APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program Report

NEW!  The APNA Transitions in Practice Program went live on July 24, 2015.

The APNA Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate program is a newly developed educational offering by APNA to deliver foundational psychiatric mental health (PMH) knowledge that RNs need for transition into mental health practice settings.

Program Objectives

  1. Introduce evidence based strategies for providing safe and effective nursing care for people with psychiatric-mental health disorders.
  2. Provide education that promotes the acquisition of foundational evidence-based knowledge related to psychiatric-mental health nursing through case study analysis and post-test questions.
  3. Provide evidence-based tools and strategies to facilitate nurses developing a person centered plan of care for people with mental health disorders.

As of September 27, 2015:

  • Total number of orders since launch (July 24, 2015): 168
  • Number of participants who have completed the full 15 contact-hour course: 21
  • Total number of overall contact hours earned: 315


ATP Evaluation Data

July 24, 2015 – September 27, 2015

ATP Module Evaluations
  • 89.76% of the Program Forward evaluations are complete and 100% of Overall Post Program evaluations are complete.
Evaluation Key Findings
  • 100% of respondents agree the course content is appropriate to the level of their nursing practice.
  • Respondents agree 100% that the course content has influenced changes in their practice.
  • Provide education that promotes the acquisition of foundational evidence-based knowledge related to psychiatric-mental health nursing through case study analysis and post-test questions.

Response:  100% agree this course objective is achieved.

  • Provide evidence-based tools and strategies to facilitate nurses developing a person centered plan of care for people with mental health disorders.

Response:  95.46% agree this course objective is achieved.
                   4.55% moderately agree this course objective is achieved.

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.