forest)
  • 2 luncheon symposia supported by Otsuka; Otsuka & Lundbeck

Commercial support: 6 exhibitors

Objectives:

  1. Identify the neurobiological mechanisms behind psychopharmacologic interventions in mental health nursing practice reflecting diagnostic and lifespan complexities.
  2. Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medication for persons diagnosed with psychiatric and co-morbid physiological disorders and which reflect their environments of care.
  3. Discuss clinical psychopharmacological issues for psychiatric mental health nurses and consumers relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery.

Faculty/Topic:

  • Pre-Conference - Barbara J. Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC - Confluence of Prescribing and Psychotherapy using DBT Principles
  • Carolyn Buppert, NP, JD - Electronic Health Records and HIPAA
  • Thomas R. Insel, MD - Current Research & Trends at NIMH  (Keynote)
  • Ellen Leibenluft, MD - Severe Mood Dysregulation and Bipolar Disorder
  • Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE - Epigenetics & Neuropathology: Revisiting the Therapeutic Paradigm
  • David K. Mineta - Policy changes effecting substance use & access to treatment impacting prescribers
  • Mary D. Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN - All SSRI's are not Created Equal
  • Geraldine S. Pearson, PhD, APRN - Realities of Integrated Collaborative Care of Children and Adolescents
  • Michael J. Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN - Geropsychopharmacology: Myth and Tradition vs. Evidence
  • Philip Shaw, BA, MB BCh, PhD - ADHD Across the Lifespan: Biologic Components and Contemporary Issues of Clinical Management
  • Peter J. Weiden, MD - Understanding and Navigating the Complexities of Treatment in First Episode Psychosis
  • Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC - Sleep Disorders Across the Lifespan & Prescribing
  • Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN - Recovery, Culture, and the Impact on Treatment & Medications


Plan for CPI 2014:
June 19-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA
From Cells to Community: Integrating Psychopharmacology into Nursing Practice

Keynote Speaker: Xavier Amador

Proposed Objectives:

  1. Incorporate psychopharmacologic mental health nursing practice interventions that reflect the context of psychiatric illness from the cellular through the community level.
  2. Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medications for persons diagnosed with complex psychiatric disorders and which that reflect their environments of care.
  3. Discuss clinical psychopharmacological issues for psychiatric mental health nurses and consumers relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery.
     

 



APNA 27th Annual Conference

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
October 9-12, 2013

Leading Change, Advancing Mental Health

Registration: 1,218 (as of 10/1/13, closing of Pre-Registration) – Highest in APNA History
Headquarter Hotel – San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

  • On the River Walk
  • Easy walk to the Convention Center
  • Badge discount program for attendees

Monday/Tuesday: ANCC Certification Review Courses – PMH RN & PMH NP
2 Lunch symposia: Thursday & Friday
4 Product Theaters
Friday Night Fiesta

Conference Program: up to 27 contact hours onsite / up to 90 contact hours online

  • Pre-conferences: 15 sessions
  • Concurrent sessions: 48
  • Mini concurrent sessions: 24
  • Interactive Panels: 10
  • Posters: 122

Keynote Speakers
Suzanne Gordon - Award-winning journalist and author, co-author of From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public.
Tom Rath – Strengths, Leadership, and Wellbeing: How Small Choices Make a Big Difference

Overall Conference Objectives:
By the end of this continuing education activity the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify and participate in opportunities to lead change and implement recovery principles in mental health care
  • Describe evidence based models of care that promote mental health and prevent or minimize mental health problems
  • Articulate the inpatient contribution of psychiatric mental health nurses in transforming the health care system to promote high quality person centered care

New this year or encore performance:

  • Online Evaluations & CE certificates with more evaluation stations
  • Psychopharmacology through out the conference
  • Recovery to Practice facilitator training
  • Mobile access to conference information/ conference updates
  • New registration platform – easier access




Education and Provider Unit

APNA Provider Unit:

ANCC  COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION ACTION

The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation reviewed your application for accreditation as a provider of continuing nursing education on May 30, 2013. The Commission is pleased to inform you that accreditation has been granted for four years, from May 30, 2013 to November 30, 2017.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program. Organizations accredited with distinction have completed a review without any progress report requirement. The web directory of accredited organizations will reflect this special designation.

Chapters

  • Live conferences: Completed 5 chapters’ conferences offering a total of 30 contact hours.      

Member Activity

Active groups include:

  • “Integrating Recovery Principles into Graduate Education” 1 contact hour completed and on elearning center
  • Suicide workgroup – Position Paper published in JAPNA July/August issue and workgroup developing  “ Inpatient PMHRN competencies: interventions and prevention of Suicide
  •  DSM-V workgroup- presenting at Annual conference , presented an update on “ How to integrate DSM-V into UG education”
  • Bipolar Disorders workgroup- Developing Continuing Education for Bipolar Disorders across the Life Span
  • Key Elements of Face to Face Assessment- Peer reviewed, currently being revised and updated by Diane Allen and 5 APNA members
  • Recovery Council members and the provider unit- Content being developed  for continuing education in various forms (Oct and Nov 2013)

In Development for 2013/2014

  • Podcast on Integrating Recovery Principles for UG educators – in eLearning center October 2013.
  • Podcast on Schizoaffective Disorder-in process
  • Education Council: Continuing Education Committee- Integrating the DSM-V for APRN’s 6 live interactive presentation over 2 months –in process  (2014 delivery)
  • The effects of storytelling by the consumer perspective and the RN perspective
  • Briefing paper for Certificate program on Foundations of PMH Nursing


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




Recovery to Practice Activity Report
Year 04: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is one of five awardees to receive a five year Recovery to Practice (RTP) subcontract to develop and implement a training curriculum that promotes greater awareness, acceptance, and adoption of mental health recovery principles and practices among psychiatric-mental health nurses.

Year 01: A systematic assessment was conducted to determine the current status of recovery principles and practices within the discipline of psychiatric mental health (PMH) nursing. Educational gaps were identified and recommendations made for program development.

Year 02: A Recovery to Practice workgroup was formed during year 02 to begin to develop the nursing curriculum and training manual.

Year 03:  The overall plan for year 03 included finalizing the RTP curriculum, Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice and piloting the content through live programs. A participant manual was also developed. Feedback from the pilot programs was intended to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing curriculum and manual content. The first half of the year was spent focusing and refining content for the nursing pilot programs and identifying and securing appropriate pilot sites to deliver the curriculum content. The target audience for the pilot programs was identified as nurses who work in psychiatric mental health acute care settings and are recovery naive.

Year 04: Year 04 began with a fourth pilot program delivered as a preconference during the APNA Annual Conference on November 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. The program was audio/video recorded for the final version of the program to be disseminated in Year 05. Feedback from pilot program participants and SAMHSA reviewers was incorporated into the final content. Six modules were developed to address objectives. Changes to the program included the following:

  • Individual program focus was transitioned to facilitated discussion format.
  • Facilitator training was developed to include video content and live exercises for group training.
  • Facilitator manual was developed and participant manual was revised.
  • Modules were shortened to allow more time for discussion of nurses’ reaction to consumer perspective.
  • Content for modules 3 & 4 was redeveloped to include nursing self-assessment of attitudes, verbal and nonverbal communication and recovery language.

 A facilitator pilot is scheduled for October 9, 2013. Recorded content is currently being viewed and evaluated by program participants prior to the October program. 

Program Faculty
Four recovery leaders delivered the content for the APNA RTP pilot programs. Program faculty included: Eric Arauz, MA, MLER; Jeanne A. Clement, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, CADC-II, FAAN; Mary D Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN. Eric Arauz provided perspective throughout the program from both professional and personal experience. Faculty met in person and through conference calls to prepare, debrief and revise content and/or process for each pilot program. Support for faculty and all phases of the RTP program was provided by APNA staff members.

Program Content
Program objectives were developed from the learning needs that were identified in the Year 01 analysis. Program content was developed to include foundational knowledge of recovery with experiential learning related to nursing attitudes and recovery-oriented nursing care. Trauma, language, person-centered care and culture were important components of the curriculum. Content was organized by knowledge, skills and attitudes. Content was revised in year 04 to incorporate feedback from pilot programs and content expert reviews. Learning objectives for the program included the following:

  1. Identify at least three areas of the recovery movement that will have an impact on nursing.
  2. Identify at least three aspects of nursing care that can be modified to become recovery-oriented.
  1. Identify three ways in which nurses can use their life experiences and those of persons with mental health and/or substance use conditions to promote recovery in inpatient settings
  2. Describe at least two ways in which the attitudes of nurses impact the implementation of recovery-oriented nursing intervention
  1. Name 2 Standards of the PMH-Scope and Standards of Practice and identify a key part of the Standard
  2. List at least 3 psychiatric-mental health nursing interventions and connect them to recovery-oriented outcomes

Pilot sites
23 hospitals volunteered to pilot the APNA RTP nursing curriculum. Sites were screened for location (geographic distribution), type of hospital, size of facility, number of nursing staff, types of units, and commitment of administrative support. Sites that had no previous experience with recovery were contacted for more information and to confirm availability and commitment. Five possible sites were chosen for consideration from which three sites were selected for pilot programs. APNA requested that hospitals recruit a minimum of 25 nurses for each pilot program.

Pilot programs
Round 1- Four full-day programs (ranged 6 – 8 hours) were conducted to pilot the RTP nursing curriculum, Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice.  Nurses who attended the entire program and completed an evaluation were awarded continuing nursing education contact hours.

Round 2 - Nurses are reviewing and evaluating video content prior to live pilot on October 9, 2013. Nurses will be awarded contact hours when they complete the entire program and an evaluation.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Pilot programs - Round 1
Pilot
Date
Location
Format
Participants
1
May 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Live
24
2
June 2012
Dallas, TX
Live
41
3
July 2012
Greensboro, NC
Live
21
4
November 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Live
25
Pilot Programs - Round 2
1
September 2013
 
Online
62
2
October 2013
San Antonio, TX
Live
68

Participant comments supported the nurses’ appreciation for bringing recovery into nursing practice. Comments included some of the following:

  • This program I believe will be helpful in my nursing career and to help all my patients and peers in their recovery
  • SAMHSA - has brought us back to the awareness of patient/nurse relationships and trust. A great day!
  • I have felt psych nursing missing something and this will fill that gap.
  • Most helpful "psychiatric" specialized nursing training I've had since orientation. This is an awesome model.
  • I pretty much secretly have always believed that when someone is labeled schizophrenia, their life is pretty much over. Thanks!
  • Renewed hope in all of us as PMH RNs.  Gave us practical tips on how to make the change to recovery practices.
  • I look forward to on-going updates and to implementing methods as a central part in our culture change efforts.

Nurses repeatedly commented on how wonderful and helpful it was to have Eric Arauz provide his personal experience and guidance throughout the knowledge, attitudes and skills content. “Eric’s input was invaluable!”

Participants also commented that they would like more programs in recovery oriented practice that would focus on additional content in trauma informed care, challenges to implementing recovery practices with limited community support, and effective engagement in the recovery process with persons and families who have been in the mental health system for many years.  The RTP curriculum faculty will share this feedback with the APNA Recovery Council for consideration of continuing education program development.