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APNA Education Council

Welcome!

We would like to welcome everyone to the Education Council. We also want to thank you for all the work you have done and are continuing to do on behalf of APNA and the Council. We want to continue to be able to tap everyone’s expertise including all members of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Panel. APNA’s strategic direction will help us to move ahead regarding our plan and goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Take care,
Todd B. Hastings Education Council Chair
Traci T. Sims, Education Council Associate Chair

APNA Members are encouraged to contact the Education Council Co-chairs via Member Bridge:

Non-APNA Members may join APNA or click here to contact the co-chairs

vision

The Education Council is the central community for psychiatric-mental health nurse educators, meeting identified needs of APNA members who work in education and sharing innovative approaches to teaching at the prelicensure and graduate levels. The council fosters collegiality through thoughtful dialogue that empowers council members to facilitate inclusivity and integrity among PMH educators.

GOALS

  1. Identify and monitor teaching practices and pedagogies needed to promote expert psychiatric-mental health nursing education at the local and national level.
  2. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding nursing education resources, support, and programs to meet the needs of members.
  3. Support members through the identification of credible resources that facilitate best practices within PMH nursing education.

Some Education Council responsibilities or projects include:

  • Assure that psychiatric mental health nursing undergraduate and graduate education receives proper attention and focus by APNA
  • Submit proposals to be reviewed for pre-conference and interactive panel sessions at the APNA Annual Conference
  • Identify and compile a database of current psychiatric mental health undergraduate and graduate education programs and a contact person for each
  • Report psychiatric-mental health nursing education issues to the APNA Board annually for dissemination to the membership
  • Make recommendations on issues referred to the council by the Board of Directors

Education Council Members

Chair

Todd B. Hastings, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Chair

Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC

Steering Committee

Sara Banzhaf, DNP, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Katherine Evans, DNP, RN
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP, PMHCNS-BC
Lyons Hardy, MS, RN, P-MHNP
Beth King, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Ledet, DNS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sherry Lindsay, ARNP
Katherine Lucatorto, DNP, RN
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lori Mooney, MS, CRNP, PMH
Melissa Neathery, PhD, RN, CNE
Cherie Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Ronnie Sheridan, EdD, MSN/ED, RN, CCRN alumnus
Jacque Williams, MSN, RN

Advisory Panel

Elinor Abraham PMHCNS-BC
Marissa Abram PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
Susie Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
James Adams MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Andrea Alexander RN
Conisa Allen RN
Cheryl Allen RN-BC, BSN
Diane Allen DNP, PMHRN-BC, FACHE(Ret)
Lorraine Anderson PhD, RN, MPA
Andrea Anderson BSN, MSN, RN
Lindsay Anderson MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa Armstrong RN, BSN
Brian Arwood RN
Jeanette Avery PhD, MSN, CNE
Amy Axtell PMHNP-BC
Lynn Baer MSN, RN, CS
Valerie Baich MSN, RN
Caroline Baker MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Catherine Baker PhD, PMHNP-BC
Steven Barr PMHNP, MSN, RN
Nicole Bartek DNP PMHNP
Nina Beaman EdD, MSN, CNE, RN-BC (PMH)
Deborah Becker RN, MSN
Deborah Becker CNS-PMH
Lora Beebe PhD, PMHNP-BC
Sherley Belizaire DNP
Marci Bisset MSN, PMHNP
Michelle Blackmer PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Kathleen Bolding MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Kellie Bond DNP, PMHNP-BC
Margaret Bookman RN, MS, CS
Hilary Boyd MSN, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Susan Brammer PhD, RN, CNE
Julie Brandy PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Angela Brathovde DNP, RN-BC
Jasmine Bratton-Robinson MSN-Ed, PMH-BC
Nancy Brookes RN, BN, MSC-A, PHD
Kelly Bryant MS, BSN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC
Chelsey Bumgarner MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Gail Burmeister DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, RN
Constance Buttrick MSN, RN-BC
Kim Butts DNP, MBA, MSN-Ed, RN, PMHN-BC
Barbara Buxton PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Sandra Cadena PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Carol Campbell DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Meriel Campbell MS, RN, NP, CNS
Carolyn Castelli MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Caverly PhD, ARNP
LaTonia Chalmers RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Genevieve Chandler PhD, RN
Theresa Chase MA, ND, RN
Lorraine Chiappetta MSN RN CNE
Michelle Clark PhD, MDiv, RN-BC, CNE
Cynthia F Clarke RN, MS, MSN
Elaine Conroy MS, PMHNP
Deborrah Cook RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Christy Cook Perry APRN-BC, PHMNP-BC
Sarah Cox MSN, PMHNP-BC
Maureen Craigmile RN-BC, MSN, CNL, CNE
Theresa Damien MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Cara Dasher RN, MSN
Shirlee Davidson MSN, RN
Laura Dayton RN
Krystyna de Jacq PhD, PMHNP-BC
Rosalind De Lisser MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Marti Derr MSN, MSFS, MSc, RN, CNE
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Sheila Deyette PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sattaria Dilks DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Carleen DiMeglio RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Maureen Donohue-Smith Ph.D., MSN, PMHNP-BC
Veronica Doran DNP, PMHNP-BC
Susan Drummond PhD, MSN, CNS, APRN
Mary Dubriel RN
Aimee Dunnam DNP, MSN-Administration, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Helene Durham MSN, CNS, RN-BC
Anna Dye DNP, APRN, BC
Laura Dzurec PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Jennifer Eagleson RN
Donna Ecklesdafer RN, MSN
Stephanie Edmonds RN
Erin Ellington DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Diane Esposito PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Essenmacher DNP, NCTTP
Linda Etchill-Ewald RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Ginger Evans APN-BC, PMHCNS, SANE-A
Deborah Evers RN, MSN, CNS-BC
Elizabeth Fife RN, MSN, CNS, CPN
Jean Fisak DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Loraine Fleming DNP, PMHNP-BC
Grace Antonette Florentin BSN, RN-BC
Darlene Flowers PMHNP-BC
Ruth Flucker MS, RN, RNMH, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Sandra Foltz RN, BSN, MSN
Diane Forsyth RN, PhD
Amy Gamblin MSN, RN-BC
Janet Garvey DNP, ARNP
Vanessa Genung PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Laura Gervasi MEd, BS, BSN, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC
George Gilchrist MSN, MHRN
Denielle Giuliani BSN, RN-BC
Susan Glodstein DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCS-BC
Maryanne Godbout DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Janice Goodman PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Linda Grabbe PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Christine Graor PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Sonya Green MSN, RN
Tonya Greever BSN, RN
Susan Gretzinger RN, MSN
Sandra Gundersen MSN, BSN, RN
Edna Hamera PhD, ARNP
Carolyn Hanakahi RN
Sharon Hancharik EdD, MS, MEd, RN, PMH-BC, ANPD-BC, GERO-BC
Cynthia Handrup DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC, FAAN
Patricia Harrison MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Duaa Hashm
Brittany Haskell DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC
Edward Herzog MSN, APRN
Rebecca Hietsch MS, RN-BC
Roger Hill RN
Wanda Hilliard DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Patrick Hosey RN
Jennifer Hosler RN
Kim Hutchinson EdD, MS, MSN, BSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN
Jacqueline Insana RN, MSN
Feodora Jacobsen RN, SANE, BS, MEd
Betty John APRN
Kathryn Johnson MSN, CNS, PMHNP-BC
Celeste Johnson DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Tonia Jones PhD, APRN-BC
Dorothy Jordan DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Mary Joseph PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, APP
Mary Justice PhD, RN, CNE
Merrie Kaas Ph.D, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Cathleen Kealey MSN, RN-BC, PMH
Cindy Kerber PhD, ARPN, PMHCNS-BC
Alicia Kielas APRN, FNP-C
Terrie Kirkpatrick RN, BSN, MS
Candice Knight PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Johanna Kolodziej MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Alexandra Kosakowski MSN, RN-BC, CARN
Carol Kottwitz DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Christine Kurtz DNP, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Karan Kverno PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Keri LaBella BS, RN
Dee Langford MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Laura Leahy DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP,
CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN
Beth Lee RN-BC
Jeanette Lee DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jacqueline Leonard MSN, RN
Marlene Lindeman MSN-CNS, RN
Judy Linn BS, MSN
Pamela Lusk DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Linda Mabey DNP, CNS, BC
Brandee Madden DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Andrew Makowski DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jamie Malone MSN, RN, WTA-C
Lynne Mann MSN, RN, CNE
Pamela Marcus RN, APRN, PMH-BC

Margaret Marino PHD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Brenda Marshall EdD, APN, ANEF, FAANP
Joan Masters EdD, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Therese Mathews PhD, APRN-NP
Brenda Matlock RN, BSN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen McCoy DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Diana McIntosh PhD, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Elaine McKenna MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Selina McKinney PhD, APRN-BC, PMHNP
Janet Merritt PhD, RN, PMHAPRN-BC
Catherine Messinger DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Cindy Michael MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Althea Michel MSN, BSN, RN
Leslie Miles DNP, PMHNP-BC
Deborah Miller APRN
Alison Miller MSN, PMHRN-BC, FAIS
Ruth Milstein DNP, ARNP-BC, PMHNP
Mary Moller PhD(h), DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
Marcia Monghate APRN, RN, CNSPMH-BC
Christa Moore MSN, RN
Karyn Morgan RN, MSN, CNS
Mimi Morris DNP, PMHNP-BC
Paige Mullins DNP, PMHNP, APRN-BC
Patricia Mulvaney-Roth MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, ACNS
Sandra Nelson PhD, APRN-BC
Marian Newton PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, RN
Sandra Nichols PhD, APRN
Janet Nickolaus CNS, ARNP
Evelyn Norton APN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jill Nusbaum RN, PhD, CS
Heather O’Brien MS RN-BC, NPD-BC
Patrick O’Brien MSN, RN
Linda Oakley PhD, RN
Stephanie Ocker MSN, RN-BC, CNE cl
Deborah Oestreicher APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Stacie Olson DNP, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Susan Orton MSNEd, RN-BC
Linda Paradiso DNP, RN, NPP, NEA-BC
Cindy Parsons DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Sudha Patel DNS, MN, RN, MA
Jodi Patterson RN
Brenda Patzel PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Darlene Pedersen MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
George Peraza-Smith DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, GS-C, CNE, FAANP
Naomi Pericone RN-BC
Rick Pessagno DNP, FAANP
Melissa Peters RN
Kerry Peterson PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Katherine Pfeiffer APRN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Kathryn Phillips PhD, APRN
Bethany Phoenix PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Alanna Piche RN
Lourdes (Lori) Pineda DNP, NPD-BC, RN-BC, CCM
Frannie Pingitore PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Nikki Pinney RN, MSN
Ann Polcari PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Mertie Potter PMHNP-BC
Karen Pounds PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Nicole Price RN, MSN, CNS/ANP
Cheryl Puntil MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Andretta Randall BSN, RN
Tamra Rasberry PhD, MSN, RN
Deirdre Rea DNP, PMHCNS, RN-BC
Beth Reiley CRNP, PNP
Susan Reinhart MS, RN
Angela Retano PMHNP-BC, RN, MA, MSN, NPP
Sara Reynolds MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Luann Richardson PhD, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, FAANP
Bettina Riley PhD, RN
Pamela Rillstone PhD, ARNP, CS, CT
Juanita Roberts MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
William Robertson MSN, ANCC PMHN
Sara Robinson MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Wanda Robinson PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE
Kelly Rock DNP, CRNP
Diana Rogers RN, BSN, PHN, RN-BC, CARN
Nancy Rogers MS, RN-BC, CASAC, CNE
Donna Rolin PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jeanette Rossetti EdD, MS, RN, CNE
Lance Rounkles MSN, RN-BC
Emily Rude RN, MSN, CNL
Jacqueline Saleeby PhD, RN, BCCS
Mary Salerno MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CBIS, LNCC, CLCP
Karen Schepp PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
JoEllen Schimmels DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAAN
Beth Schreiner PMHCNS-BC
Mary Schuchman RN, MA, MS, CNS, RXN, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Schuh PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Beverly Sedlacek DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Valerie Seney MA, MSN, LMHC, RN-PMH-BC
Margaret Shepard PMHNP-BC, RN
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Megan Simmons DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kimberly Simpson MSN RN
Ebonie Smart
Melissa Smith MSN, PMHNP-BC
Lynette Smith PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Julia Smith EdM, RN, PMHNP-BC
Jane Sobolov MS, RN-BC
Janet Standard DNP, APRN
Ann Stanton PhD, RN
Ruth Staten PhD, ARNP-CS; NP
Jill Steinke MS RN
Tiara Stepp BA, BSN, RN-BC
Morgan Stock MSN-Ed
Charlotte Strahm DNSc, RN, CNS
Leslie Syrett MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Terri Tebo CRNP
Amy Tenenouser RN
Pamela Terreri PMH NP/CNS, BC
Michael Thomas APRN
Anita Thompson Heisterman MSN, PMHCNS, BC, PMHNP, BC
Miriam Thornton PMHNP-BC
Kristin Tiernan RN, MSN, ARNP, CPNP, CDE
Eleanor Tomas-Lagmay MSN, BSN, RN
Morgan Torrence MSN, PMHNP-BC
Michelle Tsai DNP, PMHNP-BC
Mary Tulinnye DNP
Michael Valenti PhD, RN
Doris Van Byssum PsyD, MS
Judith Van Cleef MS, RN-BC-Retired
Dave Vander Ark DNP, MSN, RN PMH-BC
Dorothy Varchol RN, MA, MSN
Lydia Veratti PMHNP-BC
Karen Vergano PMHCNS-BC
Audrey Voss MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC
Helene Vossos DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Paula Vuckovich RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Matthew Walker DNP, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Walker MS, PMHCNS-BC
Kim Walker PNP, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Wall PhD, PMHNP
Connie Wallace-Hazard EdD, RN
Barbara Warren PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Tamsyn Weaver DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Rebecca Weaver PMHNP
Daniel Wesemann DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Tarleen Weston DNP, RN
Kathleen Wheeler PhD, PMHNP, APRN, FAAN
Michele Whitaker BSN, RN, E-RYT
Jane White PhD, PMH-CNS, BC
Kimberly White PhD, MSN, RN
Rebecca White MSN, FPMHNP, FNP
Diane Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Efi Wilkins MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CNE
Candice Wilson RN
Inessa Wise RN
Inez Withers RN, BSN, MSM, PMHNP-BC, CMCC
Kimberly Wolf PMHCNS-BC
Stephanie Wynn DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, COI
Brittany Yates DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Margaret Yearwood EdD, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Janet York PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Judith Anne Zdziera MSHA, RN, C
Marci Zsamboky DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE