B. Continuing Education Report


10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Partners for Recovery: Integrative Treatments and Complex Psychiatric Disorders

June 14-17, 2012
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, VA

Program Committee:

  • Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC - Chair
  • Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
  • Kim Cox, MSN, RN, CNS
  • Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC
  • Mary Ann Nihart, MA, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
  • Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
  • Patricia Black, PhD(c), RN, CNS
  • Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS
  • Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP (consultant)

Attendance: 392 Total / 260 preconference attendees
Registration fee ($395) included online access to podcasts – $20 increase over 2009
23.25 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours
Commercial support: 6 exhibitors
Topics presented address psychopharmacology across the lifespan
Sessions recorded for podcasts available through the APNA eLearning Center
Selected CPI sessions to offer 8 hours of psychopharm content at the APNA   Annual Conference
Attendee evaluations support continued content on pharmacodynamic processes; evaluations will provide feedback for 2013 CPI content

 New this year:  

  • Evaluations and certificates all online
  • APNA Service Awards to recognize previous CPI Co-Chairs and Kim Cox for her commitment to bring NIMH translational research to PMH nursing through CPI
  • Symposium  luncheon sponsored by In2MedEd/ supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Otsuka


Barbara J. Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC – Pre-Conference: It’s Not Just Serotonin: Neurosignaling in Mental Illness
José A. Apud, MD, PhD – Movement Disorders
Joseph J. Rasimas, MD, PhD - Toxicology Implications and Delerium
Christian J. Teter, PharmD, BCPP – Clinical Psychopharmacology Update: Substance Use Disorders
Ronald J. Diamond, MD – Partnerships: Medication Decision Making and Recovery
Jimmie C. Holland, MD – Keynote Address - Distress Screening: Cancer and Mental Health
Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC – Sleep: Co-morbid Medical Conditions and Mental Health
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, BCPP, CGP – Medication Misadventures in Older Adults
Patti A. Varley, ARNP, MN, CS – Psychopharmacology Considerations for Children and Adolescents
Carolyn Buppert, NP, JD – Risk Management: Safe Prescribing Practices
CDR Jean F. Fisak, NC, USN, PMHCNS-BC & CDR Sean Convoy, NP – Understanding Military Culture and Implications for Treatment/Prescribing in the Community
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC – Metabolic Pathophysiology in Psychiatric Disorders
Deborah Antai-Otong, MS, APRN, BC, FAAN – Psychiatric Emergencies

Overall Conference Evaluation Summary Report

6 = Strongly Agree; 5 = Agree; 4 = Moderately Agree; 3 = Moderately Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 1 = Strongly Disagree


Overall Conference Objectives:
Rate the extent to which the following objectives were achieved.

Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:


  1. Identify challenging psychopharmacology considerations affecting the prescribing and administration of psychiatric medications while addressing the interaction between neurobiological mechanisms and complex psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. 5.63
  1. Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medications for persons diagnosed with co-morbid psychiatric and physiological disorders and clinical syndromes. 5.61
  1. Discuss integrative treatments relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery in addressing clinical psychopharmacological issues. 5.58

APNA 26th Annual Conference
November 7-10, 2012
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fighting Stigma


Hotel – Westin Convention Center – Headquarters Hotel

  • Room rate $175 single/double
  • 3 Additional hotels for overflow

Registration: 1185 Attendees (as of 10/26/12)

Conference Continuing Education

  • Up to 28.5 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
  • eLearning podcasts included in registration fee =  40+ post conference contact hours available
  • 363 Abstracts submitted
  • Certification Review Courses – PMHNP and PMH RN (Mon/Tues) -14 contact hours
  • Keynote Speakers
    • Rosalynn Carter, Mental Health Advocate (Thurs)
    • Patrick Kennedy, Advocate HC Reform & Neuroscience Research (Wed)
    • Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Co-Chair IOM Report (Fri)
  • Pre-Conference Sessions: 20
    • Psychotherapy Pilot – 8 contact hours (2 – 4 hour sessions)
    • Psychopharmacology track – 8 contact hours
    • Recovery to Practice 4th Pilot Program
    • Military – all branches PMH specialty directors to coordinate combat related treatment
  • Concurrent Sessions: 61
  • Mini Concurrent Sessions: 20
  • Posters: 114
  • Interactive Panels: 10

New this year:

  • Evaluations and certificates online
  • Thursday afternoon keynote and book signing
  • Poster judging online prior to conference
  • Posters displayed throughout conference
  • Foundation fundraising opportunity – Grayce Sills video

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Chair: Wendy Zubenko, APNA PA Chapter President
  • Friday Night Event – Tailgate Reception at Heinz Field
  • Silent Auction – PA Chapter Foundation (APNF) fundraiser

3 Lunch Symposia Scheduled: Wed/Thurs/Fri
APNA Awards
Janssen Scholar Program (30 students selected from 140 applications)

Conference Objectives –

  • Identify various types of stigma that affect consumers, their families and providers of services throughout the mental health system.
  • Engage in the development of strategies through PMH nursing practice, education, research and administration to reduce stigma that marginalizes individuals involved in the MH system.
  • Lead change and advance health through the application of the IOM report recommendations and implementation of recovery principles in psychiatric mental health nursing

 Recovery to Practice Activity Report

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Year 03: October 1, 2011-September 30, 2012


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is one of five awardees to receive a five year Recovery to Practice (RTP) subcontract to develop and implement a training curriculum that promotes greater awareness, acceptance, and adoption of mental health recovery principles and practices among psychiatric-mental health nurses.

Year 01: A systematic assessment was conducted to determine the current status of recovery principles and practices within the discipline of psychiatric mental health (PMH) nursing. Educational gaps were identified and recommendations made for program development.

Year 02: A Recovery to Practice workgroup was formed during year 02 to begin to develop the nursing curriculum and training manual.

Year 03:  The overall plan for year 03 included finalizing the RTP curriculum, Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice and piloting the content through live programs. A participant manual was also developed. Feedback from the pilot programs was intended to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing curriculum and manual content. The first half of the year was spent focusing and refining content for the nursing pilot programs and identifying and securing appropriate pilot sites to deliver the curriculum content. The target audience for the pilot programs was identified as nurses who work in psychiatric mental health acute care settings and are recovery naive.

Program faculty: Four leaders who are recognized for their expertise in recovery delivered the content for the APNA RTP pilot programs. Program faculty included: Eric Arauz, MA, MLER; Jeanne A. Clement, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, CADC-II; Mary D Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN. Eric Arauz provided perspective throughout the program from both professional and personal experience. Faculty met in person and through conference calls to prepare, debrief and revise content and/or process for each pilot program. Support for faculty and all phases of the RTP program was provided by APNA staff members. APNA staff members with primary roles in the RTP project include Patricia Black, RN, PhD (c) and Deborah Hobbs, RN, PhD.

Program content: Program objectives were developed from the learning needs that were identified in the Year 01 analysis. Program content was developed to include foundational knowledge of recovery with experiential learning related to nursing attitudes and recovery-oriented nursing care. Trauma, language, person-centered care and culture were important components of the curriculum. Content was organized by knowledge, skills and attitudes. Learning objectives for the program included the following:

  1. Identify at least three areas of the recovery movement that will have an impact on nursing.
  2. Identify at least three aspects of nursing care that can be modified to become recovery-oriented.
  1. Identify three ways in which nurses can use their life experiences and those of persons with mental health and/or substance use conditions to promote recovery in inpatient settings
  2. Describe at least two ways in which the attitudes of nurses impact the implementation of recovery-oriented nursing intervention
  1. Name 2 Standards of the PMH-Scope and Standards of Practice and identify a key part of the Standard
  2. List at least 3 psychiatric-mental health nursing interventions and connect them to recovery-oriented outcomes

Program manual: The program manual was designed as a participant manual for each pilot program. The manual included a background and introduction to recovery, program sides, handouts (recovery assessment, language, shared decision-making, culture) and additional recovery resources. Permission to use manual handouts and resources from private sources was acquired by faculty and APNA staff prior to printing. Manual content was revised and updated after each pilot program based on faculty and participant feedback.

Pilot sites: 23 hospitals volunteered to pilot the APNA RTP nursing curriculum. Sites were screened for location (geographic distribution), type of hospital, size of facility, number of nursing staff, types of units, and commitment of administrative support. Sites that had no previous experience with recovery were contacted for more information and to confirm availability and commitment. Five possible sites were chosen for consideration from which three sites were selected for pilot programs. APNA requested that hospitals recruit a minimum of 25 nurses for each pilot program.

Pilot programs: Three full-day programs (ranged 6 – 7 hours) were conducted to pilot the RTP nursing curriculum, Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice.  Nurses who attended the entire program and completed an evaluation were awarded continuing nursing education contact hours. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Pilot programs were conducted

  • May 18, 2012, - Western Medical Center (H.O.P.E. Center), Anaheim, CA
  • June 4, 2012 – Green Oaks Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • July 13, 2012 – Cone Health-Behavioral Health Hospital, Greensboro, NC

Evaluation/Outcomes: 79 nurses completed evaluations during the 3 pilot programs. Nurse participants were asked to rate the learning objectives and the faculty on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the highest. Nurses were also asked to give feedback on the content integrity (yes/no) and on the likelihood that they would change practice (yes/maybe/no) based on the information presented in the APNA Recovery to Practice Program. One nurse participant did not provide responses to the change in practice section of the evaluation. Outcomes from the pilot evaluations are listed in the table below.

Learning Objectives –

 By the end of the program the participant will be able to (rate 1-4; 4 = highest):


  • Identify at least three areas of the recovery movement that will have an impact on nursing   3.91
  • Identify at least three aspects of nursing care that can be modified to become recovery-oriented  3.88
  • Identify three ways in which nurses can use their life experiences and those of persons with mental health and/or substance use conditions to promote recovery in inpatient settings  3.85
  • Describe at least two ways in which the attitudes of nurses impact the implementation of recovery-oriented nursing intervention  3.84
  • Name 2 Standards of the PMH-Scope and Standards of Practice and identify a key part of the Standard 3.90
  • List at least 3 psychiatric-mental health nursing interventions and connect them to recovery-oriented outcomes  3.86


Content Integrity - 

The content was presented without bias of any commercial product or drug. Yes = 79

Change in Practice –

As a result of this program, I intend to make the following changes to my nursing practice (Yes/Maybe/No)

I will increase my use of recovery language. Yes = 78; Maybe = 0; No = 0

I will exercise my new appreciation of the importance of trauma informed care and shared decision making in partnerships with consumers. Yes = 76; Maybe = 2; No = 0

I will increase my knowledge of local community resources. Yes = 74; Maybe = 4; No = 0

I will increase the number of community resources that I will share with consumers. Yes=73; Maybe=5; No=0

(One participant did not complete the responses for the change in practice questions).

Participant comments supported the nurses’ appreciation for bringing recovery into nursing practice. Comments included some of the following:

  • This program I believe will be helpful in my nursing career and to help all my patients and peers in their recovery
  • SAMHSA - has brought us back to the awareness of patient/nurse relationships and trust. A great day!
  • I have felt psych nursing missing something and this will fill that gap.
  • Most helpful "psychiatric" specialized nursing training I've had since orientation. This is an awesome model.
  • I pretty much secretly have always believed that when someone is labeled schizophrenia, their life is pretty much over. Thanks!
  • Renewed hope in all of us as PMH RNs.  Gave us practical tips on how to make the change to recovery practices.
  • I look forward to on-going updates and to implementing methods as a central part in our culture change efforts.

Nurses repeatedly commented on how wonderful and helpful it was to have Eric Arauz provide his personal experience and guidance throughout the knowledge, attitudes and skills content. “Eric’s input was invaluable!”

Participants also commented that they would like more programs in recovery oriented practice that would focus on additional content in trauma informed care, challenges to implementing recovery practices with limited community support, and effective engagement in the recovery process with persons and families who have been in the mental health system for many years.  The RTP curriculum faculty will share this feedback with the APNA Recovery Council for consideration of continuing education program development.

In addition to evaluation review, feedback from pilot program nurses, administrators, RTP faculty and staff has indicated that the following points should be considered in revising the Year 04 APNA RTP program:

  • Change plan from online modules for individual learner to online modules for facilitated discussion
  • Modules should be short and program structure should allow more time for discussion of nurses’ reaction to consumer perspective
  • Slides should be revised to emphasize implementation of recovery practices
  • The participant manual should be kept and a facilitator guide should be developed

Feedback from the three pilot programs was compiled and reviewed by faculty and staff in preparation for the fourth and final live pilot program that will be delivered November 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA at the APNA Annual Conference. Facility (room), internet and audio visual arrangements were made at the Convention Center; audience registration was implemented. Services have been contracted for recording and editing the full day program for use as content for online modules.

2012 APNA Education and Provider Unit Report

APNA Provider Unit:


  • 2011 the provider unit offered 214.55 contact hours for the year
  • 2012 the provider unit has offered 303.25 as of November(includes Annual Conference)

APNA has awarded 12,197.5 contact hours as of October 2012.

The provider unit is currently working with:

  • Continuing education committee to develop elearning from topics highlighted in the 2010 educational survey. Ten workgroups are formed on the selected topics. Active groups:
  1. Suicide workgroup- in development of evidence based content on the Assessment and Management of Persons at Risk for Suicide
  2. DSM-5 workgroup- addressing changes and application
  3. Bipolar Disorders and Co-morbidities-developing a counseling point type elearning content
  • Pre-Licensure Committee- to develop workshops or education for nurse educators from topics suggested in the June 2012 survey response of the undergraduate educators. Ten topics identified by educators, the plan is to develop two 2012-2013.
  • Recovery to Practice Project- awarded contact hours for 3  pilot programs May, June and July, 2012. The  4th pilot will be conducted at the APNA 26th Annual Conference
  • eLearning center

Podcast under construction for 2012-2013:

Basic skills for in patient PMHRN’s.

  1. Safety ( 2 podcast completed -1 in process)
  2. What nurses do and the environment they need to do their job( 3 contact hours)
  3. Self-Management( 3 contact hours)
  4. Pharmacology(3 contact hours)
  5. Leadership (3 contact hours)
  6. Service Excellence (3 contact hours)
  7. Building interpersonal skills set ( 3 contact hours)
  • Peer Reviewed Material-The provider unit is actively working with the members of Education Council  in  keeping all elearning content peer reviewed by year to in order to offer the most current material.
  • A second part to the Key Element of the One Hour Face to Face Assessment was developed this year. The Assessment Guide for Key Element in the One Hour Face to Face Assessments provides case studies for learner to apply the key elements and answers to validate their assessments. 

Statistics from APNA Provider Unit Annual Report on Education to ANCC:

  • Continuing Nursing Education hours offered to members included:


2011 (January to December)

2012 (January to October)

elearning center contact hours


187 (Increase of 70)

Number of webinars


176 (Increase  of 65)

Chapter conference contact hours


45 (Increase of 21.5)

Recovery to Practice pilots



Total participants in CE Activities by:                                ( chapter conferences, CPI, and elearning)


6834 (Increase of 2474)

APNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Current ANCC accreditation is through November 30, 2013.

All content from APNA Annual Conference and Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute presentations is reviewed and evaluated for its ability to meet continuing nursing education standards and for APNA online education. In keeping with continuing nursing education standards and in order to maintain high quality educational programming the APNA Provider Unit will seek member experts to review all eLearning content. Members will be compensated with free online education for the review time volunteered.

APNA education staff, Provider Unit and committee members will continue to evaluate all APNA educational programs and will use member evaluations and feedback in the development of future educational programming.

APNA eLearning Center Report – October 2012


Currently Online in the APNA eLearning Center

Currently Online:  Summary Chart (comparisons are to February 2012)


Number of

Number of
Contact Hours

Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses

5 (↑4)

4.25 (↑3.75)

Annual Conference Archives

111 (↑29)

92.75 (↑30.5)


37 (↑2)

55.5 (↑5.25)

MDD Online Activity – Annual Conference Symposium

1 (same)

1.25 (same)

Counseling Points

1 (2 expired)

1.0 (down 2.0)

APNA Webinars

4 (4 expired)

6.25 (down 4.75)


159 (22.3% increase)

161 (25.1% increase)

Currently Online:  Session Types

  • 159 total sessions
  • 1 publication (pdf)
  • 41 webinars (audio synced with slides)
  • 6 webcasts (audio synced with slides + video component)
  • 111 podcasts (audio – on-the-go capability)

Currently Online:  Contact Hours Offered

  • TOTAL:  161 contact hours  (25.1% increase)
    • 159.75 provided by APNA
  • Psychopharmacology:  55.5 contact hours  (10.4% increase)

Currently Online:  Sessions & Contact Hours by Section

  • Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses
    • Newest section which focuses on special skills that will help transform PMHNs from novice to expert
      • 5 sessions:  4.25 contact hours
      • 2 added since June, one of which is free to all APNA members: Fundamentals of Mentoring
  • Annual Conference Session Archives (111 sessions:  92.75 Contact Hours)
    • 2012 Annual Conference sessions will be posted starting around the beginning of the year following continuing education and audio file review
    • 2011 Annual Conference
      • 71 sessions:  63 contact hours
    • 2010 Annual Conference
      • 40 sessions:  29.75 contact hours
  • Psychopharmacology
    • Expanded from “CPI Online” to be inclusive of any sessions with pharmacology content
    • Sessions from CPI 2012, 2011, and 2010 – plus 7 sessions from 2011 Annual Conference
      • 37 sessions:  55.5 contact hours
        • CPI 2012: 11 sessions: 18.75 contact hours
        • CPI 2011: 15 sessions: 22.75 contact hours
        • CPI 2010: 4 sessions: 6.0 contact hours
        • AC 2011: 7 sessions:  8.0 contact hours
  • MDD Online Activity – Annual Conference Symposium
    • Symposium from the 2011 Annual Conference – contact hours provided by Boston University
      • 1 session:  1.25 contact hours
  • Counseling Points
    • 3-part series on tobacco, parts 1 and 2 of which have expired
      • 1 session:  1.0 contact hour
  • APNA Webinars
    • Sessions from CPI which were not approved for pharmacology credit (1 from 2010 and 1 from 2011); Face to Face Assessment webinar
    • Brand New Session:  Assessment Guide for Key Elements in the One Hour Face to Face Assessment worth 2.25 contact hours – guided self study with powerpoint slides (pdf), study guide with references (pdf), 2 case study packets (Word)
      • 4 sessions:  6.25 contact hours

Number of Orders in the APNA eLearning Center

  • Total # of Orders since Launch (March 15, 2011):  8,208
  • Current period: # Orders June 1, 2012 – October 22, 2012:  2,806 (34% of total orders, no change from January 1, 2012 – May 22: 2,809)
  • 2012: Orders since January 1, 2012:  5,794
  • FREE CE:  # of Orders with a cart total of $0 since March 15, 2011, due either to free sessions or to bonus points use:  6,195

Number of Orders by Month (since June 2012):


# of Orders

June 2012

 416 (up 45.9% - January: 285)

July 2012

 380 (down 19.8% - February: 474)

August 2012

 658 (up 40.6% - March: 468)

September 2012

 1,019 (up 235.2% - April: 304)

October 1-22, 2012

 333 (down 49% - May 1-22: 654)


 2,806 à 28.4% increase in eLearning Center orders
 (January 1, 2012 – May 22,2012:  2,185)

Number of Orders:  Top 10 Sessions

(current period) June 1, 2012 – October 22, 2012

  1. 304 Orders:  Recovery and Adherence: Illness Cognition from Anosognosia to Adjustment – Mary D. Moller
    • Podcast format
    • 1.5 contact hours
    • $19.00 for members
  1. 171 Orders:  Strategies for Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder
    • Podcast format
    • 1.75 contact hours
    • Free to members and non members. CNE provided through Boston University.
  1. 133 Orders:  Key Elements for Conducting the One Hour Face-to-Face Assessment for Patients in Restraints or Seclusion – Marlene Nadler-Moodie
    • Podcast format
    • 1.0 contact hours
    • Was $15, now free to members
  1. 126 Orders:  Assessment Guide for Key Elements in the One Hour Face to Face Assessment –David Sharp
    • Podcast format
    • 2.25 contact hours
    • $23.00 for APNA members
  1. 81 Orders:  Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding and Addressing the Metabolic Pathophysiology in Psychiatric Disorders – Mary Ann Nihart
    • Podcast format
    • 1.75 contact hours
    • $18.00 for APNA members
  1. 77 Orders:  3081: No Tobacco: A Strategy for Inpatient Care Settings – Kim Hutchinson
    • Podcast format
    • 0.75 contact hours
    • $10.00 for APNA members  **Free to members during National Wellness Week
  1. 75 Orders:  Counseling Points – Issue #3
    • PDF /publication format
    • 1.0 contact hours
    • Free to members
  2. 72 Orders:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  Foundation Application and Implementation – Barbara Warren
    • Podcast format
    • 1.0 contact hours
    • $10.00 for APNA members
  1. 65 Orders:  Risk Management: Safe Prescribing Practices in Mental Health – Carolyn Buppert
    • Podcast format
    • 1.5 contact hours
    • $15.00 for APNA members
  1. 60 Orders:  Counseling Points – Issue #2
    • Pdf /publication format
    • 1.0 contact hours
    • Free to members

Revenue Earned from the APNA eLearning Center

Total $ earned since launch (March 15, 2011):  $33,488.55

  • Current Period:  $ earned June 1, 2012 – October 24, 2012: $12,880.00 – 47.7% increase (compared to January 1, 2012 – May 24, 2012: $8,720.00)
  • 2012:  $ earned since January 1, 2012:  $21,908.00  (65% of total)

Sessions Offered for Free in 2012

(aside from free CE via use of bonus points)

Reason / Dates


Contact hours

Members and/or Nonmembers

Valentine’s Day

(2/14/12 – currently free)

The Future of Nursing: Are The Stars Aligning?




(3/9/12 – currently free)

Shaping the Future of Behavioral Health



Mental Health Month & Nurses Week (all of May)

Mindfulness and Reflection: A Resource for PMH Practice



Nurses Week

(5/6/12 – 5/14/12)

Mindfulness and Reflection: A Resource for PMH Practice



National Recovery Month & Wellness Week (all of Sept)

Recovery Perspectives on Medication

1.0 Rx


National Wellness Week

(9/17/12 – 9/23/12)

Recovery Perspectives on Medication

1.0 Rx


National Wellness Week

(9/17/12 – 9/23/12)

No Tobacco: A Strategy for Inpatient Care Settings



Member Benefit

Currently Free

Key Elements for Conducting the One Hour Face-to-Face Assessment for Patients in Restraints or Seclusion



Member Benefit

Currently Free

Fundamentals of Mentoring



Member Benefit

Currently Free

Treating Tobacco Dependence in Persons with Mental Illness: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities




Total 8 sessions



Bonus Points in the APNA eLearning Center

General:  Types of Bonus Points Assigned

  • Membership Join/Renew Bonus Points – 25 – all members, compounding each year as long as membership is renewed by expiration date
    • An average of 170 new member bonus points given EACH DAY in 2012
  • Attendee Bonus Points – number varied based on registration (full, one day, pre-con) – all attendees (member or non-member)
    • 1,583 attendee bonus points given in 2012 (2011 AC and 2012 CPI)
  • Holiday Bonus Points – 10 – all members
    • These will expire 12/31/2012
  • CE Reviewer Bonus Points – # equivalent to 2 times the value of the session reviewed
    • 220 CE Reviewer bonus points given in 2012
  • Refund Bonus Points – as needed

Membership Bonus Points:  Current Period Usage

Membership Join/Renew Bonus Points

June 1, 2012 – October 24, 2012 (compared to January 1, 2012 – May 24, 2012)


# of Bonus Points Used

June 2012

 1,223.5 (down 10% - January: 1,371.5)

July 2012

 1,339.5 (up 10.3% - February: 1,214.5)

August 2012

 2,508.5 (up 62% - March: 1,548)

September 2012

 1,837.5 (up 32.2% - April: 1,389.5)

October 1-24 2012

 1,161.5 (up 37.8% - May 1-24: 842.5)


 8,070.5 à  26.8% increase in membership bonus points usage (January 1 – May 24: 6,366)


APNA eLearning Center Site Analytics

From June 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012 (as compared with February 1, 2012 – May 31, 2012):

Visits:  13,096up 4.0%
Unique Visitors:   7,666up 3.43%
Average Visit Duration:  5:25 – up 1.41%
Number of Visits on Mobile Devices:  1,341 up 45.44%
Number of Visits by Location:

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. India

Page Views:  68,971up 5.43%

  • Highest on August 13, 2012 at 1,681 – email sent “New psychopharm CE available!” about CPI 2012 sessions online
  • Second highest on September 19th at 1,467 – email sent “More Free CE for National Wellness Week!” on September 17th (the date of the third highest)

Pages per Visit:  5.27 up 1.37%
Unique page views:  43,711 – up 1.15%

Top Content:

  1. My eLearning History
  2. eLearning Home page
  3. Cart
  4. Psychopharmacology
  5. Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses


Traffic Sources:

  • Search Traffic:  5.87%
    • 769 visits – up 4.2%
  • Referral Traffic:  72.91%
    • 9,548 visits – up 5.0%
  • Direct Traffic: 21.22%
    • 2,779 visits – up .65%

2012 eLearning Center Faculty

Janice Adam, RN-BC
Elaine Alberti, RN, CNS
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Berry Anderson, PhD, RN
Deborah Antai-Otong, MS,APRN, BC, FAAN
Eric Arauz, MA, MLER
Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, APRN-CS
Marco Belluardo-Crosby, PMHNP-CNS, BC
Colleen Blanchfield, MD
Susan Boorin, RN, MSN, PhD (c)
Nicole Brandt, PHarmD, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Teresa Brockie, MSN, RN, PhD (c)
Robin Buccheri, DNSc, MHNP, FAAN
Carolyn Buppert, NP, JD
Julie Butchart, BSN
Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN, AHN-BC, FPMHNP
Sabrina Cito, RN, MSN
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Catherine Coakley, MS, RN, BC
Karen Crump, RN-BC
Bruce Cuthbert, PhD
Marilyn Davies, PhD, RN, MSN
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN
Ronald Diamond, MD
Catherine Dower, JD
Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Jaclyn Engelsher, DNP
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP
Theresa Fay-Hillier, PMHCNS-BC
Ronda Franke, MSN, PNP, CPNP
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Carri-Ann Gibson, MD, DAAPM
Sara Gilbert, RN, CEN, MACP
Jolie Gordon-Browar, MSN, RN-BC, PMH
Pamela Greene, PhD, RN
Mary Gutierrez, PhD
Vanya  Hamrin, RN, MSN, APRN, P/FNP
Lyons Hardy, MSN, CNS, RN
Rebecca Harmon, PhD, RN
Beverly Hatch, RN, BC
Judith Hauck, RN, PMHCNS-BC
David Heffron, NHA
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM
Martha W. Hernandez, APRN, PMHCNS
Jimmie Holland, MD
Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH
David Horvath, PhD, PMHNP
Julia Houfek, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC
Kevin Huckshorn, RN, MSN, CADC, ICRC
Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, LCAS, CARN
Pamela Hyde, JD
Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE
Rosalind Kalb, PhD
David Karcher, RN-BC
Andrea Katz, MSN
Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Bauke Koekkoek, RN, CNS
Stacy Kracher, PMHCNS-BC, APRN-Rx
Brenda Kucirka, PhD(c), RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Kristen Lambert, PhD, MSN, RN
Jerika Lam,PharmD, AAHIVE
Leticia Lantican, PhD, RN
Renee Latimer, APRN-BC, MSN, MPH
Jolene Laurence, RNC
Catherine Lavoie, MSN, APRN
Kathleen Lenaghan, MSN, RN-BC
Sharon Lessard, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC
Pamela Lindsey, DNSc, RN
Katherine Lucatorto, RN, MSN
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Irma Mahone, PhD, RN
Joan Masters, EdD, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Judith McComish, PhD, RN
Joyce McDermott, BSN, RN-BC

Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN, MS
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP-PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
Janet Merritt, RN
Vicki Moceo, RN, MSN, BC, ANCC
Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Heather Muxworthy, DNP(s), PMHNP-BC, LLC
Marvella Muzik, MS, PMHNP, BC
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Madeline Naegle, PhD, CNS, PMH-BC, FAAN
Allyson Neal, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP-BC
Evelyn Norton, RN, DNP, CNL, NEA-BC
Michael O'Connor, RN
Cheryl Odell, MS, NEA-BC
Ukamaka Oruche, MSN, RN-BC
Saundra Overton, BSN, RN, RN-BC
Victoria Palmer-Erbs, PhD, RN, BC
Deborah Phillips, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Tammi Plantan, RN
Yvonne Porterfield, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Posmontier, PhD, CNM
Karen Pounds, PhD, APRN, BC
Michael Presser, PMHCNS-BC
Cynthia Prows, MSN, CNS, FAAN
Theresa Puckett, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Joseph Rasimas, MD, PhD
Ora Robinson, PhD
Wanda Robinson, RN, MS, CNE
Laura Rodgers, PhD, PMHNP, BC
Carol Rogers, PhD, APN
Marian Roman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Sally Roy-Boynton, DBA, MSN, PMHCNS, BC, NEA, BC
Kaileen Runnells, RN, BSN
Amy Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Amy Rust, RN, BSN, BA,
Lita Sabonis, RN
M. Joyce Sasse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Joseph Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PHRN
Deborah Schiavone, RN, CS
Rebecca Schroeder, DNP, PMHNP
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Mary Jo Sobotka, BSN, B-C
Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sharon Stetz, MSN
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC, PMH, CNS
Joan Strenio, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Martha Suarez, RN-BSN, MS
Ann Taylor-Trujillo, EdD, RN
Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP
Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP
Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Sharon Valente, RN, PhD, FAAN
Kristen Vandenberg, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Dawn Vanderhoef, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
Patti Varley, ARNP, MN, CS
Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN
Barbara Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Gina White, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Winokur, RN, MSN, CEN
Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Carlos Zarate, MD





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