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Product Theater
7:00am – 8:30am PT  |  Learn More
9:00am – 10:00am PT  |  Learn More
Poster Presentations
10:00am – 3:00pm PT  |  Learn More
Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am – 1:00pm PT  |  Learn More
Mini Concurrent Sessions
11:45am – 12:30pm PT | Browse Sessions
Product Theater
12:45pm – 2:15pm PT | Learn More
Mini Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm – 3:15pm PT | Browse Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm – 4:15pm PT  |  Browse Sessions
4:30pm – 5:15pm PT  |  Browse Sessions
5:30pm – 6:15pm PT  |  Browse Sessions
Chapter Meetings
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT  |  Learn More
Symposium Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm PT  |  Learn More

= Sessions also available via livestream

Product Theater Breakfast
7:00am – 8:30am Pacific
No Contact Hours Provided

An Established Therapy for Two Subsets of Challenging to Treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults

Presenter: Linda Trinh, DNP, MPH, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


David R. WilliamsKeynote Presentation
9:00am – 10:00am Pacific

David R. Williams, MPH, PhD

How Racism, Socioeconomic Status, & Stress Affect Mental Health: And What We Can Do About It –RN, APRN
This presentation provides an overview of the ways in which multiple aspects of racism combine with socioeconomic status (SES) and psychosocial stressors to affect physical and mental health. It also describes the added burden caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic and racism in the larger society for the mental health of racial/ethnic minorities. It will highlight promising interventions, at the individual and community level, that can enhance mental health and reduce the negative effect of stressors on mental health.


Poster Presentations
10:00am-3:00pm Pacific

Available via Virtual LivestreamEarn up to 4 contact hours for time spent viewing and evaluating the poster presentations Thursday-Saturday!


Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

Get information from and engage with industry stakeholders in psychiatric-mental health and nursing.


Mini Concurrent Sessions

11:45AM – 12:30PM Pacific

1:45PM CT | 2:45PM ET


3011: Advanced Practice
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

How to Reduce the Risks Associated with the Patient-Provider Relationship – RN, APRN

With the increasing demand for mental health services, there also comes an increase in the potential for risks of litigation or complaints. It is important for health care providers to recognize the types of risks they are exposed to in behavioral health care and how to avoid these risks.

Presenter: Cara Staus, B.S., CPHRM

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Depressive Symptoms in an Urban Community College Population – RN, APRN

This presentation will report findings of a study looking at demographic characteristics (race, ethnicity, gender identification), childhood trauma and depressive symptoms in an urban community college population. Psychiatric nurses can play a significant role in leading screening and referral interventions to help mitigate to physiological and psychological outcomes of trauma.

Presenter: Laureen M. Tavolaro-Ryley, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC


3012: Substance Use
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

The PARQuit Smoking Cessation Intervention for Adults with Serious Mental Illness – RN, APRN

Research is needed to develop effective and accessible smoking cessation interventions for adults with serious mental illness (SMI). In our pilot 2-arm randomized controlled trial, we tested our 3-component Parks and Recreation Quit (PARQuit) smoking cessation intervention, that features game-based group physical activity (PA); nicotine replacement therapy (NRT); and counseling.

Presenter: Heather Leutwyler, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS, FGSA

Understanding Relapse to Substance Use: A Focus Group Study – RN, APRN

Presentation discusses the perceptions of relapse experience in the recovery process among adults receiving medication for opioid use disorder.

Presenter: Seol Ju (Esther) Moon, MSN, RN


3013: Education
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

Closing the Opioid Treatment Gap through Advance Practice Nursing Activation – APRN

We present curricular design and measurable objectives for a course that prepares APRN students to deliver medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), especially for under-served populations.

Presenters: Matthew Tierney, MS, APRN, FAAN; Adam Leonard, MS, MPH, PNP; Elizabeth Castillo, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Novel Way to Increase MAT Certification through Micro-credentialing  APRN

This presentation will share findings from a 5-year-long completed project that impacted graduate nursing across multiple nurse specialty areas and transformed education training focused on Opioid Use Disorder. As a result, communities now benefit from an increased number of practitioners delivering high-quality evidence-based opioid misuse prevention and treatment.

Presenter: Derrick C. Glymph, DNAP, CRNA, APRN, FAANA, FAAN


3014: Child & Adolescent
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

Solving the Conundrum of Caring for Behavioral Health Needs in the Inpatient Medical Setting: Improving Staff Confidence and Competence to Reduce Fear, Anxiety, and Injury – RN

This session will profile how a children’s acute medical inpatient setting addressed bias and stigma of the mental health patient in the medical environment. Changing perceptions has helped our organization reduce staff injury, cost, and restraints while supporting trauma-informed principles. Staff confidence is also improved.

Presenters: Karen Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC; Barbara Valerius, MSN, RN, FAONL, RN-BC; Erin Walker, MHA

Increasing Awareness of Sex Chromosome Trisomies (SCTs) Among Health Care Providers – RN, APRN

This presentation provides an overview of clinical features observed in children with sex chromosome trisomies. An overview of common medical and psychiatric illnesses, as well as interventions beneficial to these individuals, will be presented.

Presenter: Erin N. Torres, MSN, CRNP-PMH


3015: Practice
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

Identification and Evidence-Based Treatment of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – RN, APRN

This presentation will outline a synthesis of literature on the state of the science of PAWS, which is limited but growing. PAWS symptoms related to substances patients are typically medically detoxified from will be focused on – benzodiazepines, alcohol, and opioids. Symptom identification, treatment, and management will be explored.

Presenter: Brittany Haskell, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CNE

A Clinical Practice Guideline for Monitoring Antidepressant Use Among Residents with Dementia – RN, APRN

This presentation discusses a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of depression among institutionalized dementia patients. Participants will leave with the awareness of underdiagnoses and undertreatment of depression in the dementia population, the importance of using CPG in this population, and steps to developing an evidence-based site-specific CPG.

Presenter: Oluchi Ayichi, CRNP, FNP


3016: Research
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

Potential Impact of a Multisensory Room on an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit – RN 

This presentation introduces a discussion on the potential use of a Multisensory Room as an intervention to aid in autonomy and coping skills for symptoms of agitation and anxiety on the inpatient psychiatric unit. The participant will leave with a foundational understanding of the intervention and its potential benefits.

Presenter: Kateleen C. Collins, BSN, RN

Developing a Blended Social Support and Behavior Management Intervention for Parents with Children in Residential Treatment – RN, APRN

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the development of a blended social support and behavior management intervention for parents with children in residential treatment. This presentation will discuss methods for engaging vulnerable populations for intervention development and discuss preliminary feasibility and acceptability results of the intervention.

Presenter: Kayla Herbell, PhD, RN


3017: Safety
11:45am – 12:30pm Pacific

Decreasing Duration of Restraint Episodes by Increasing Registered Nurse Presence – RN, APRN

Mechanical restraint is a dangerous emergency measure used to manage crises, yet surveillance of restrained individuals is often delegated to unlicensed staff. When a nurse-led change in practice provided psychiatric intensive care during restraint, with a registered nurse continuously at the bedside, the mean duration of restraint episodes decreased 30%.

Presenter: Diane E. Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, FACHE(R)

Increasing Staff Perception of Safety by Implementing an Agitation Management Protocol – RN, APRN

This presentation provides the opportunity to describe and discuss an agitation management protocol that is utilized in an inpatient Clinical Decision Admission unit. The participant will gain an understanding of a violence risk assessment scale, along with a corresponding medication protocol intervention designed to proactively intervene to prevent violent acts.

Presenter: Wren B. Hand, PhD, RN; Lesli D. Lewellyn, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Wesley K. Harbin, MSN, RN


Product Theater Lunch
12:45pm – 2:15pm Pacific
No Contact Hours Provided

Deplin® as Adjunctive Therapy in Major Depressive Disorder

Presenter: Michele Novella, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN

Sponsored by Alfasigma USA, Inc.

Mini Concurrent Sessions

2:30PM – 3:15PM Pacific

4:30PM CT | 5:30PM ET

0.75 Contact Hours


3021: Advanced Practice
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Let’s Get to the Root of Ashwagandha: What Health Care Providers Need to Know – RN, APRN

Ashwagandha, a shrub grown in Asia and Africa, is widely used to reduce stress, improve stamina, improve memory and enhance well-being. Due to global trends, the widespread use of complementary and alternative medicine alternatives is rising; therefore, this presentation provides an overview on Ashwagandha use.

Presenters: Deana Goldin, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Deborah Salani, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC; Beatriz Valdes, PhD, MBA, RN, CHSE

The Management of Major Depression: An Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline – RN, APRN

This presentation will discuss the challenges of implementing the VA/DoD Major Depression Clinical Support Tools with persons with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD).

Presenter: James Sall, PhD, FNP-BC


3022: Inpatient
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Creating Diverse Teams for Psychiatric Nursing Education, Practice and Research  RN, APRN

This interactive presentation provides a guide for the development of diverse and effective teams. The participant will gain knowledge in diversity, phases of team development, and conflict resolution that can be used across biobehavioral healthcare settings.

Presenters: Barbara J. Warren, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN; Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC

Showcasing the Unique Strengths of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Through BERT Interventions – RN, APRN

This presentation will showcase the rationale and strategies of implementing a Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) in a general medical center, highlighting the use of trauma-informed care to improve response to patients during behavioral events and to decrease physical and psychological distress to staff.

Presenter: Mary Sharon Curran, MS, RN, CNE


3023: Education
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Annual Competency Validation: Moving Beyond the Skills Fair – RN, APRN

This presentation will review the Donna Wright Competency Assessment method, and implementation in an organization, and discuss lessons learned from utilizing this method. As organizations evolve, leaders and nursing educators must think critically about how competencies are assessed and managed.

Presenter: Jacolyn Burgin Collis, MSN, RN-BC

Transition to Practice: Development of a Support Program During the First Year of Residency – RN

This presentation will outline the development and implementation of a curriculum designed to support behavioral health nurse residents during their first year of transition to practice

Presenters: Johnny Woodard, MSN, RN, PMH-BC


3024: Child & Adolescent
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Implementing Competency-Based Training for Child and Adolescent Inpatient PMHNPs – APRN

This presentation discusses the benefits of competency-based clinical development for PMH-APRNs in the C/A inpatient setting to address current workforce concerns. Implementing competency-based curriculums for PMH-APRNs can standardize competencies for inpatient PMH-APRNs and support PMH-APRNs practicing to the fullest extent of their education and training.

Presenter: Allison Carter, DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP

Friend or Foe? Stigma, Suicidal Ideation and Social Media: Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Child and Adolescent Mental Health – RN, APRN

This presentation provides the opportunity to identify, understand and intervene to reduce the current risks of social media use by children and adolescents as it relates to mental health stigma, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, body image, self-harm and eating disorders. Participants will leave with specific actions to promote appropriate use.

Presenter: Barbara J Valerius, MSN, FAONL, RN-BC


3025: Practice
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Integrating Behavioral Health into a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency – APRN

This presentation introduces evidenced-based interventions to prepare newly graduated FNPs in a residency program to become competent in decision-making related to treating patients with behavioral health (BH) disorders in primary care settings. By integrating medical and BH care, this practice assists providers in meeting the demands of a vulnerable population.

Presenters: Stephanie Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, COI; Konda Keebler, DNP, RN, CRNP, FNP-C

Trauma, Mental Health, and Co-occurring Disorders– RN, APRN

This presentation introduces the topic of trauma and its effects on mental health and co-occurring disorders including prevention, recognition, and treatment. We will present the latest research as well as recommendations to reduce the incidence.

Presenters: Deana J. Batross, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, NE, PMHNP; Rajene Fox, MSN, FNP-BC


3026: Research
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Services Providers’ Engagement and Delivery of Tobacco Treatment to People with Serious Mental Illnesses– RN, APRN

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services provide wrap-around care coordination for people with serious mental illnesses (PSMI). As PSMI have disproportionate levels of tobacco use and related illnesses, evidence-based tobacco treatment is crucial. This presentation provides survey evaluation results of ACT team service providers’ engagement in tobacco treatment for ACT service members.

Presenter: Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Stigma Toward Patients Who Have a Mental Illness: An Online Survey of United States Nurses – RN, APRN

This presentation shares original research findings concerning stigma toward mental illness among United States nurses working in psychiatric and non-psychiatric settings. Factors associated with stigma are explored, including personal contact with mental illness and mental health-related knowledge. Implications for nursing practice and anti-stigma interventions for health care settings are discussed.

Presenter: Kristen Kolb, BS, RN


3027: Nursing Professional Development
2:30pm – 3:15pm Pacific

Evidence-based Education to Reduce Chemical and Physical Restraint Use in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital – RN

The use of restraints for patients displaying challenging behaviors in psychiatric settings remains high. Applying the framework of cultural humility, a 45-minute online de-escalation education was developed utilizing SurveyMonkey™ with multimedia content embedded in the questionnaire. As a result, staff knowledge in de-escalation techniques and cultural humility increased.

Presenter: Birgit Leipold, BSN, PHN, RN-BC

Can the Mentoring Process Be Successfully Done Long Distance? Absolutely! – RN, APRN

This timely and interactive presentation explores the options to enhance confidence, comfort, and competence through Long Distance Mentoring.

Presenters: Lorraine Ballard Anderson, PhD, MPA, RN, CNE; Anya R. Price, BSN, RN, PMH-BC, PED-BC

Concurrent Sessions

3:30PM – 4:15PM Pacific

5:30PM CT | 6:30PM ET

0.75 Contact Hours


3031: Psychopharmacology
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pacific

ADHD: A Practical View from the Trenches – RN, APRN

This presentation will provide practical approaches to individualizing and optimizing ADHD care. We will explore the choices in ADHD treatment and how they affect reaching optimum outcomes. If in concurrent session format, interactive exercises will demonstrate the nuanced approach.

Presenter: Russell Bisesi, PMHCNS, BC, APRN

This session is eligible for 0.75 pharmacology contact hours.


3032: Inpatient
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pacific

Holding Up the Mirror: Addressing Racial Disparities and Implicit Bias in Restraint Use Through Targeted Interventions – RN

The presentation will share findings of a study of treatment disparities in BIPOC patients. An examination of the use of seclusion and restraints revealed that BIPOC patients were secluded and restrained more often and for longer periods of time than their white counterparts. The presenter will share successful interventions used.

Presenter: Timothy Meeks, MN, RN, PMH-BC


3033: Graduate Education
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pacific

All Aboard! Competency-Based Education Tools for PMHNP Programs – RN, APRN

With the challenges of incorporating the New Essentials and competency-based education, the Education Council’s Graduation Branch is working on a toolkit using the New Essentials as the framework. Finding validated competency-based tools is a current challenge for PMHNP faculty. Specific activities and strategies to facilitate competency-based education will be reviewed.

Presenters: Sara A. Robinson, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC; Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC


3035: Undergraduate Education
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pacific

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) from the Clinical Site to the Classroom: Using TIC Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education – RN, APRN

This presentation will provide an overview of how trauma relates to nursing students and nursing school, review trauma informed teaching and learning strategies, and offer course development, syllabus verbiage, and specific course design practices to be more trauma informed in nursing education.

Presenter: JoEllen Schimmels, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAAN


3036: Research
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pacific

Impact of Nurse Interaction on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Treatment Outcomes – RN

The PMH nurse has a unique opportunity to establish a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship while providing rTMS treatments for patients with major depressive disorder. This novel study suggests the nurse-patient relationship positively impacts patients’ rTMS outcomes and demonstrates the need for future research in this area.

Presenters: Mallory Cook, BSN, RN; Jodi Tyron, MSI, BSN, RN; Dawn Miller, BSN, RN-BC; Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, RN; Evonne Edwards, PhD

Concurrent Sessions

4:30PM – 5:15PM Pacific

6:30PM CT | 7:30PM ET

0.75 Contact Hours


3041: Psychopharmacology
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Ketamine Treatment Strategies – 4 years of Experience in a Clinical Setting  RN, APRN

The development of a ketamine service, including IV Ketamine infusion and intranasal esketamine administration, with a clinical team approach to patient management, has proved safe and effective, and offers adjunct therapy for those with treatment-resistant depression and suicidality. Lessons learned and current research will be reviewed.

Presenters: Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC; Courtney Miller, RN, BA

This session is eligible for 0.75 pharmacology contact hours.


3042: Inpatient
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Implementation of the Timed Up and Go Test in a Psychiatric Unit Decreases Falls with Injury Rate – RN, APRN

This interactive presentation introduces the participant to the Timed Up and Go test and its usefulness in decreasing falls with injury in the inpatient psychiatric setting. The participant will leave with the skills to perform the Timed Up and Go test and tools to aid in successful implementation.

Presenters: Casie Sultana, MSN, CNL, RN, PMH-BC; Susan Burchardt, BSN, RN, PMH-BC; Thomas Van Der Schaaf, BSN, RN, PMH-BC; Elyse Paxson, BSN, RN, PMH-BC


3043: Graduate Education
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Interprofessional Clinical Case Management in Behavioral Health Care: A Simulation Experience for PMHNP and MSW Students – APRN

This presentation demonstrates an effective interprofessional education approach to case management in graduate education. Utilizing a simulated, avatar patient, MSW and PMHNP students worked collaboratively on behavioral health and social determinants of health. Participants will leave with a model for effectively developing interprofessional case management skills in students and professionals.

Presenters: Melissa Bogle, DNP, APRN, MPH; Jayme Swanke, PhD, MSW, CADC


3044: Child & Adolescent
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Cost and Quality Impact of a Stepped Care Approach to Depression Treatment in a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Setting– APRN

This presentation introduces an evidence-based stepped care approach to depression treatment in a child/adolescent outpatient setting that has demonstrated positive outcomes with PMH APRNs in the role of medication management practitioner. Participants will leave with enhanced understanding of the value and quality of PMH APRNs in child/adolescent depression treatment teams.

Presenter: Brittany Yates, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC


3045: Undergraduate Education
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Who We Are: Exploring Faculty Emotional Support Before and During the Pandemic – RN, APRN

This presentation addresses faculty perceptions relative to emotional support provided to colleagues and students as well as their own psychosocial needs, before and during the pandemic. Participants identified beneficial types of support most effective during stressful periods in the academic environment.

Presenters: Jacqueline Williams, MSN, RN, NC-BC; Katherine Evans, DNP, RN; Andrea Alexander, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNE; Todd Hastings, PhD, RN, CNE; Brenda Kucirka, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CNE; Melissa Neathery, PhD, RN, CNE; Anita Iyengar, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE


3046: Research
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses with Mental Health Disorders: Gifts of Hope and Healing to Psychiatric Patients – RN, APRN

In this presentation, you will hear inspiring accounts of psychiatric-mental health nurses with lived experience of mental health disorders providing care to psychiatric patients. You will learn how to better engage with your patients, utilize self-care strategies, and support your colleagues with mental health challenges.

Presenters: Susan V. Brammer, PhD, RN, CNE; Krystyna de Jacq, PhD, PMHNP-BC


3047: Violence
4:30pm – 5:15pm Pacific

Uncovering the Hidden World of Dating Apps and Sexual Assault: Time to Educate and Advocate – RN, APRN

Presenters will describe the latest disturbing international and national violence trends, and research on dating app facilitated sexual assaults. Persons with pre-existing mental illness of any severity are more vulnerable. Psychiatric-mental health nurses can reduce sexual assault vulnerability without victim-blaming and promote evidence-based treatments to reduce trauma impact.

Presenter: Leslie W. Miles, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Julie Valentine, PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A, FAAN

Concurrent Sessions

5:30PM – 6:15PM Pacific

7:30PM CT | 8:30PM ET

0.75 Contact Hours


3051: Psychopharmacology
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

Neuroscience Based Nomenclature for Psychotropic Medications – RN, APRN

Standard nomenclature for psychotropic medications includes names like antidepressants, stimulants, and antipsychotics. These names do not describe pharmacologic properties and are confusing to patients. We will describe neuroscience-based nomenclature (NbN), a movement that aims to move from a disease-based naming system to a pharmacology and mechanism of action based system.

Presenters: Lyons Hardy, MSN, PMHCNS, PMHNP; Elizabeth Hutson, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP; Erin Ellington, DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP

This session is eligible for 0.75 pharmacology contact hours.


3052: Inpatient
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

Can We Help Psychiatric Nurses Stay? Implementation of a Unique, Comprehensive Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Residency Program for Our Novice Psychiatric Nurses that Supports Professional Growth, Confidence, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, and Self-Awareness – RN, APRN

This presentation provides a detailed overview of the development and implementation of a unique Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Residency Program in a large psychiatric setting. Through engaged discussion, participants will leave with a framework and extensive outline to apply this professional development initiative in their own institution.

Presenters: Nancy Bowllan, EdD, CNS, RN; Heather O’Brien, MSN, RN


3053: Graduate Education
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

Choose your Own Adventure: Integration of Systems Based Practice in PMHNP Graduate Education – APRN

An interactive virtual program is in development as a strategy to facilitate student critical thinking in their role working within complex health systems to support quality outcomes, as outlined in domain 7 of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) updated competencies for nursing education.

Presenters: Cassandra Perry, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC; Sara Banzhaf, DNP, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC; Catherine Messinger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC


3054: Child & Adolescent
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

Promoting Whole Child Care in a Pediatric Hospital Setting – RN, APRN

Introduction to an innovative model that integrates mental health expertise into a pediatric hospital environment.

Presenter: Lisa Schneider, MS, BSN, RN, PMH-BC, NEA-BC; Amy Foster, BSN, RN; Glenna Kilgore, BSN, RN, CNOR, CPN


3055: Undergraduate Education
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

From Dry Case Study to NextGen Learning: Putting New Tools to Practice – RN

This presentation encourages participants to apply an understanding of NextGen questions by adapting a standard case study into the NextGen format. A systematic process will be presented for developing case studies with corresponding questions using a variety of the new styles of test items.

Presenters: Andrea Alexander, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNE; Kate Evans, DNP, RN; Todd Hastings, PhD, RN, CNE; Melissa Neathery, PhD, RN, CNE; Jacque Williams, MSN, RN, NC-BC; David Sharp, PhD, RN; Kathy Lucatorto, DNP, RN


3056: Research
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

Effects of Trauma Informed Care on Children and Families Who Fled from War-Torn Countries – RN, APRN

This presentation focuses how trauma informed care can be beneficial for the children and families who fled from war-torn countries.

Presenter: Ugur Barut, Ed.D, MSN, RN-C


3057: Violence
5:30pm – 6:15pm Pacific

A Psychiatric Nurse-Led Team Implemented in a General Hospital Setting Decreases Nurse Injury Rate – RN, APRN

This presentation focuses on steps to successfully implement a psychiatric nurse-led team to decrease workplace violence and nurse injuries. The participant will leave with an understanding of the resources, education, and process needed to accomplish the implementation at their health care site.

Presenter: Casie Sultana, MSN, CNL, RN, PMH-BC; Susan Burchardt, BSN, RN, PMH-BC; Merribeth Richard, BSN, RN, PMH-BC


Attendees HugChapter Meetings
6:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific

Connect with psychiatric-mental health nurses from your area! Catch up with your APNA Chapter to get insight into your region’s PMH nursing advancements, needs, and opportunities.


Available via Virtual LivestreamSymposium Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm Pacific
1 Contact Hour

Addressing Persistent Myths and Misconceptions in Tardive Dyskinesia

Presenters: Amber Hoberg, MSN APRN, PMHNP-BC; Carmen Kosicek, MSN, DNP(c), APNP, PMHNP-BC

Sponsored by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company. Supported by an independent educational grant from Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Evaluations and contact hours certificate provided by HMP Education.