March 2018 Member News
Edward Herzog discusses school threats. Herzog, whose work focuses on crisis intervention, discusses the theories behind "copycat" threats. http://www.record-courier.com/news/20180223/school-threats-no-joking-matter
Teena McGuinness and George Peraza-Smith to be made Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. McGuinness and Peraza-Smith will be inducted into the FAANP this coming June. https://www.aanp.org/press-room/press-releases/173-press-room/2018-press-releases/2189-aanp-to-induct-64-new-fellows-during-the-aanp-2018-national-conference-in-june
Patti Nelson calls for Medicaid expansion in response to the opioid epidemic. Expanding Medicaid, Nelson argues, will better equip psychiatric-mental health nurses and other individuals to address substance use disorders. https://bluevirginia.us/2018/02/psychiatric-nurse-on-the-front-lines-of-the-battle-against-opioid-addiction-expand-medicaid-now
Andrew Penn blogs about the importance of self care through personal psychotherapy. Penn encourages psychiatric-mental health nurses and other mental health care providers to ensure their own wellness through personal psychotherapy. https://www.psychcongress.com/blog/you-can-only-take-patients-far-youve-gone-yourself
Shirley Smoyak nominated for Beacon of Light Award. The award, presented by the Institute for Nursing, recognizes nurses and community members who represent a passion for nursing. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/new-brunswick/articles/two-rutgers-university-nurse-educators-nominated
Linda Stanley discusses her experience as a nurse at the Janet Rodgers Lectureship. Stanley was a panelist at the event and discussed her life as a trauma nurse in the military. http://www.sandiego.edu/news/detail.php?_focus=66439
Edilma Yearwood, Cynthia Handrup named Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice Board Members. Yearwood and Handrup are now serving as Secretary and President-Elect, respectively, on the Global Alliance’s Board. Yearwood brings her 35 years of experience as a certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing to her new role. Handrup, a board certified advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse, previously served on the Board in a different role and is now returning as President-Elect.