APNA Members' Corner July 2019


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

July 2019

APNA Members' Corner


President's Message: Let the Good Times Roll!
Laissez les bon temps rouler! What could be better than 4 days in New Orleans with our amazing psychiatric-mental health nursing community? We will be gaining new ideas in ses­sions that speak directly to our expertise and kicking back with our people at the Mardi Gras Re­ception as the good times roll at the APNA 33rd Annual Conference. I wanted to make sure you knew about some things I’m most ex­cited about as you plan your trip to NOLA. (Read More)

Nurses in Action: APNA Annual Conference Presenter Brandy Mechling
Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC is the primary presenter of Piloting the Children's Program Kit: Supportive Education for Children of Addicted Parents: Addressing the Needs of and Promoting Resiliency for Youth Experiencing a Parent with Opioid Use Disorder to be presented at the APNA 33rd Annual Conference. We spoke with Brandy about her research, the importance of intervening on behalf of children with a parent with opioid use disorder, and more. (Read More)

Member News
Jennifer Amis explains the importance of telehealth and access to mental health care; Sean Convoy discusses new partnership between Duke University School of Nursing and the Cohen Veterans Network; Holly Covington honored as a Colorado Health Care Star; Dallas Ducar profiled by the University of Virginia; Joshua Hamilton featured on RMUpload Podcast; Kris McLoughlin receives Distinguished Alumni award from Yale University; Bernadette Melnyk elected president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities; Kathleen Schachman introduces Saginaw Valley State University’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Learn More

2019 Elections Results
The ballots have been counted: announcing the results of the APNA elections! Please welcome the newest members of the APNA Board of Directors and 2020 Nominating Committee. Click here to see the newly elected members

Register Now for the APNA 33rd Annual Conference
Registration is open for the premiere event in psychiatric nursing! Join your nursing community in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 2-5 to connect with your passion for the profession. Earn up to 123+ continuing education contact hours from cutting edge content. Register now!

The Next Generation of Nurse Researchers
Announcing the emerging psychiatric-mental health nurse researchers who received APNA Research Grant! Three nurse researchers will use the grant to fund their research and evidence-based projects. See the Grant Recipients.

Featured Resource: Tips for New Nurses
We asked APNA members what they wanted new nurses to know about psychiatric-mental health nursing. See what they said in a new tip sheet.

New Members: 678 New Members since May!


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