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APNA Research & Scholarship Council

Vision

The APNA Research & Scholarship Council supports collaboration, development, and dissemination of psychiatric-mental health nursing scholarship, or rigorous scholarly inquiry – including the scholarship of discovery, teaching, practice, and integration as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 1999). Through its work, the council advances the concept of evidence-based practice as a core competency of psychiatric-mental health nurses.

Goals

  • Promote research focused on issues of relevance to psychiatric-mental health nursing
  • Assist members in developing skills needed to successfully advance a scholarship agenda and apply for and receive funding
  • Encourage exchange among nurse scientists who study psychiatric-mental health issues
  • Support the dissemination of research focused on psychiatric-mental health issues
  • Educate members in how to conduct and understand research, as well as apply scientific evidence to clinical practice
  • Encourage council members to submit abstracts focused on psychiatric-mental health nursing research for presentation at the APNA Annual Conference

RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS

Chair

Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Associate Chair

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, CNP, PMHNP-BC

Steering Committee

Nancy Ahern, PhD, RN, FNAP
Andrea Bostrom, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Nadia Ali Charania, PhD, RN
Kayla Herbell, PhD, RN
Heather Leutwyler, RN, FNP-BC, PhD
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Mercy Mumba, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Kosuke Niitsu, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Kathryn E. Phillips, PhD, APRN
Kimberly Williams, RN, DNSc, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Advisory Panel

Susie Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
James Adams MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Adamshick PhD, RN, PMH-BC
Christine Agenor MPH, RN-BC
Beth Ananda-Stout PhD, APRN
Paula Anderson MS, PMHNP-BC
Lorraine Anderson PhD, RN, MPA
Jeanette Avery PhD, MSN, CNE
Abosede Babalola RN, MHA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Catherine Baker PhD, PMHNP-BC
Valeria Baldocchi EdD, MSN, RN, PMHN-BC
Kathryn Baldor RNCS, APRN-BC
Sara Banzhaf DNP, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Patricia Barfield PhD, PMHNP-BC
Linda Beeber PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Melinda Bender PhD, RN, CCRN
Victoria Bierman PhD, LCSW, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Hannah Bierson RN
Leslie Binford DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Bolding MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Jill Bormann PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Hilary Boyd MSN, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Lugenia Bracero DNP, RN
Susan Brammer PhD, RN, CNE
Julie Brandy PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Jasmine Bratton-Robinson MSN-Ed, PMH-BC
Nancy Buccola MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Diane Burgermeister PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Burrell PhD, APRN, APMHCNS-BC, CNE
Sandra Cadena PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Wendy Carlson MSCJ, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Rebecca Casarez PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Sue Ciarmiello RN, MS, NPP
Janet Cipkala-Gaffin DrPH, PMHCNS-BC
Michelle Clark PhD, MDiv, RN-BC, CNE
Kathleen Clark PhD, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Rudy Clark MSN, RN
Jeanne Clement-Alvarez EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Barbara Cohen PhD, JD, PMHNP-BC, RN
Eileen Cormier BSN, MN, MScN, PhD
Malachy Corrigan RN, MSN, NPP-BC
Sarah Cox MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kim Cox ARNP
Sharon Craft RN, PMHANP, BC, DNP
Jaclyn Crawford MSN, BSN, BA, RN-BC
Julie Cruse MSN, FNP-C
Laura Dayton RN
Veronica Decker DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA, MS, RN, BSN
Della Derscheid RN, PhD, CNS
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Anne Devaney MSN, RN-BC
Kathleen Donahue MA, RN
Julie Dunne PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN
Helene Durham MSN, CNS, RN-BC
Maureen Dwyer PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Ealy PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Lucinda Easler PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Stephanie Edmonds RN
J. Carol Elliott PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Sandra Engebretsen PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, AMHNP
Carol Essenmacher DNP, NCTTP
Griselle Estrada MSN, RN
Janefrances Ezimorah MSN, RN, APRN
Karen Federspiel DNP, MS, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, GCNS-BC
Loraine Fleming DNP, PMHNP-BC
Beverlee Furner FNP
Aimee Gabuya DNP, RN, PMH-BC, CEN
Mary Gagne MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Lucille Gambardella PhD, APN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Susan Gell DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Janice Goodman PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Sonya Green MSN, RN
Anne Greenwalt MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Susan Gretzinger RN, MSN
Nicholas Guenzel PhD, APRN-NP
Renae Hale DNP
Christopher Hannon DNP
Denton Hargis DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Meaghen Hart-Williams MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Judith Hauck RN, PMHCNS-BC
E. Claire Heilman MSN, PMH, CNS-BC
Camellia Herisko RN, MSN, CRNP, DNP
Edward Herzog MSN, APRN
Patricia Hill PMHCNS
Valreen Hinds-Beharrie DNP, RN, MSN, NPP
Karen Hogan MSN, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Jennifer Holiman MSN, RN/CNP, PMHNP-BC
Charity Holmes RN, MSN, MBA, CNML, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Rebecca Horn MSN, RN-BC
Patrick Hosey RN
Julia Houfek PhD, APRN-CNS, BC
Kayla Huesman MHA, MSN, RN-BC, CARN
Veronica Hurd APRN, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Hutcheson RN
Lindsey Irwin RN, BSN
Hope Jackson PhD, MSN, RN
Eudora Jones DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Mary Joseph PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, APP
Kelley Kauffman MSN, APRN-CNP
Ursula Kelly PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Saissy Kendig PMHNP
Beth King RN, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Andrea Kwasky NP, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Keri LaBella BS, RN
Kristen Lambert PhD, MSN, RN
Judy Lark MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Latham RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Heeyoung Lee PhD, CRNP PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Lehmann EdD(c), RN-BC, PMHN, EdS, MEd, BSN, BA
Debra LeMasters-Parzel MSN, APRN
Andrea Lerma MSN, RNCS, APRN
Mary Leveillee PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Janie LeVieux PhD, LPC-S, RN-BC, NHDP-BC

Edna Lewin PhD, RN
Brianne Lienkamp RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Tammy Lightner APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Heidi Linn RN
Deanna Ludwig-Bos MSN, RN
Stefani Magnowski DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
Solange Marcel DNP, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Tara Mariolis PhD, RN, CNE
Brenda Marshall EdD, APN, ANEF, FAANP
Ernestina Martin RN, BSN, MSN
Margherite Matteis PhD, RN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Graham McDougall PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, APRN
Teena McGuinness PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Kris McLoughlin DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Marybeth McManus MPA, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Jason Meisel RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Mary Meiselman CNS, NP
Jamie Miller RN, BC
Lisa Milliger APRN
Sandy Mishkin RN, BC, MSN, MEd
Catherine Moore BSN RN
Karen Moosvi PhD, APN, CNE
Betty Morgan PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Michael Morgan MSN, PhD, MPH
Ann Murphy Harris MSN, PMHNP-C
Christine Nave BSN, RN
Sandra Nichols PhD, APRN
Jennifer Nolan MSN
Evelyn Nwaigwe DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Dina Obolsky RN, BSN
Suzanne Opperman MSN, PMHNP
Tammi Packer BSN, RN-BC
Bozena Padykula EdD, APRN, PMHN-BC, APHN-BC
Gina Panozzo DNP, RN-PMH-BC, CNE
Kindra Parks RN
Sudha Patel DNS, MN, RN, MA
Pamela Pepper PMH, CNS, BC
Bethany Phoenix PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Tobi Pierson RN
Martha Pinion BSN, RN
Mechelle Plasse PhD, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric CNS-BC
Toni Plummer PMHNP
Michael Polacek DNP, RN, PMH-BC
Andrew Potts ARNP-PMHNP
Karen Pounds PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Angie Powers DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Keith Prazeres MSN, MBA, RN-BC
R. John Repique DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Elizabeth Rice PhD, PMHNP-BC
Tracee Ridley-Pryor DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Donna Riemer RN
Kelly Rock DNP, CRNP
Jezel Rosa
Theresa Ross RN
Cynthia Rost DNP, RN, CNE, HFQE
Heather Russell MSN, RN
Anna Sander RN, BSN, PMHN-BC
Joanne Sanderson PMHCNS-BCNP
Bernadette Santos MA, BSN
Karen Schepp PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Nancy Scheutz MSN, RN
Krista Scorsone MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Scott APRN
Daryl Sharp PhD, RN, FAAN
Joyce Shea DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Ronnie Sheridan EdD, MSN/ED, RN, CCRN alumnus
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Rebecca Sloan APRN
Melissa Smith MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kenya Smith DNP, PMHNP-BC
Briana Snyder PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, RYT 200
Marsha Snyder PhD, APRN-FPA, CADC
Laura Sooby RN
Mina Spadaro RN, MSN
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini PhD, RN, FAAN
Shaquita Starks PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Gail Stern RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sylvia Stevens APRN, MS, BC
Deborah Stewart FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Gail Stuart PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Kimberly Swartz RN
Sheelagh Tallman RN, MS
Peter Taulbee, DNP APRN, FPMHNP-BC
Michelle Tavares MSN, RN-BC
Karen Taylor DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
Helen Thamm APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sandra Thomas PhD, RN, FAAN
Candace Trippe RN, BSN
Tina Truncellito Laupola DNP, EBP-C, RN-BC
Michelle Tsai DNP, PMHNP-BC
Michael Valenti PhD, RN
Debra Van Dyke MSN, MA, BSEd, BSN-RN
Bobby Varghese Ph.D., RN, CNE
Blake Vaughan RN
Karen Vergano PMHCNS-BC
Maureen Vidrine DNP, APRN-PMH, RC
Kelly Voll ADN, RN
Dawn Walters MS, RN
Barbara Warren PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Mercedes Weikle APRN, NP-C
Carolyn Wellford RN, BSN
Sandra West DNP
Michele Whitaker BSN, RN, E-RYT
Diane Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Wolfe PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Choochart Wong-Anuchit PhD, RN
Anna Carolina Wright APRN- FNP-C, PMHNP-Student
Rose Mary Xavier PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Cynthia Zolnierek PhD, MSN, RN
Rick Zoucha PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN