President's Message: March 2019
Continuing Education for Tri-Disciplinary Nurses
Gail Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
At our most recent face to face APNA Board of Directors meeting, Member-at-Large Sara Jones mentioned that as psychiatric-mental health nurses, we are tri-disciplinary. We merge the disciplines of psychiatry and mental health with nursing. We are contextual experts who connect the biological, psychological, and social aspects of health to promote whole health.
Continuing education that blends these knowledge-bases is a must when you’re looking to stay current and promote whole health. If you’re heading to Louisville, Kentucky this June 6-9, you will find just that! In the midst of a charming town packed with innovative southern cuisine, trendy boutiques, and of course bourbon, APNA will be hosting the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. Planned for Nurses, by Nurses, the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute blends scientific updates in pharmacology and neurobiology with nursing interventions and psycho-social-biological approaches. This year’s program is superb, provides 21 pharmacology contact hours, and addresses a variety of populations and associated complex clinical issues.
A pro-tip for you: register as soon as you can to make sure that you take advantage of both the early bird registration rates and the discounted hotel room rates at the Omni Louisville. I attended a nursing leadership conference at the Omni several months ago and found the setting beautiful and conducive to learning and having fun with my fellow nurses.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in Louisville!