December 2012 Member News

Park S. Balevre, RN-BC, MSN recipient of Florida's 2012 Excellence in Nursing Award - Education & Mentorship
Park Balevre, an Assistant Professor at the Chamberlain College of Nursing, was awarded the Education and Mentorship Florida 2012 Excellence in Nursing Award by (
(Photo by Portrait Innovations)
Martin Bosch, RN recognized for his APNA Award for Excellence in Practice
Marty Bosch was featured in a local newspaper article for his APNA award and his excellence and dedication as a psychiatric-mental health nurse. (
Susanne Fogger, DNP, PMHNP-BC featured in article about curbing stress
Susanne Fogger, professor of nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and psychiatric nurse practitioner, was featured in the October 17th Newswise article, Five tips for multitasking women to curb stress. (
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN, PMHCNS appointed as Chair of the Expert Reference Group for the Mental Health Node of JBI Connect
The Mental Health node of JBI COnNECT is a unique mental health-specific web based facility that provides online resources and tools to mental health clinicians, patients and their families to utilise evidence-based information in clinical decision making processes.
Peggy S. Karrh, RN, MSN recipient of Florida's 2012 Excellence in Nursing Award - Patient & Staff Management
Peggy Karrh, Director of emergency services, psych admissions, CV cath lab at West Palm Hospital, recieved the Floriday 2012 Patient and Staff Mangement Excellence in Nursing Award by (
(Photo by Rolando Rodriguez)
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC named Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program Scholar
The Jonas Nursing Scholars Program for Veterans Health aims to support veterans' health needs by supporting nursing candidates whose research focuses on this population. Each scholar will receive $10,000 from the Jonas Center. (
Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN featured in article about University of Alabama's School of Nursing
Teena McGuiness, professor of nursing and interim assistant dean for graduate clinical programs, spoke about the University of Alabama School of Nursing's PMH nursing program and the $1.1M grant it received from HHS to grow the mental health workforce. (
Interview with Allisyn Pletch, MS, RN, NCIII posted on the American Nurse Project website
Allisyn Pletch, MS, RN, NCIII  - A History of Eating Disorders:
Op-Ed by Mona Shattell, PhD, RN featured on
The editorial, When the Most Trusted Profession Falls Prey, by Mona Shattell was posted on the Huffington Post's site December 12th. The piece is in reference to the recent nurse suicide in Great Britian. (

Robbi Alexander, RN; Arlen Cooper, BSN, MSN, BC;  Ana Duarte, MS, CRNP, PMH; Helen Farrar, MS, RN, BC; Karen Jennings, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC; Amanda Schuh, MS, RN; Basirah TaHa,RN; Kathleen Webster, RN, MSN, PMHNP, CNSMH named Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholars (2012-2014)
The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program aims to support the educational development of new nursing faculty and stimulate models for joint faculty appointments between schools of nursing and clinical affiliates. (

Lyndsay Hill-Curran, APRN,PMHCNS-BC recognized by Indianapolis Colts Angels Anthem Program
Lyndsay L. Hill-Curran, an associate professor at Indiana University School of Nursing, was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, December 9, 2012, for her outstanding contributions to the community. (


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.