March 2016 APNA Member News

Marsha Carlson   Marcia Carlson joins Cheney Psychiatric Associates. Carlson brings over 20 years of experience as a psychiatric-mental health nurse to her new role.
  Carol Essenmacher contributes to guide on the Management of Substance Use Disorder. The guideline, shared through the US Department of Veterans Affairs, provides evidence-based recommendations for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care system.
  Dorothy Jordan contributes to the conversation around children with PTSD. Jordan discusses the use of the trauma resiliency model and more in a feature story for Advance Health Care Network for Nurses.
Bernadette Melnyk Bernadette Melnyk leads study on evidence-based health care. Melnyk's study, published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, found that the use of evidence-based practice among chief nurses and their hospitals is relatively low.
Marlene Nadler-Moodie profiled for her work to destigmatize mental health and lung cancer. Nadler-Moodie talks about her path to becoming a psych nurse, her love of where she lives, and what made her decide to devote her career to the reduction of stigma.
  Cathy Phillips pens opinion piece on the role of nurse practitioners in nursing shortages. Phillips cites the efficacy of nurse practitioners in psych nursing roles.
Mona Shattell

Mona Shattell blogs for the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and contributes to an article in favor of mental health screening during pregnancy. In her blog for the New York Times, Shattell discusses the impact of long-haul trucking on mental health. Her additional blogs for the Huffington Post take a look at healthcare nomenclature and the rise of political interference in reproductive health care. Shattell is also quoted in an article supporting the importance of mental health screening during pregnancy.

Carolyn Wellford Carolyn Wellford profiled by UVA Today. Wellford describes her unconventional path to devoting her career to psych nursing research.
  Amy Whipple named Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campus. Whipple has more than 20 years of clinical and managerial experience in behavioral health and looks forward to the opportunity to serve her community.
Barbara Wolfe Barbara Wolfe named new Dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing. Wolfe will begin her duties in early summer 2016.,112832
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