Top Member Bridge Threads of 2019
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:
- Just took ANCC's PMHRN Field Test--10 tips!: After taking the newly revised Psychiatric-Mental Health Certification Exam, one member came to APNA Member Bridge to share some insight and suggest study tips for prospective test takers.
Featured post: "Reminders about how to study, think quickly about the application of knowledge, and focus on understanding concepts is invaluable."
- Annual Conference: When registration for the APNA 33rd Annual Conference opened, a number of first-time conference attendees shared their backgrounds and coordinated a meet up in New Orleans.
Featured post: "I am just finishing up my first year as a psychiatric nurse and will be attending the Annual Conference for the first time. This is a second career for me so the educational and networking opportunities are invaluable. Looking forward to meeting everyone and exchanging ideas. Of course, seeing a bit of NOLA as well."
- Looking for Staff Education Networking: In response to an inquiry about successful strategies for staff education and networking opportunities, participants discussed important tools for addressing the educational needs of nursing staff.
Featured post: I am the Psychiatric Nurse Educator at our facility. I tend to use a combination of online education, live education, blended (online & live) and skill fair/drop in day demos. In the nursing education world, the big things it seems to me are 'micro learning' – small videos 5 min or less explaining or demonstrating topics, equipment or procedure."