APNA Virginia Chapter Conference 2017

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2017 APNA Virginia Chapter Conference

APNA Virginia Chapter Conference

Suicide and Substance Use: Key Evidence and Strategies for Managing the Top Two Risks in Healthcare
August 11, 2017
Shenandoah University
Harry F. Byrd, Jr., School of Business
Halpin-Harrison Hall
Winchester, VA

Earn up to 6.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours

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  1. Understand the current science of brain biology related to addictive behaviors.
  2. Understand how addictive behaviors can lead to self-destructive behavior.
  3. Explore current assessments and interventions used by nurses in their practice.
  4. Discuss the value of integrated care practice models for the management of suicide & substance use services.


Keynote Speakers:
Karen Vergano, RN, MS, PMHCNS
Diamond Health

Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC
Master Clinician in Psychopharmacology; Founder, APNSolutions, LLC

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  Early Bird (before June 20) Regular (after June 20)
APNA Members $45 $55
Non-Members $55 $65
Students* $25 $25

*Students will be required to show current course registration.



Parking is allowed in the parking area around the School of Business, the lot around the Armory, and in front of Ohrstom-Bryant Theatre. Parking in the parking garage at Halpin- Harrison Hall (School of Business) is prohibited. 


Cancellation Policy

Please submit requests to chaptersupport@apna.org for approval from chapter. Requests must be received by July 28, 2017. Upon approval, a refund minus a $25 processing fee will be completed. Please note that students are not eligible for a refund.


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