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APNA Annual Conference Program

APNA 35th Annual Conference

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FRIDAY at a Glance

Product Theater
9:30am – 10:30am ET  |  Learn More
Community Chat
10:30am – 11:00am ET
Exhibit Hall Open
10:30am – 6:20pm ET
Poster Presentations Open
10:30am – 6:20pm ET
Friday Welcome & Awards Showcase
11:00am – 11:30pm ET  |  Learn More
Keynote Address
11:30am – 12:30pm ET Learn More
25-Minute Minute Concurrent Sessions
12:40pm – 1:05pm  ET  |  Browse Sessions
1:10pm – 1:35pm ET  |  Browse Sessions
Community Recharge
1:35pm – 2:00pm ET  |  Learn More
Meet the Poster Presenters
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET  |  Learn More
45-Minute Concurrent Sessions 
4:05pm – 4:50pm ET  |  Browse Sessions
5:00pm – 5:45pm ET  |  Browse Sessions
Mini Concurrent Sessions
5:55pm – 6:20pm ET  |  Browse Sessions
Product Theater
6:20pm – 7:20pm ET  |  Learn More

9:30am – 10:30am
Sponsoring Company: Janssen Neuroscience
No contact hours provided.


10:30am – 11:30am

Catch up with psychiatric-mental health nurses from around the world during dedicated networking time every day.


10:30am – 6:20pm

Earn up to 4.0 contact hours on Thursday and Friday as you explore the more than 100 innovative poster presentations on display.


10:30am – 6:20pm

Visit the Exhibit Hall and get information from and engage with industry stakeholders in psychiatric-mental health and nursing.

Friday Welcome & Awards Showcase


Start your day off with a warm welcome from APNA leadership and the chance to meet psychiatric-mental health nurses and nursing students who are revolutionizing the profession.

Keynote Presentation

11:30am – 12:30pm

Cracked Not Broken…Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt – RN, APRN

Join Kevin for a story of hope and celebration of life. Informed by his lived experience, Kevin will discuss key concepts of suicide prevention and recovery, steps for living mentally well, and the importance of establishing healing relationships.

Presenter: Kevin Hines

25-Minute Mini Concurrent Sessions
12:40pm – 1:05pm

3101: Practice, Safety

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Initiation and Implementation of a Behavioral Health COVID-Positive Unit in Response to the Covid Crisis – RN

An inpatient behavioral health unit specifically designated to treat COVID-positive patients effectively and safely was initiated at SLUHN. Specific interventions and practices were applied in collaboration with CDC guidelines and Infectious Control. Patients received quality care while maintaining patient and staff safety.

Presenter: Melissa Hawkey, BSN, RN

3102: Community Practice, Substance Use

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Computer-Based Learning for Opioid Use Disorder (CLOUD) – RN, APRN

An inpatient behavioral health unit specifically designated to treat COVID-positive patients effectively and safely was initiated at SLUHN. Specific interventions and practices were applied in collaboration with CDC guidelines and Infectious Control. Patients received quality care while maintaining patient and staff safety.

Presenter: April M. Snell, BSN-RN, LMFT, LPC-MHSP

3103: Safety, Research

12:40pm – 1:05pm

The Effect of a Behavioral Emergency Response Team on Chemical and Physical Restraint Use in Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients: An Evidence-Based Practice Project – RN, APRN

This presentation introduces behavioral emergency response teams (BERT) as a more dignified and patient-centered alternative to physical and chemical restraints. Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model as a guide, BERTs can be implemented to benefit both patients and nurses in the event of a behavioral crisis.

Presenter: Chelsae Parris Castaneda, RN, BSN

3104: Child & Adolescent, Depression

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Barriers and Facilitators Encountered by Latina Adolescents in Accessing Depression Treatment: Parent and Teen Perspectives – APRN

This presentation reviews the findings of a qualitative study to identify barriers and facilitators to depression treatment use among Latina adolescents from the perspectives of teens and their parents. Findings inform practice, policy, and research to promote mental health equity among Latina adolescents.

Presenter: Allison Stafford, PhD, RN

3105: Inpatient, Staff Education

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Code Blue Emergency Response: Medical Assessment and Skills Training for Psychiatric Nurses – RN

This presentation will discuss the need for medical training to be added to yearly psychiatric competencies in order to support and prepare novice nurses to assess and intervene in times of medical crisis. This presentation presents the opportunity to learn about the curriculum development and the training program utilized.

Presenters: Valerie Seney, PhD, MA, LMHC, RN, PMH-BC; Jacqueline Insana, MSN, RN, PMH-BC; Nicole Nappe, BSN, RN, PMH-BC

3106: Undergraduate Education, Administration

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Mental Health Virtual Escape Room – RN, APRN

This presentation will describe creation and implementation of a mental health virtual escape room for pre-licensure nursing students. Outcomes from surveys and student feedback will be discussed, along with changes for future iterations of the escape room. Participants will leave with foundational knowledge on creating a virtual escape room.

Presenters: Brittany Haskell, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE; Matt Schroer, DNP, PMHNP-BC

3107: Special Populations, Patient Advocacy

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Street Medicine Participation for Mental Health Nursing Students – RN

This presentation will describe the California State University San Bernardino Nursing Street Medicine Program serving the homeless and housing unstable population in the Coachella Valley, California. The program has two objectives: to provide healthcare services to this vulnerable population; and to develop the empathy of nursing students.

Presenter: Diane Vines, RN, MEd in Nsg., PhD

3108: Research, Family Education/Skills

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Family Caregivers Use of Personal and Social Resourcefulness: Differences by Care Recipient Condition – RN, APRN

This study of 234 family caregivers of persons with various conditions examined their responses to five pairs of items with similar item stems from the Resourcefulness Scale to determine their use of personal and social resourcefulness. The five item pairs tapped anger, anxiety, sadness, indecision, and financial stress.

Presenter: Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

3109: Telehealth, Community Practice

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Evolution of Practice During Pandemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach in Dealing with Challenges and Emergencies in Psychiatric Telehealth – RN, APRN

Pandemic restrictions required the rapid switch to mental health telehealth services to meet increased demand and access. In an Urgent Care setting, it became apparent that additional measures are necessary to respond appropriately to emergent situations. An algorithm was developed to assist the multidisciplinary team and initial results are presented.

Presenters: Constance A. Noll, DNP, MA, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Katherine Kaiser, LCPC; Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C

25-Minute Mini Concurrent Sessions
1:10pm – 1:35pm

3201: Administration, Undergraduate Education

1:10pm – 1:35pm

The Work Learning Program (WLP): Supporting Career Development in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing – RN

Several models of career development in nursing exist to enhance the preparedness of the workforce and improve patient care outcomes. This presentation will describe the outcomes from an innovative Work Learning Program based on an academic-practice partnership to support the career advancement of psychiatric-mental health nurses in the work setting.

Presenters: Heather Robertson, MPA; Sarret Seng, BA, BSN, RN; Janet Otachi, MA, BASW; Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

3202: Child & Adolescent, Special Populations

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Parental Barriers to Seeking Mental Healthcare for Saudi Children at Risk of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – APRN

The prevalence of ADHD among children varies from 3.4% to 16.4% in two cities in Saudi Arabia. However, little is known about parent mental health-seeking behavior (MHSB) for children with ADHD. This presentation provides preliminary outcomes of a study examining risk for ADHD and MHSB among Saudi parents.

Presenter: Amani Kappi, RN, MSN, PhD candidate

3203: Community Practice, Culture/Diversity

1:10pm – 1:35pm

RE-AIM Evaluation of a Mentored Honors Projects in Urban Mental Health Promotion: “Unlearning Bias” – RN, APRN

This presentation uses RE-aim to evaluate a mentored honors student project in urban health promotion. The project is designed to improve mental health nursing care for low-income urban adults with severe mental illness and co-morbid health conditions by facilitating unlearning bias to improve clinician health communication and patient help-seeking.

Presenters: Linda Oakley, PhD; Wan-chin Kuo, PhD, RN

3204: Graduate Education, Advanced Practice

1:10pm – 1:35pm

When a Pandemic Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade: How We Used Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies to Improve Our Psychiatric Assessment and Management Course as We Transitioned to Remote Learning – APRN

This presentation discusses how evidence-based educational strategies such as backward course design, flipped classroom, soliciting frequent feedback, emphasizing affective learning, and development of creative lecture modules led to more positive student evaluations when a psychiatric assessment and management course was transitioned to remote learning.

Presenters: Bethany J. Phoenix, PhD, RN, FAAN; Andrew Penn, MS, CNS, PMHNP-BC

3205: Inpatient, Practice

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Staff Engagement through Empowerment: How the Night Shift Shared Governance Council Thrived during the Pandemic – RN

This presentation aims to show the evolution of night shift governance in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting.

Presenters: Lisette Espana, MAN, PMHN-BC; Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; William Pasok, BSN, RN-BC; Jomar DeLa Pena, BSN-RN; Ginalyn Bautista, BSN-RN

3206: Patient Advocacy, Undergraduate Education

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Teaching Advocacy and Decreasing Stigma Through Social Media in an Undergraduate Mental Health Nursing Course – RN, APRN

This presentation discusses how an assignment for BSN students about advocacy and decreasing stigma of mental illness was changed due to restrictions of COVID-19. Nursing students collaborated with a mass communications student to make positive videos to share on social media.

Presenter: Gail Godwin, PHMNP-BC

3207: Practice, Inpatient

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Say What? Open a Psychiatric Unit in One Week! – RN, APRN

Anticipating the surge of COVID-19 patients presenting to UAB’s Emergency Department, a broad interdisciplinary team worked to quickly open a 12 bed inpatient psychiatric unit in one week. This enabled us to offload boarding patients from the ED and also provided quicker access to the therapeutic milieu for psychiatric patients.

Presenters: Wren Hand, PhD, RN; Elizabeth Caine, MSHA, MBA; Wesley Harbin, MSN, RN; Lesli Reeves, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

3208: Telehealth, Interprofessional Education

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Partnering with Schools to Close the Service Gap: A Pilot Study Evaluation – RN, APRN

Telemental Health is a technological modality in which child and adolescent mental health services can be expanded and provided to close the growing service gap for children and their families. This presentation will share evaluation results of a pilot innovative TeleMental Health program partnered with the school system.

Presenter: Ainat Koren, PhD, DNP, PMHNP

3209: Practice, Inpatient

1:10pm – 1:35pm

Creating a COVID Unit in an Inpatient Psychiatric Environment – RN

Review if the interdisciplinary implementation serving to meet the need of an emerging and unique psychiatric patient population.

Presenters: Lori Harris, BSN RN PMH-BC; Connie Hare, BSN RN PMH-BC


1:35pm – 2:00pm
Gather on Zoom with your fellow psych nurses for a time of sharing and a little lighthearted fun! We’ll put you into Zoom rooms and give you suggested topics to guide your conversation. Camera on and mute button off as you get to know colleagues across the country and enjoy each other’s company.


2:00pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 4:00pm
1 contact hour
This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and supported by an independent educational grant from Sunovion.

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions
4:05pm – 4:50pm

3301: Child & Adolescent, Special Populations

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Child Maltreatment and Medically Fragile Children: Understanding the Problem, Finding a Solution – RN, APRN

This presentation explores the challenges regarding child maltreatment in medically fragile children. Review of factors that increase risk in this population as well as prevent appropriate intervention by healthcare professionals allow nurses to increase awareness of the issues faced. Participants leave with concrete strategies to improve recognition and intervention.

Presenter: Ruchoma A. Domosh, MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CPN, AE-C

3302: Child & Adolescent, Substance Use

4:05pm – 4:50pm

The Adolescent E-Cigarette Epidemic: What You Can Do About It – RN, APRN

Over 1/3 of youth in the United States use or have used e-cigarettes which put them at risk for cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and reduced attention span. We will provide PMH nurses with valuable patient education material, client-centered strategies, and referral resources to better serve youth that use e-cigarettes.

Presenters: Brandon Thatcher, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Ann Peterson, SN; Morgan Utley, SN; Haokun Yang, SN

3303: Graduate Education, Practice

4:05pm – 4:50pm

A Comprehensive Review of the Current State of PMHNP Clinical Requirements: Benchmarking for Best Practice – APRN

This comprehensive review illuminates current PMHNP programs’ clinical requirements, including their total clinical hour requirements by degree, number of semesters in clinical, and total credit hours by degree. This data will be compared to outcomes, such as state independent practice and more, ultimately to provide benchmarking data for curriculum development.

Presenter: Elizabeth Hutson, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC; Bradley Thompson, MS, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC; Erin Bainbridge, BSN, RN, CCRN

3304: Graduate Education, Telehealth

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Visual Thinking Strategies to Develop Student Empathy in an Interprofessional Education Module – RN, APRN

This presentation introduces visual thinking strategies (VTS) as a way to enhance interprofessional education activities. By incorporating VTS into standard patient care, professional students have the opportunity to improve assessment skills and develop greater empathy for the patients served.

Presenters: Erin E. Ellington, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Deepti Vyas, PharmD

3305: Older Adults, Inpatient

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Delirium in Geriatric Mental Health? It’s Not a Delusion! – RN

Delirium in geriatric patients is often confused with symptoms of mental illness. This interactive presentation provides an opportunity to learn about important distinctions between delirium and other mental health diagnoses, strengthen delirium prevention and recognition skills, and utilize this new knowledge by solving a case study.

Presenter: Lori Sookram, RN, MSN

3306: Older Adults, Research

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Dementia Family Caregivers’ Loss and Grief in the Time of COVID-19 – RN, APRN

This presentation offers insight into the loss and grief process experienced by dementia family caregivers prior to and after the COVID-19 pandemic. PMH nurses will learn about the mental health needs of these caregivers in the context of pandemic restrictions in long-term care facilities. Intervention strategies will be explored.

Presenter: Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

3307: Self-Care, Education

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Stress Impact and Care for COVID-19: Education and Support for Nursing Students – RN, APRN

This presentation will describe the innovative and just-in-time educational and support resources designed for nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key features and evaluation data for an online Stress Impact and Care for COVID-19 course and associated support groups run by trained PMHNP students will be discussed.

Presenters: Kerry Peterson, PhD, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Laurra Aagaard, MA, MS; Sarah Stalder, MSN, PMHNP-BC

3308: Self-Care, Education

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Implementation of the Heroes Health Initiative: A Partnership Between Nursing Hospital Leadership and a College of Nursing – RN, APRN

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a substantial strain on the nursing workforce as it bears witness to mortality at an unprecedented rate. This presentation describes the implementation of a nurse-led, peer support program that leverages the Heroes Health platform to improve the well-being of the hospital’s nursing workforce.

Presenters: Angela M. Gerolamo, PhD, PMH-NP, BC

3309: Substance Use, Community Practice

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Assertive Community Treatment Services and Substance Use Outcomes: A Systematic Review – RN, APRN

The high prevalence of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) among people with mental illnesses (MI) requires an understanding of effective means to treat this population. This presentation provides the outcomes of a systematic review examining the effectiveness of Assertive Community Treatment participation in addressing SUD among those with severe MI.

Presenter: Bassema Abufarsakh, PhD candidate, MSN, RN

3310: Suicide Prevention, Undergraduate Education

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Revolutionizing Person-Centered Suicide Prevention: PMH Nurse Educators Facilitating Bystander Trainings – RN, APRN

The presentation will include a description of bystander trainings employed by PMH nurse educators in select academic institutions. The value of both MHFA and QPR trainings will be expressed and demonstrated to show value for a more safe and just campus environment.

Presenter: Todd Hastings, PhD, RN, CNE

3311: Trauma, Advocacy & Nursing

4:05pm – 4:50pm

Navigating the Minefield of Ethical, Competency and Practical Issues for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams – RN, APRN

Presenters will describe the current minefield regarding competency to consent, ethical and practical issues surrounding sexual assault medical forensic exam (SAFME) for victims presenting with mental illness symptoms. New research findings dispel some of the erroneous beliefs about DNA evidence collection.

Presenter: Leslie Miles, DNP, PMHNP

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 5:45pm

3401: Child & Adolescent, Depression & Suicidality

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Characteristics of Social Media Use in Youth Suicide Attempters Compared to Controls – RN, APRN

This presentation will describe results of our study comparing social media experiences of youth with a recent suicide attempt to youth with no history of psychiatric disorder or suicidal behavior. The participant will understand the importance of including social media use and experiences as part of routine clinical assessment.

Presenter: Jamie Zelazny, PhD, MPH, RN

3402: Trauma, Research

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Mental Health PPE for First Responders: Five Years in the Making – RN, APRN

This presentation outlines five years of research that aimed to develop a comprehensive mental health treatment program for first responders. Now developed and soon to be implemented and evaluated, Mental Health PPE: Personal Prevention and Education provides implications for daily practice to guide person-centered mental healthcare for first responders.

Presenter: Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

3403: Graduate Education, Patient Advocacy

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Enhancing PMHNP Student Engagement with Clinical Rating Scales and Patient Questionnaires – APRN

This presentation will discuss enhancing PMHNP student engagement through practical application of clinical rating scales and questionnaires. By allowing students to review, score, and interpret results from completed instruments, students were able to engage and become familiar with instruments that assist in diagnosing and treating mental health symptoms.

Presenters: Allyce Katie Jones, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN, CNE, NCMP, PMH-C; Rebecca L. White, MSN, FPMHNP, FNP, NE

3404: Telehealth, Special Populations

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Implementing Telemental Health to Improve Access to Mental Healthcare in Rural Vermont – APRN

This presentation describes implementation of telemental health in a private practice setting to improve access to mental health care in rural Vermont. The presentation describes implementation process and outcomes, implications for advance practice nursing, and areas for further research.

Presenter: Julia McDougal Ronconi, DNP, APRN

3405: Older Adults, Safety

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Pearls – RN, APRN

Offering on-the-ground strategies to nurses working with older adults or their caregivers in every adult setting, this session reviews the latest innovations in professional treatment, psychosocial interventions, and virtual care. The pandemic has been tragic for older adults; our support is desperately needed.

Presenters: Kathryn Kieran, MSN, RN/CNP, PMHNP-BC; Jennifer Junko Holiman, MSN, RN/CNP, PMHNP-BC

3406: Suicide Prevention, Military

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Understanding Suicide Risks in Veterans during the COVID-19 Pandemic – RN, APRN

The purpose of this presentation is to educate clinicians about the increased rate of suicide among Veterans and the impact that COVID-19 has on mental health. The pandemic has worsened psychosocial stressors, mental illnesses, and physical comorbidities.

Presenters: Melissa Ashley, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Steven Julaka, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Laura Woodward, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

3407: Self-Care, Practice

5:00pm – 5:45pm

To be Mind Full or Mindful? – RN, APRN

This interactive presentation will provide an opportunity to learn the positive benefits and engage in a 10-minute mindfulness activity to utilize in everyday life.

Presenters: Regina Owen, PMHNP; Tarah Lewis, PMHNP-DNP

3408: Telehealth, Education

5:00pm – 5:45pm

A Telemental Health Journey – What I Found at the Intersection of Provider, Educator, Researcher and Advocate – RN, APRN

This presentation is about the important role of the psychiatric nurse and nurse practitioner in telemental health care and how we can ensure highest level licensure practice, leadership opportunities and patient-centered care at this critical point in the global metamorphosis of health care delivery as we know it.

Presenter: Zoe A. Robbins, PMH-NP, DNP

3409: Trauma, Self-Care

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Finding Resilience and Meaning in Healthcare Amid Crisis – RN

This is an engaging presentation on the behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our society and psychiatric healthcare workers. The audience is drawn into a conversation on our present day realities and will walk away with tangible tools for managing our own grief and turning towards hope.

Presenter: Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CRNI

3410: Suicide Prevention, Special Populations

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Men and Suicide: Primary Care Prevention in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond – RN, APRN

This case study presentation takes a gendered approach to the prevention of men’s suicide. It is especially relevant for PMHNPs who are dually certified or collaborate with primary care providers and for psychiatric RNs who work in primary care. Audience feedback is encouraged.

Presenter: Rachel H. Adler, PhD, RN, APN-C

3411: Telehealth, Community Practice

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Tips for Preceptor Success in a Virtual World: Preceptor and Student Pearls – APRN

This presentation addresses current day need to ensure training to PMH students and their preceptors on telehealth guidelines and the role of the preceptor and student in a telehealth encounter. Strategies for conducting successful sessions will be discussed along with techniques on best approaches to integrate the student learner.

Presenter: Gabrielle P. Abelard, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN

25-Minute Mini Concurrent Sessions
5:55pm – 6:20pm

3501: Research, Depression & Suicidality

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Perceptions of Executive Functions and Self-Care Actions among Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder – RN, APRN

This presentation summarizes the results from a convergent mixed-methods QUAN + QUAL study of self-reported executive functions and self-care among individuals currently treated for Major Depressive Disorder. The qualitative strand of the study employed a vignette technique.

Presenter: Melanie Walters, PMHNP-BC


3502: Substance Use, Integrated Care

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Heart Rate Variability in Adults with Substance Use Disorder: A Comprehensive Narrative Review – RN, APRN

The presentation discusses what is known about cardiac response to substance use measured by heart rate variability and its outcomes related to risk factors of relapse in current literature related to opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, and cannabis.

Presenter: Esther Moon, MSN, RN


3503: Community Practice, Violence

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Prevention of Aggressive and Violent Behavior with De-escalation Techniques by Non-clinical Staff in Community Health Settings – RN, APRN

This presentation reviews a quality improvement project that sought to determine if an educational intervention will increase the confidence of non-clinical staff employed in a community health setting in their ability to de-escalate aggressive behaviors and prevent violence.

Presenter: Allison McKamy, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC


3504: Telehealth, Integrated Care

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Incorporating Complementary and Integrative Healthcare Strategies into Telehealthcare Practice – RN, APRN

Learn logistical strategies for implementing Complementary and Integrative Health in your telehealth practice Preference assessments, barriers, plus and minuses of varying technology, and innovative strategies will be reviewed and evaluated using the IOM’s 6 dimensions of quality healthcare.

Presenter: Nicole Moret, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC


3505: Workplace Violence, Interprofessional Education

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Racial Harassment: The Nurse’s Role in Responding to Patients – RN

This presentation aims to raise awareness of racial harassment as a form of workplace violence in the healthcare setting. We will explore the nurse’s role in responding to patients who engage in racial harassment towards staff, and the utility of nurse-led debriefs in responding to this form of workplace violence.

Presenter: Nicole Levesque, BScN, RN


3506: Patient Advocacy, Undergraduate Education

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Undergraduate Student Perceptions of the Efficacy of an Intensive Clinical Orientation for Mental Health Nursing – RN, APRN

This presentation focuses on findings from the evaluation of an Intensive Clinical Orientation conducted over the past four years. The audience will learn how preparation for mental health nursing clinical can reduce stigma and promote critical thinking about self-efficacy in an undergraduate mental health course.

Presenter: Pamela J. Worrell Carlisle, RN, PhD


3507: Trauma, Research

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Resilience-Based, Trauma-Informed Educational Practices in the Undergraduate Nursing Classroom – RN, APRN

This presentation explores findings from a mixed-method study design where the impact of resilience-based, trauma-informed educational practices were evaluated in undergraduate nursing students. A discussion of the key components of the practice toolkit implemented in the design will be featured.

Presenter: Sally S. Rothacker-Peyton, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CCTP, CNE

3508: Undergraduate Education, Education

5:55pm – 6:20pm

Navigating Virtual Learning in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing During a Global Pandemic – RN

This presentation will offer inspiration to Psychiatric-Mental Health nurse educators in creating their own innovative teaching strategies in the virtual environment. A variety of virtual learning activities that were created during a global pandemic to meet board of nursing requirements and nursing program outcomes will be highlighted.

Presenters: Dr. Katherine Hess, DNP, PMH-BC; Dr. Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, MS, RN, CNE; Denise Mayo, MSN, RN-BC



6:20pm – 7:20pm
Sponsoring Company: Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
No contact hours provided.