January 2020 Member News


Genevieve Chandler

Genevieve Chandler publishes research on building resilience in college athletes. Chandler's work centered on promoting mental wellness, decision-making, and emotional awareness in college athletes through a resilience-building workshop. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/uoma-ttb121119.php

Karen Foli

Karen Foli receives American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. The award was given in recognition of Foli's book The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing. https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q1/appointments,-honors-and-activities1.html


Wanda France and Rachael Hovermale honored with UPCEA South Region Program of Excellence Award. France and Hovermale were developers of Eastern Kentucky University's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, for which they earned the honor. https://www.thetimestribune.com/news/local_news/eku-online-nurse-practitioner-program-wins-upcea-excellence-award/article_30d525a0-9ab3-51e4-9fc8-92bc7537c691.html

Pam Greene

Pam Greene offers messages to share with individuals struggling with mental health issues during the holidays. Greene recommends ways to connect with patients to ensure they maintain mental wellness during the holidays. https://www.florence-health.com/latest-news/7-inspiring-messages-to-share-with-patients-struggling-during-the-holiday-season/


Adrian Mesa pioneers program to support mental health of homeless individuals. The program connects nurse practitioners with homeless individuals to address health concerns and promote wellness in an underserved community. https://news.miami.edu/stories/2019/12/health-and-hope-for-miamis-homeless.html

Janette O'ConnorTanya Sorrell

Michael Valenti

APNA Board of Directors name Janette O’Connor chair, appoint Tanya Sorrell and Michael Valenti to the 2020 APNA Nominating Committee. O’Connor, Sorrell, and Valenti are joined on the committee by Rebecca Luebbert (elected), Brittany Yates (elected), and Gail Stern (ex officio).

Andrew Penn

Andrew Penn writes articles on procedural psychiatry; Walmart’s proposed plans to increase access to mental health. In one, Penn explores the future of procedure psychiatry; in the other, Penn describes the pros and cons of Walmart's plan to offer mental health clinics in their stores. https://www.psychcongress.com/article/brave-new-world-procedural-psychiatry  |  https://www.psychcongress.com/article/mental-health-care-walmart-increasing-access-or-shortchanging-profession


Victoria Soltis-Jarrett helps secure grant to increase access to mental health care in rural North Carolina. Soltis-Jarrett hopes to welcome new psychiatric-mental health nurses to help address mental health needs in the community. https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-12-10/mental-health/nurse-practitioners-filling-gap-in-access-to-rural-mental-health-care/a68560-1

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