APNA Members' Corner March 2019


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

March 2019

APNA Members' Corner


President's Message: Continuing Education for Tri-Disciplinary Nurses
At our most recent face to face APNA Board of Directors meeting, Member-at-Large Sara Jones mentioned that as psychiatric-mental health nurses, we are tri-disciplinary. We merge the disciplines of psychiatry and mental health with nursing. We are contextual experts who connect the biological, psychological, and social aspects of health to promote whole health. (Read More)

Nurses in Action: A Quick Tip for Motivational Interviewing
Content expert Carol Essenmacher, DNP, NCTTP, explains the "spirit of motivational interviewing" to build rapport and support patient engagement.  See an example of how Carol embraces the spirit of motivational interviewing.

Member News
Jess Calohan named Director of Frontier Nursing University Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program; Sandy Cayler discusses Iowa’s shortage of psychiatric-mental health professionals; Simone Durand mentors students to increase access to mental health care for children; Kay Foland details South Dakota State University’s new postgraduate certificate in psychiatric-mental health; Gregory Forrester receives scholarship from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Chelsea Landolin discusses UCSF’s Dyad project which seeks to address the shortage of providers and increase interprofessional education (IPE); Laura Lawson Webb named VP and CNO of Sheppard Pratt Health System; Mona Shattell to serve as inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Learn More

Register Now for the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Invigorate your practice with 21 CE pharmacology contact hours at the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. Each day, get the science you need with a program planned for nurses, by nurses while you recharge with your psychiatric-mental health nursing community. New Location! Join your community in Louisville, Kentucky on June 6-9. Register Now and Save $76

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses to Impact Future Health Care Landscape
How to position the psychiatric-mental health workforce for the future – this was the question representatives from APNA councils, chapters and task forces were asked to consider as they came together with APNA leadership at the 2019 APNA Health Policy Summit and Strategic Discussion on Workforce, February 20-21, 2019, in Falls Church, VA. (Read More)

Offer Nursing Students a Career Pathway with the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Help shape the future of psychiatric-mental health nursing with the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship! Apply yourself or encourage students to apply by April 8. Up to 30 undergraduate/pre-licensure students and graduate students will receive 1 year of complimentary APNA membership, registration, travel, and lodging expenses to the APNA 33rd Annual Conference in New Orleans, and invaluable foundational exposure to nursing experts across the spectrum of care. (Learn More and Apply)

Featured Resource: Nursing History Videos
Did you know that you can access videos now of psychiatric-mental health nursing icons like Hildegard Peplau and Grayce Sills on the APNA website? Connect with the history of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a collection of videos from the APNA Foundation. (View)

Resource Roundup

  • APNA Advocacy: Letter to CMS expressing concern over the proposed changes to the proposed rule, Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses (CMS-4180-P); Letter to Chairman Alexander in response to request to address affordability in the U.S. Health Care system
  • Medication Updates: FDA approves Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression
  • Mental Health Parity Resources: See how Medicaid helps low income individuals with access to care in your state with a guide from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

New Members: 611 New Members since January!


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