November 2014 Member News

Jennifer Barut Jennifer Barut highlighted in Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter
Barut, who is an APNA Board of Directors Scholar, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Nursing Science at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Lora Beebe Lora Beebe featured in Knoxville News article, "UT program addresses psych nurse gap"
Beebe is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Tennessee College of Nursing.
Michelle Giddings Michelle Giddings featured in Las Vegas Review Journal article, "Mental health workers a much-needed field in Nevada"
Giddings is a University of Nevada Las Vegas nursing professor and advanced practice nurse with an emphasis in psychiatry.
Mary Moller
Mary Moller featured in Psychiatric Times Q&A on Schizophrenia and Post-Psychotic Adjustment
Moller is an Associate Professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where she is Director of the Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing (PMH) Program and developing a PMH-Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Kosuke Niitsu Kosuke Niitsu highlighted in University of Nebraska Medical Center Newsletter
Niitsu, whose poster presentation won first place in the student category at the APNA Annual Conference, is a PhD student in the University of Nebraska's School of Nursing.
Luc Pelletier "Patient centered care and engagement: Nurse leaders’ imperative for health reform", co-authored by Luc Pelletier, published in Journal of Nursing Administration
This is third in a series of articles written by American Academy of Nursing Quality Health Care Expert Panel members. The first two included: Pelletier, L. R., & Stichler, J. F. (2013). Action Brief: Patient engagement & activation: A health reform imperative and improvement opportunity for nursing. Nursing Outlook, 61(1), 51-54. ; and Pelletier, L.R., & Stichler, J.F (2014). Ensuring patient and family engagement: A professional nurse’s toolkit. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 29(2), 115-123.
Lynnda Zibell Milsap selected as a member of the  ANA Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility
Zibell Milsap is a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychiatric Liaison at UW Health.The Professional Issues Panel will develop a position statement on workplace violence and incivility and detailed guidance for registered nurses and employers.
Joanne MatthewJohn Repique
Joanne Matthew and R. John Repique Participated in Update of ANA Position Statement on Nurse Fatigue
In 2014, the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Professional Issues Panel on Nurse Fatigue steering committee and advisory panel led the effort to update ANA’s position statement on nurse fatigue titled “Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health: Joint Responsibilities of Registered Nurses and Employers to Reduce Risks.” APNA members, R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC and Joanne Matthew, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC served on the 15-member steering committee. The updated ANA position statement was published on November 19, 2014: Work-Environment/Work-Environment/NurseFatigue
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