VI. APNA 28th Annual Conference

JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

October 22 – 25, 2014
Building Connections:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Perspectives

Conference Registration - $495 member early bird rate

Attendance: 1274 as of 10/7/14

Headquarter Hotel – JW Marriott Indianapolis

  • Room rate - $179 per night single/double/triple/quad

Monday/Tuesday: ANCC Certification Review Courses – PMH RN & PMH NP
2 Lunch symposia: Wednesday & Thursday
4 Product Theaters
Night at the Museum Event (Friday night event at the Indiana State Museum)

Conference Program: up to 28.5 contact hours onsite and 100 + contact hours online

  • Posters: Open access Thursday & Friday in conference foyer areas
  • Pre-conferences: 26 sessions
  • Concurrent sessions: 64
  • Mini concurrent sessions: 32
  • Interactive Panels: 10
  • Posters: 112

Conference Plus

  • Pre-conference sessions
    • Research Council – 4 session science symposium
    • Suicide assessment – 6 hour course for APRNs
  • DSM5 Course – 8.5 hours (Wed – Sat)

Keynote Speakers

Andrew Solomon – Mental health activist, philanthropist and award-winning author: Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Angela Barron McBride PhD, RN – Author, Distinguished Professor-University Dean Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing: Building Leadership Connections at Each Career Stage

Overall Conference Objectives:

By the end of this continuing education activity the learner will be better able to:

  1. Identify opportunities for building knowledge connections in administration, education, practice, research, and policy.
  2. Develop communication strategies for articulating the impact of psychiatric-mental health nurses with patients, families, colleagues, and communities.
  3. Engage in the integration of psychiatric-mental health nursing strategies to promote relationships and transform our healthcare environment.

New this year or encore performance:

  • Mentor Match Live!
  • Online Evaluations & CE certificates with more evaluation stations
  • Psychopharmacology throughout the conference
  • Conference App
  • Mobile access to conference information/conference updates
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