August 2014 Member News

Ellen Blair highlighted in West Hartford News for APNA Annual Award
Ellen Blair, APRN, NEA-BC, director of nursing for Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living, is the recipient of the 2014 APNA Annual Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN.
  Jessica Estes interviewed for USA Today article
The USA Today article, "Nurse practitioners fight for more independence", was posted on August 19th. Jessica Estes, APRN-NP is in private practice at Estes Behavioral Health, LLC.
Josh Hamilton subject of CBS Las Vegas Article
"Las Vegas Nurse Guides Others Into Pursuing A Degree In Health Care" was posted on CBS Las Vegas on August 18th. Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE is the interim associate dean, associate professor and lead facility member of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Roseman University.
Paper by Nancy Hanrahan published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
The article, "Lessons Learned from Implementing a Pilot RCT of Transitional Care Model for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness", was published in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.
Jane Mahoney recipient of the Texas Medical Center Richard E. Wainerdi Nurse Leader Award
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is the director of Nursing Practice & Research at Menninger and is the first person to receive this award. Dr. Wainerdi, for whom the award is named, is the past CEO of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.
Bernadette Melnyk appointed to the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Behavioral Health Standing Committee
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN is Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Mary Ann Nihart featured in San Francisco Examiner article
The article, "Pacifica conference highlights services for mental health emergencies", was posted on the San Francisco Examiner on August 8th. Mary Ann Nihart, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC is Chief Nurse, Mental Health and Critical Care Services of the San Francisco Veteran's Administration and Mayor of Pacifica.
John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC interviewed by the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC's insights on the importance of community partnerships, innovations, and the exciting future of behavioral health and mental health care were published in the journal's August 2014 online article.
Daryl Sharp featured in University of Rochester Medical Center News
The June 30th article announces Sharp's induction as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Daryl Sharp, PhD, NPP, PMH CNS-BC is a Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of Care Management for the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Accountable Health Partners.
Ursula Kelly,  Karan Kverno, Jeanine Loucks quoted in 2-part piece
The series, Treating the Mind, was published on on August 18th and 19th. Part1:  Part 2:
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