The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
My family members have long chided me for “having perfect strangers start telling me their personal problems”…while waiting in line at the grocery store or asking for help from a shelf stocker at a big box store or standing at a crosswalk...()
In Your Own Words: Psych Nurses' Stories
This month we hear from someone new to nursing: J.M. has been a psychiatric-mental health nurse for just four months. Entering nursing school, I had my sights set on working in the operating room. I was extremely nervous for my psychiatric-mental health nursing rotation. ( )
Dustin Adams quoted in "Friendship helps in addressing Dementia"; Carol-Ann Cenac honored as 2014-2015 VIP Professional Woman of the Year by NAPW; Noelia Citialin featured in "New study says sleeping late could lead to mental disorders"; Nancy Hanrahan highlighted in "UPenn nursing professor investigates transitional care model for treating seriously mentally ill patients"; Amy Kirsch featured in "SwedishAmerican Center for Mental Health’s use of soothing rooms gains national recognition"; Annette Maruca featured in "Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare for the Incarcerated"; Bernadette Melnyk President of National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities; Sean Murphy featured in "What happened to HIV prevention?"; Elizabeth Varcarolis awarded 3rd Place, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Category and Kathleen Wheeler awarded 2nd Place, Advanced Practice Category, in American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. ( )
Mental Health Parity Updates
The Mental Health Liaison Group (of which APNA is a member) is a coalition of mental health organizations that monitors mental health policy issues and provides periodic updates.
Annual Conference Call for Abstracts: Don't miss the opportunity to share your expertise with 1500+ of your colleagues at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort this October. Deadline: March 9 |
Online CE: , a podcast recording of Andrew Solomon's keynote at last October's Annual Conference, is available for free with the opportunity to earn 0.75 contact hours. Plus, from the conference are now also available in the APNA eLearning Center.
Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Plan to join us this June 11-14 in a BRAND NEW location for three days of continuing education specific to psychopharmacology. Where is this new location? You can .
Council News: Addictions &Tobacco Dependence
“I'm thrilled to be working with Dr. Carol Essenmacher in chairing the newly blended Addictions Council and Tobacco Dependence Council,” says Matt Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, Chair of the APNA Addictions Council. On January 1st the Tobacco Dependence Council integrated with the Addictions Council, now operating as a branch within the Addictions Council. ()