APNA News
The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
 
President's Message: Meet President Susie Adams
Psych Nurse Stories: Linda Oakley, PhD, RN
Annual Conference: Pictures, Articles, Evaluations
Member News: Nurses in the News!
SAMHSA Voice Awards: Changing Perceptions
Joining Forces: Wellness Week Webinar
NP Week: Recognizing NPs
Resource Roundup: New & Online
Discounts for Members: CP AACP Psychiatry Update
New Members: 581 new members since August!


President's Message: Meet President Susie Adams
It is with a great excitement that I begin my term as President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. With each passing year I watch the energy, talent, and passion of psychiatric mental health nurses across the country... (Cont'd)


In Your Own Words: Psych Nurses' Stories
This month, Linda Oakley, PhD, RN shares her story: I became interested in psychiatric nursing without knowing it. When I was little, I was what the elders called an old child. (Cont'd)
 

Annual Conference: Pictures, Articles, Evaluations

Pictures from the conference are now up: view, like, comment, and tag yourselves here! Then, check out articles about Annual Conference presentations here. *Attendees - remember to log-in to the evaluations site by Monday, November 24th to complete your evaluations and receive your CE Certificates.*
 

Member News: Nurses in the News
Jennifer Barut highlighted in Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter; Lora Beebe featured in Knoxville News article, "UT program addresses psych nurse gap"; Michelle Giddings featured in Las Vegas Review Journal article, "Mental health workers a much-needed field in Nevada"; Mary Moller featured in Psychiatric Times Q&A on Schizophrenia and Post-Psychotic Adjustment;  Kosuke Niitsu highlighted in University of Nebraska Medical Center Newsletter; "Patient centered care and engagement: Nurse leaders’ imperative for health reform", co-authored by Luc Pelletier, published in Journal of Nursing Administration; Lynnda Zibell Milsap selected as a member of the  ANA Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility; Joanne Matthew and R. John Repique Participated in Update of ANA Position Statement on Nurse Fatigue. (Learn More)


SAMHSA Voice Awards: Changing Perceptions
Hear from Babette Wieland, who says that attending the SAMHSA Voice Awards on behalf of APNA was "both humbling and uplifting." (Cont'd)
 
 
Joining Forces:  Helping Military Services Members, Veterans and Those Who Support Them in Transition
A recording of the Joining Forces Wellness Week webinar presented by APNA members Sean Convoy, Nancy Hanrahan, and CDR Jean Fisak is now online: Helping Military Services Members, Veterans and Those Who Support Them in Transition. APNA was proud to sponsor the webinar, along with the American Nurses Association and the American Nursing Foundation.
 

National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 9th-15th we celebrated National Nurse Practitioners Week. This annual celebration honors all NPs and reminds lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.
 

Resource Roundup: New Resources in the APNA Resource Center
  • Member Discounts: APNA Members are eligible to receive a $200 discount on registration to the 2014 Current Psychiatry & American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists Psychiatry Update, which will be held December 11-13, 2014 is Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • APNA Advocacy: Letter to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees on FY 2015 appropriations; Comments on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Models & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2015; Nursing Community letters in support of the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act; Nursing Community Response for Proposed Rule - Medicare Program Physician Fee Schedule


 

 

 

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