The Psychiatric Nursing Voice
APNA Members' Corner
President's Message: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health
Hi y’all! It is with gratitude and excitement that I introduce myself to you as your new APNA President. I hail from Louisiana and am a longtime professor and co-coordinator of graduate programs at McNeese State University. Mental health nursing has been my passion since I started in this field as a mental health technician in 1975 and I am thrilled to be able to spend time with all of you who share this passion. (Read More)
Nurses in Action: Discussing the Issues
Over the past year, psychiatric-mental health nurses from all areas of practice convened on APNA Member Bridge to engage with their community, ask for advice, and participate in lively discussions. Check out the top 3 discussions from 2019 to see what's on the minds of PMH nurses. View Now
Angela Amar discusses the addition of psychiatric and emergency room specialization at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas; Ben Evans explains the role of the nurse psychotherapist to DailyNurse; Susan Fogger serves as principal investigator for a $1.13 million grant to address the opioid epidemic; Michelle Giddings receives proclamation from the Mayor of Las Vegas; Pam Greene shares best practices for screening and assessing suicide risk; Kosuke Niitsu profiled by University of Washington Bothell; Andrew Penn publishes article on the communal nature of grief; Jeffrey Ramirez inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Judith Rice presents on access to care for homeless individuals with opioid use disorders; Kathleen Schachman helps secure federal grant to provide care for individuals with opioid use disorders, gives presentation on the opioid epidemic in rural Michigan; Stephanie Wynn details new residency program at Samford University.
Takeaways and Togetherness: APNA 33rd Annual Conference Recap
More than 2200 psychiatric-mental health nurses came together in New Orleans, Louisiana last month for the APNA 33rd Annual Conference. Over the course of 4 days, this community experienced learning, camaraderie, and collaboration. See some of the highlights now.
Register Now for CPI West
Come to San Diego, California on March 14-15 for a weekend of psychopharmacology and connection with your psychiatric-mental health nursing community! Planned for nurses, by nurses, the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West offers up to 10 contact hours in pharmacology. Register now and save $50!
Featured Resource: Talking Change with Motivational Interviewing
Content expert Carol Essenmacher, DNP, NCTTP details a way to encourage individuals to make a change using motivational interviewing. See the tip here.
Trusted Mental Health Agents of Change Require the Practice of Loving-Kindness to Self and Others
1.0 Contact Hours
In this session, learn how to implement Caring Science (CS) micro-practices to reduce stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.
Coming Soon: 2020 Call for Abstracts
Start planning for next year: mark your calendars for the Call for Abstracts! The Call will open in January 2020 with a deadline of March 2nd. The theme is Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners on the Journey to Whole Health. Click here to see the details from last year's Call for Abstracts.