APNA Members' Corner September 2017


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

September 2017

APNA Members' Corner

President's Message
Nurses in Action
Member News
Take a Proactive Approach to Your Practice

APNA Responds to Incident in Utah
Featured Resource
Get Involved

Opioid Crisis Reaches State of Emergency
Resource Roundup
New Members


President's Message: Your Support Network is Here
The past few months have seen many national and international critical events along with a seemingly endless flurry of accompanying news cycles. In the midst of all of this, I want to remind you of something: you have a supportive community right here. (Read more)


Nurses in Action: 2017 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Last issue we announced the nine psychiatric-mental health nurses honored with this year's APNA Annual Awards. Now get to know them: their achievements, their advice to future nurses, and their lightbulb moments (the moment they knew they wanted to be a psych nurse).

Jaclene ZauszniewskiJaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

2017 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN has come a long way from the moment she knew she wanted to be a psychiatric-mental health nurse. (cont'd)

Cheryl PuntilCheryl Puntil, MN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Award for Distinguished Service

Cheryl Puntil's advice for future nurses reflects her team-based approach to service: “Nurses are part of an interprofessional team,” she says. (cont'd)

Tari DilksSattaria "Tari" Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Award for Excellence in Education

"Psychiatric nursing at all levels is more than learning skills, it is learning how to journey with people who often have no voice.”(cont'd)

Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BCRichard Ray
Award for Innovation – Individual

For Richard Ray, psychiatric-mental health nursing is all about hope. (cont'd)

Lora Peppard, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Award for Excellence in Leadership - APRN

“Communities, states, and the nation at large need systems thinkers to streamline models of care and innovatively address complex problems within micro, meso, and macrosystems,” says Lora Peppard. (cont'd)

Marybeth McManus, MPA, BSN, RN-BC
2017 Award for Excellence in Leadership – RN

Marybeth McManus finds a way. As the Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Executive Director of the Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH), she finds a way to reduce restraint usage, staff injuries, and constant observation. (cont'd)

Julie WorleyJulie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
2017 Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN

Through her work with children, adolescents, and young adults with substance use disorders in two settings, Julie Worley has observed the stigma associated with substance use. (cont'd)

Aimee-Lynn SheltryAimee-Lynn Sheltry, BSN, RN-BC
2017 Award for Excellence in Practice - RN

"Aimee-Lynn has a natural ability to care for others and modifies her nursing practice to meet the challenging needs of the patients,” says Michele Moreau, who nominated Aimee-Lynn Sheltry for the APNA Award for Excellence in Practice – RN. (cont'd)


Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
2017 Award for Excellence in Research

During the peak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Jill Bormann volunteered within her community to teach a program of self-empowerment and stress management for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. (cont'd)



Member News
Sean Convoy leads suicide prevention training; Sara Jones conducts research on PTSD in medical first responders; Luc Pelletier receives Yale School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnae/i Award; Christine Tebaldi receives Rochester University School of Nursing 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award; APNA Texas Chapter training on Recovery to Practice featured in Hogg Foundation for Mental Health article. (Learn More)


Take a Proactive Approach to Your Practice
Join nurses like you who are motivated to keep their practice at the highest level this October in Phoenix. Register for the APNA Annual Conference and get ready to learn innovative approaches in interactive sessions while earning CE. (More Info  |  Register now!)

APNA Responds to Incident in Utah
APNA President Kris McLoughlin applauds Ms. Wubbels’ actions and shares APNA’s letter to ANA and the Utah Nurses Association. (Read More)

Featured Resource: Advocacy Tools
Have you ever wanted to speak out about the issues affecting you or your patients? Kathryn E. Brotzge, MSN, APRN, NP – Chair of the APNA Council for Mental Health Advocacy wants you to know that the tools to help you do just that are right at your fingertips. (Learn More)

Opportunities to Get Involved
Join the APNA Administrative Council to make an impact on APNA education and programs by giving voice to the administrative perspective: Administrative Council Call for Volunteers. To help educate your peers on opportunities for mental health advocacy, get involved with the Council for Mental Health Advocacy: Council for Mental Health Advocacy Call for Volunteers.

Opioid Crisis Reaches State of Emergency
The opioid crisis is now officially a state of emergency. Continuing education is available to help ensure that you are up-to-date on evidence-based practices and strategies to support your patients. (View CE)


Resource Roundup

New Members: 828 New Members since July!


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