May 2017 Members' Corner


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

May 2017

APNA Members' Corner

President's Message
APNA Nurses in Action: Linda Beeber, Edge Runner Award Recipient
Member News
Save on Liability Insurance with the APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
2017 APNA Elections Open

Mental Health Month
PCSS-MAT Waiver Training
Featured Resource: The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
Resource Roundup
New Members

President's Message: Self Care for Nurses Week
How often do you take time for yourself? We nurses often forget to care for ourselves with the same dedication as we care for others. Earlier this month we celebrated Nurses Week. Nurses Week (which falls squarely within Mental Health Month), presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on our own mental health. (Read more)


APNA Nurses in Action: Linda Beeber recognized with AAN Edge Runner Award
Psychiatric-mental health nurses defy categorization. They work on the edge where mind, body, and spirit meet. Linda Beeber exemplifies this in her research, which recently merited her an American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Edge Runner Award. (Learn more about Linda's work.)


Member News
Linda Beeber Designated American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner; Bernadette Melnyk receives AONE 2017 Nurse Researcher Award; Joshua Hamilton, Ursula Kelly, and Laura Leahy to be inducted to 2017 AANP Fellowship. (Learn More)


Save on Liability Insurance with CPI
Attend 6 hours of approved APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) sessions (either in person or online) to be eligible for a 10% non-cumulative credit to your base professional liability premium through NSO and HPSO. 12 CPI sessions have been approved and registration includes both in-person and online access to the sessions. Pre-registration closes June 2 - get registered today! (More Info  |  Register now!)


2017 APNA Elections
Make your voice heard by voting in the 2017 APNA Elections! Browse the Online Election Guide to get to know each candidate and the positions, then vote online. (Vote Now!)


Whole Health Begins with Mental Health – Let it Begin with You
Remember to take care of your own mental health! In honor of Mental Health Month, APNA released two free CNE sessions focusing on self-care and resilience (in addition to the four free monthly sessions available to members). Additionally, APNA members from across the country contributed to a self care tip sheet for nurses, which is now available to all. (Mental Health Month resources)


Free MAT Waiver Training Now Available
24 hours of continuing nursing education on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders is now available to you for free! Jointly provided by APNA and the Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT), this training enables APRNs with prescriptive authority to meet the education requirement for obtaining a MAT waiver under CARA 2016. (Learn more about waiver training.)


Featured Resource: The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
Chair of the APNA Addictions Council Matt Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC spoke with us to highlight "The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction", Chapter 2 of the recent Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. "[It] is essential reading for all nurses at all levels," he says. Matt gave us a quick summary of the chapter here: Neurobiology of Substance Use at a Glance


Resource Roundup

  • Recovery Resources: SAMHSA Educational Opportunities: Integrated Practice: Recovery-oriented approaches to screening, intake and monitoring and Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals With Co-occurring Disorders
  • APRN Resources: National Council Medical Director Institute white paper: The Psychiatric Shortage
  • RN Resources: National Council Medical Director Institute white paper: The Psychiatric Shortage
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources: Management of Chronic Pain: A Core Curriculum for Primary Care Providers now available; Comparison of Physical Health Conditions among Adolescents Aged 12 to 17 with and without Major Depressive Episode
  • Organizational Responses: New letter to the Joint Commission in support of proposed revisions to the National Patient Safety Goal Related to Suicide for hospitals
  • Recovery Council: Call for video submissions sharing stories of recovery
  • Free CE: Webinar: Managing the Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Medication Updates: FDA approves Ingrezza, the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia
  • APNA Advocacy: New letter from Nursing Community in support of Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act and the National Institute of Nursing Research; New letter from Nursing Community in support of HRSA's Nursing Workforce Development programs
  • Tobacco Dependence/Smoking Cessation Resources: American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation's Tobacco Atlas

New Members: 610 New Members since March!


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