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APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice Books By Book Title Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice Geoffrey Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC and Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN (Editors) The Comfort Garden:  Tales from the Trauma Unit Laurie Barkin, RN, MS The Sexualization of Childhood Sharna Olfman, PhD By APNA News Edition May 2011   March 2011   July 2009  


APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner July 2009 Message from the President Member Profile: Ann Kelly, MSN, RN Continuing the Staffing Discussion Shirley Smoyak Awarded Honorary Doctorate Book Review: The Sexualization of Childhood  New Members   . Welcome to APNA Members' Corner, a bi-monthly section of APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice. Click on the links above to access the features and articles listed for July 2009.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner    September 2009 Message from the President APNFoundation Campaign - Support PMH research APNA LACE Webinar Archive - Earn 1 complimentary contact hour Health Care Reform - An outline of APNA's involvement regarding this issue Resources for RN-PMH Nurses - A listing of APNA resources for RN-PMHs New Members - A listing of the 412 new members since July 09   . Welcome to APNA Members' Corner, a bi-monthly section of APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice. Click on the links above to access the features and articles listed for September 2009.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner December 2009 Message from the President LACE Task Force Update Call for Abstracts for APNA Annual Conference: open Jan 4 - March 1 2010 Nominating Committee Announced! Online CE Opportunities: More sessions at reasonable prices Learn the Basics of Member Bridge: Download the Introduction Powerpoint 2010 APNF Research Grants APNA President's Message from Mary Moller As I write my first article for the newsletter it has been eight weeks since our most successful annual conference ever and the holiday season is upon us. Over 1000 psychiatric nurses from 46 states (including AK & HI), the District of Columbia, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon and the UK gathered October 13-16, 2009 in the historic city of Charleston, SC. Conference attendees participated in more than 80 presentations and earned up to 29.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner March 2010 Member Profile: Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN DSM-V Draft Criteria: Members encouraged to comment APNA Annual Awards: The nominatation deadline approaches! ANA Call for Public Comments: ANA draft documents posted CPI Conference: Register early and save RN-PMH Council: Call for interested members APNA Janssen Student Scholarship: Open for applications! New Members: A listing of new APNA members since Oct 2009 Member Profile: Jaclene A. Zausniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN APNA would like to extend a very heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Jaclene A.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner A Message from the President 2010 Elections: Vote Now! CPI-Programming Highlight: A Sneak Peek at a Fascinating Session! Recovery to Practice:  APNA's Exciting New Project Hawaii Passes APRN Model Language RVS Update Committee (RUC):  Our Participation! DSM-V Draft:  APNA's Organizational Response Mental Health Parity:  How we have voiced our support A New Forum for Members:  Member Bridge's All-Purpose Discussion Forum New Members: A listing of new APNA members since March 2010 President's Message My theme as APNA President is advocacy—each and every one of us needs to become an advocate for our specialty.  For many, advocacy simply means an active engagement in dialogue with governmental legislators and regulators.  While this is true, it is only the tip of the iceberg.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner   A Message from the President:  Board Briefs  Member Profile:  Celebrating a Great Partnership Elections 2010:  Your new Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Announcing the 2010 APNA Janssen Scholars! Dr. Kathleen McCann: Her New Position with NAPHS RN Staffing Bill:  RN Safe Staffing Bill Introduced in Congress RN Workforce Supply:  The Tri-Council for Nursing's Statement APNA 24th Annual Conference:  Keynotes! Member Surveys: What do you think? You know you're a psychiatric nurse when. New Members: A listing of new APNA members since May 2010 President's Message Sizzling summer greetings from your Board of Directors!! I would like to take this opportunity to orient both new and old members to the inner workings of the APNA Board of Directors (BOD).

The Annual Meeting of the Membership will be on Saturday, October 16 at 11:15am – 12:30pm in Cascade Ballroom A&B. See you there! APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner   APNA 24th Annual Conference:  Announcements APNA Annual Awards Recipients:  Celebrating Excellence Counseling Points:  Tobacco Dependence Surveys:  Safety Checks & Continuing Education Member Profile:  Linda Crossett Chapter Spotlight:  California & Florida You know you're a psychiatric nurse when. New Members: A listing of new APNA members since July 2010 APNA 24th Annual Conference Announcements *LAST CHANCE!*  Register by today, the 29th, and save $25 off the regular registration price.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner   President's Message:  Inaugural Message Member Profile:  Angela Amar, PhD, RN Conference Briefs:  Last Look at Louisville, Looking Ahead to Anaheim LACE Implementation:  Draft Recommendations APNA Collaboration with ENA:  Psychiatric Patients in the ER Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council:  Call for Members Veteran's Day:  Giving Thanks Clinicians needed for DSM 5 Field Trials:  Volunteer and Recieve CE! APNA Supports the Nurses' Health Studies:  Please consider signing up! Washington Wizards Nurses' Night New Members:  A listing of new APNA members since September 2010 President's Message I am honored to present you with my first message as APNA President. At this moment in time, we find ourselves part of an APNA that is stronger than ever, a testimony to the outstanding leadership and involvement of our members over the years. We truly do stand on the shoulders of giants…but we are just beginning.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: Our Past and Our Future Member Profile: Gail Stuart, A Psych Nursing Curriculum for Liberia Position Statement: Electroconvulsive Therapy APNF Research Grants: Deadline Approaching! CPI 2011: Registration Fees Announced Annual Conference: Call for Abstract Proposals and Reviewers 25th Anniversary Celebration: Survey and Photos Mental Health Advocacy: APNA Involvement New Members: A listing of new APNA members since November 2010 President's Message This is a very exciting time for APNA as we prepare to celebrate our 25th anniversary at the Annual Conference in Anaheim this October. The first APNA conference I attended was in Philadelphia in 1995. I recall the thrill of meeting exemplary psychiatric nursing leaders who had authored the textbooks and journal articles that shaped my thinking about what it means to be a psychiatric nurse and who had created and sustained a vision of psychiatric mental health nursing that continues today.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: We Can, We Have, and We Will Member Profile:  Sue Brammer, A Story of Recovery Annual Awards:  Accepting Nominations 2011 Elections:  Call for Nominations! NEW eLearning Center: Faster, Smarter, Easier to Navigate CPI 2011: Recovery from Pain, Distress, and Suffering Across the Lifespan Position Paper:  Position on LACE Recommendations Happy Birthday APNA! 25 Bonus Points for 25 Years Books:  The Comfort Garden:  Tales From the Trauma Unit New Members: A listing of new APNA members since January 2011 President's Message I was recently reminded of our pioneering history when I opened a psychiatric nursing textbook authored by Madeline Leininger, Basic Concepts in Psychiatric Nursing (1960), and read the following introduction: “The patient centered approach is a shift from ‘doing to’ to a focus on understanding the patient, his/her problems, illness and other factors that have a bearing on his or her progress toward recovery.” The current national health care agenda incorporates health promotion, patient-centered care, and recovery - Psychiatric mental health nursing established the primacy of these concepts over fifty years ago! (Cont'd)   Member Profile:  Sue Brammer, A Story of Recovery When I was thinking about recovery and how it has impacted my nursing practice, I came across a definition attributed to William Anthony (1993) from the Boston Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. There is a line in that definition which really spoke to me: “It [recovery] is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: Happy Nurses Week! Member Profile: Darlene Cadigan, RN Member News: Shirley Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN Chapter Spotlight: A Meeting of the Minds in California Council News: Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, RN PMH Council Resource Center: New Child and Adolescent Resources Books:  Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice CPI 2011: Don't Miss the CPI Early Bird! New Members: 25 New Members in 1 Day - APNA Pennsylvania Chapter President's Message: Happy Nurses Week! If you missed the President's special Nurses Week message, here it is! My President’s Message usually focuses on psychiatric mental health nursing because of course, that’s what we do. For Nurses Week however, it seems appropriate to remember that we, as psychiatric mental health nurses, are first and foremost nurses. Every year National Nurses Week begins on National Nurses Day, May 6th, and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12th.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: Connection, Engagement, Partnership Member Profile: Nancy Valentine - Integrated Care ACTion in Colorado Annual Conference: Program Update, Conference Connect, Podcasts CPI: Conference Recap 2011 Elections: Remember to Vote! Recovery to Practice: Task Force Updates CMS Proposed Rules for CMHCs: Request for Feedback by 8/5 APNA Janssen Student Scholarship: 2011 Recipients Resource Center: New Additions! New Members: A listing of new APNA members since May 2011 President's Message I am very pleased to report that APNA is currently experiencing unparalleled successes in the number and quality of national initiatives, educational programs, and member participation in committees and councils. If you were measuring our success on quantity, you would see a record number of: attendees at the previous APNA Annual Conference and Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute; abstract proposals submitted for review by our Scholarly Review Committee for the upcoming APNA 25th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA; nominations for open positions on the APNA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in this year’s elections process; and solicited requests for feedback by a growing number of national organizations. These accomplishments show the robustness of our association and its membership.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: Moving Forward, Together Member Profile: Suzane Wilbur at the 2011 Voice Awards 2011 APNA Annual Awards: Get to Know the Recipients Annual Conference: 3 Weeks Away! Bridge to Recovery: Consumer Violet Taylor on Peer Bridging Position Statement: Staffing on Inpatient Psychiatric Units National Recovery Month: Celebrate with Free CE! 2011 Elections: The Results are In. Update: Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Measures New Members: 444 new APNA members since July 2011! President's Message: Moving Forward, Together As psychiatric mental health nurses, we understand the importance of connection in the nurse-patient relationship.  As professionals, connecting and engaging with each other is essential.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner President's Message: Marlene Nadler-Moodie's Inaugural Message Member Profile: Q&A with Peggy Halter, PhD, APRN Annual Conference: What the Janssen Scholars had to say!                                  Annual Conference Survey                                  10 Reasons to Join us in Pittsburgh in 2012 Psych Nurses Have More Fun: Highlights from the Annual Conference Organizational Response: ANCC's Paper on Seclusion & Restraint Administrative Council: Nurse Staffing Comments Tobacco Dependence Council: Take a Survey! 25th Anniversary Video: Celebrating 25 Years of APNA Now Online! APNA Merchandise: Check out the APNA Online Store New Members: 303 new APNA members since September 2011! President's Message Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Time is really flying by as we approach the holiday season - it seems like just yesterday that many of us were together in “the happiest place on earth.” Our conference at Disneyland® in Anaheim, California was a rousing success and it was with true delight that I had the opportunity to meet so many of you.  Nothing can compare to the electrifying and inspiring enthusiasm that is generated when over a thousand psychiatric mental health nurses gather in one place to learn from each other and celebrate our profession! (Cont'd) Member Profile: Q&A with Peggy Halter, PhD, APRN Dr.

May 2011 APNA Member Profile Darlene Cadigan, RN Recipient of the New Jersey Chapter's Psychiatric Nurse Recognition Award APNA New Jersey Chapter President Ben Evans & Darlene Cadigan. This month we would like to welcome a brand new APNA member and highlight the unique way she came to join APNA. Darlene Cadigan, RN, a New Jersey native, has been in nursing for over 30 years.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice New Members Listings APNA News Edition:       •  September 2009       •  July 2009

A Meeting of the Minds in California “It was a good day to be a psych nurse,” says California Chapter President Jolie Browar of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Minds. On May 10th over 1100 mental health professionals and consumers gathered in Orange County for this conference. The Meeting of the Minds works to promote community awareness and improve the quality of life for mental health consumers.

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice APNA Members' Corner   President's Message: Happy New Year! Member Profile: Sharon Katz CPI Conference: Preliminary Info Continuing Education: Podcasts from 25th Annual Conference Annual Conference: Call for Abstract Proposals Member News: Congrats, Nancy Hanrahan! APNF Research Grants: Apply by 2/15! Online Poster Gallery: Browse Poster Presentation Abstracts Resource Center: New Resources Member Bridge: A Refresher on its Uses & Functionalities New Members: 299 new APNA members since November! President's Message Happy New Year! Time is flying by and I’m pleased to report that 2012 is starting out strong for us at APNA. In a few weeks the APNA Board of Directors will be meeting to discuss our biggest agenda item currently on the table - revising APNA’s strategic plan. The strategic plan is what guides the association - setting out specific goals and ways to achieve those goals - and in a broader sense it defines the envisioned future of APNA.



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