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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition
A draft of the updated scope and standards is available for public comment through January 18, 2021. The Scope and Standards Revision Joint Task Force, composed of members from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, has revised and updated all sections of the document, including the definition of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing, reorganization and expansion of the scope of practice section, and creation of a new Standard on Cultural Humility. The following lists some of the main changes/additions made in this 3rd edition:
- Expanded focus on population health, the social determinants of health/mental health, and inclusion of these factors in PMH nursing assessment
- Expanded review of disparities/inequities in PMH care
- Recognition of substance use disorders as psychiatric disorders and the need for all PMH nurses to be competent in providing the full range of care
- Identification of new/expanded roles for PMH RNs/APRNs (e.g. integrated care, telehealth care)
- Completely updated references and glossary terms
- Creation of a PMH Nursing timeline graphic from 1882-2020
Deadline for Comments: January 18, 2021
To Review the Draft & Submit Comments:
- Download and review the draft document. Note: This draft has not yet been copy-edited; it is being made available for substantive comment and feedback to ensure the relevance and applicability of the content.
- Compile your comments, making note of line numbers as you go. You will need to provide line numbers when submitting feedback on specific content in the draft scope and standards.
- Submit your feedback using this online form. (Comment fields are organized by page and line numbers.)
APNA-ISPN Scope & Standards Revision Joint Task Force
Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC (Co-Chair)
Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN, FAAN (Co-Chair)
Vanessa Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN
Elizabeth Bonham, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN
Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Andrea Kwasky, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Rene Love, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Matthew Tierney, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice articulates the essentials of psychiatric-mental health nursing, its activities and accountabilities - the who, what, when, where, and how of practice - at multiple levels and settings. Delineating a body of knowledge and an advanced set of applied nursing skills, it reflects the diverse activities in which general and advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses are engaged and serves them in their clinical practice, education, research, and community service. This 2014 edition was updated by a Task Force composed of psychiatric-mental health nurses from APNA and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN).
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