November 2017 Member News


Mary Ann Boyd

Mary Ann Boyd named finalist for March of Dimes' Nurse of the Year Award. Boyd is a finalist in the behavioral health category for her work in geropsychiatric nursing.

Ginette Ferszt

Ginette Ferszt inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Ferszt earned this distinction for her innovative work with the health needs of incarcerated women.

Angela Goodson

Angela Goodson profiled by the Oakland Press. Goodson, an APNA Board of Directors Student Scholar, discusses her academic goals and interests.

Michelle Heyland

Michelle Heyland pens op ed on mental illness after violent events. Heyland emphasizes the need to avoid scapegoating mental illness in the wake of tragedies.


Wanda Lancaster discusses the newly established ECU PMHNP Program. In her role as the director of the program, Lancaster was instrumental in the implementation of the program.


Bernadette Melnyk

Bernadette Melnyk awarded NIH grant for interventions for pregnant minority women; publishes study linking depression in nurses to medical errors. Melnyk will use the grant to test the efficacy of cognitive behavioral skills building prenatal care as an intervention for pregnant minority women experiencing emotional distress. She also published a study that found nurses with depression are more likely to make medical errors.

Lora Peppard

Lora Peppard profiled by George Mason University. Peppard discusses her work with a grant from SAMHSA to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) at clinics around Virginia.

Kimberly Williams and Andrea Warner Stidham

Andrea Warner Stidham and Kimberly Williams awarded $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant, awarded to the Kent State University College of Nursing, will be used to expand behavioral health care in rural, underserved areas.

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