The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

November 2019

APNA Members' Corner


President's Message: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health
Hi y’all! It is with gratitude and excitement that I introduce myself to you as your new APNA President. I hail from Louisiana and am a longtime professor and co-coordinator of graduate programs at McNeese State University. Mental health nursing has been my passion since I started in this field as a mental health technician in 1975 and I am thrilled to be able to spend time with all of you who share this passion. (Read More)

Nurses in Action: Discussing the Issues
Over the past year, psychiatric-mental health nurses from all areas of practice convened on APNA Member Bridge to engage with their community, ask for advice, and participate in lively discussions. Check out the top 3 discussions from 2019 to see what's on the minds of PMH nurses. View Now

Member News
Angela Amar discusses the addition of psychiatric and emergency room specialization at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas; Ben Evans explains the role of the nurse psychotherapist to DailyNurse; Susan Fogger serves as principal investigator for a $1.13 million grant to address the opioid epidemic; Michelle Giddings receives proclamation from the Mayor of Las Vegas; Pam Greene shares best practices for screening and assessing suicide risk; Kosuke Niitsu profiled by University of Washington Bothell; Andrew Penn publishes article on the communal nature of grief; Jeffrey Ramirez inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Judith Rice presents on access to care for homeless individuals with opioid use disorders; Kathleen Schachman helps secure federal grant to provide care for individuals with opioid use disorders, gives presentation on the opioid epidemic in rural Michigan; Stephanie Wynn details new residency program at Samford University. Learn More

Takeaways and Togetherness: APNA 33rd Annual Conference Recap
More than 2200 psychiatric-mental health nurses came together in New Orleans, Louisiana last month for the APNA 33rd Annual Conference. Over the course of 4 days, this community experienced learning, camaraderie, and collaboration. See some of the highlights now.

Register Now for CPI West
Come to San Diego, California on March 14-15 for a weekend of psychopharmacology and connection with your psychiatric-mental health nursing community! Planned for nurses, by nurses, the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West offers up to 10 contact hours in pharmacology. Register now and save $50!

Featured Resource: Talking Change with Motivational Interviewing
Content expert Carol Essenmacher, DNP, NCTTP details a way to encourage individuals to make a change using motivational interviewing. See the tip here.

Free CE for Thanksgiving
As an expression of thanks for all the work psychiatric-mental health nurses do, please enjoy the following session free for everyone through the end of the year:

Trusted Mental Health Agents of Change Require the Practice of Loving-Kindness to Self and Others
1.0 Contact Hours
In this session, learn how to implement Caring Science (CS) micro-practices to reduce stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.

Coming Soon: 2020 Call for Abstracts
Start planning for next year: mark your calendars for the Call for Abstracts! The Call will open in January 2020 with a deadline of March 2nd. The theme is Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health. Click here to see the details from last year's Call for Abstracts.


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