APNA Members' Corner November 2017


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

November 2017

APNA Members' Corner

President's Message
Nurses in Action
Member News
APNA Bylaws Vote 2018
The Power of Mentorship
CPI West Registration
Key Takeaways from the APNA 31st Annual Conference

Featured Resource
Resource Roundup
New Members


President's Message: My Theme: What it is, What it Means, How it Applies to You
What is health equity? Simply, it’s the opportunity for all groups of people to be as healthy as possible. It follows, then, that for us a nation to achieve health equity, we must ensure that all groups receive equal access to care that enables them to lead full and healthy lives. (See Linda Beeber's theme for her term as President)

Nurses in Action: Jacqueline Gunning, MSN, RN, Inspires Behavioral Health Nursing Award
This year, Jacqueline "Jackie" Gunning, MSN, RN, retired after more than a decade as a psychiatric-mental health nurse leader at Baptist Health. Her passion for the delivery of compassionate care to individuals with mental health concerns helped pave the way to the development and expansion of a 34-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville in 2008. (Read More)

Member News
Mary Ann Boyd named finalist for March of Dimes' Nurse of the Year Award; Ginette Ferszt inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; Angela Goodson profiled by the Oakland Press; Michelle Heyland pens op ed on mental illness after violent events; Wanda Lancaster discusses the newly established ECU PMHNP Program; Bernadette Melnyk awarded NIH grant for interventions for pregnant minority women, publishes study linking depression in nurses to medical errors; Lora Peppard profiled by George Mason University; Andrea Warner Stidham and Kimberly Williams awarded $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Learn More)

Your Bylaws, Your Vote
The APNA Board of Directors heard your requests for more opportunities for member involvement at the national level and more support for APNA Chapters. They are therefore proposing a few amendments to the APNA bylaws and they need your vote!. Get more information about the amendments and cast your vote here.

The Power of Mentorship: How One Nurse Found Her Answer with APNA Mentor Match
After practicing mental health nursing for a decade or more Jenna Andersen, RN, found herself at a decision point. Was she ready to take on the challenge of additional schooling to become an NP? (Read More)

CPI West: Register Now!
Save 20% when you register by February 20th for the newest expansion of the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, CPI West! Get away to sunny San Diego March 17-18 for two days of psychopharmacology continuing education planned for nurses, by nurses alongside enriching interactions with psychiatric-mental health nurses. Register now!

Inspiration and Insight: APNA 31st Annual Conference Recap
More than 1700 psychiatric-mental health nurses came to Phoenix, Arizona last month for the APNA 31st Annual Conference. After 4 days of learning, collaboration, and invaluable face-to-face time with nurses from around the world, these were the highlights and takeaways: Read More

Featured Resource: New Animated Webinar on Resilience
In the aftermath of traumatic experiences, 75% of individuals will develop resilience while approximately 25% develop PTSD and other negative effects. While providing care to individuals who have experienced trauma, interventions that help build resilience can promote positive outcomes. Practical Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-span Perspective, a free animated webinar, explores the physical and neurobiological impact of traumatic events. (Learn More)

Resource Roundup

New Members: 480 New Members since September!


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