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The Role of Psychiatric Nursing in Response to Crisis
APNA Florida Chapter Conference 2018
April 13-14, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Call for Abstracts
Submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the APNA Florida Chapter Conference! The deadline to submit is March 15, 2018.
The purpose of the Chapter is to support the mission of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association through networking, continuing education and political awareness, while recognizing and encouraging the diversity of Chapter membership.
Any APNA member who resides in Florida is automatically a member of the Florida Chapter. If you are interested in joining or renewing your membership, please see the
Letter from the APNA Florida Chapter President to Governor Scott
Regarding: House Bill 335
Psychiatric Nurses: Requires psychiatric nurses to hold national advanced practice certification as psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse; authorizes such nurses to approve release of individuals from receiving facility after involuntary examination under certain circumstances.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Excerpt: “As of today, there are only four Florida schools that offer a degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and there is a shortage of nursing professors able to teach in these programs. A workforce investigation should include an evaluation of Florida’s nursing schools ability to teach, train and develop psychiatric nurses. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Florida Chapter Board of Directors is recommending a psychiatric nursing workforce analysis to be performed by the Department of Children and Families in conjunction with the Florida Center for Nursing.”
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