Member News March 2020



Susan Brown and May Linn Nara present on adverse childhood experiences. Brown and Nara discussed the impact of adverse childhood experiences on PTSD.


Linda Grabbe details the Community Resilience Model as it applies to homeless youth in the Atlanta area. Grabbe is combining the Community Resilience Model with Dialectical Behavior Therapy to promote resilience among both her local community and her fellow nurses.

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson to co-direct UCSF’s new online training for PMHNPs. The program will begin this fall and aims to train 300 new PMHNPs by 2025.

Andrew Penn

Andrew Penn writes blog addressing mental health and the coronavirus. Penn encourages a focus on reason and mental health during the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.


Leslie Robbins appointed Dean of University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing. Robbins brings 40 years of experience as a nurse administrator and educator to the role.

Rosemary Smentkowski


Rosemary Smentkowski helps pioneer pharmacology course for nurses. The course is designed to address knowledge gaps and training challenges for nurses providing care to individuals impacted by opioid use disorders.

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