APNA Members' Corner January 2020


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

January 2020

APNA Members' Corner


President's Message: Embracing the Year of the Nurse
As nurses, we know that we are more than capable of meeting the rising demand for quality mental healthcare. But we also know that there are too few nurses of all stripes to answer that call. I’m sure some of you have found yourselves as the sole provider of care for your patients, increasing the significance of the relationship and the partnership nature of our PMH nursing practice. So, let’s get those good nursing vibes going by embracing the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife! (Read More)

Nurses in Action: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Editor-in-Chief on Workforce
JAPNA Editor-in-Chief Geraldine "Geri" Pearson, PhD, APRN, FAAN is passionate about research that has the potential to change practice. Her most recent effort involves an online repository of information about the PMH nursing workforce. We spoke to her about what it means for nurses now and for the future of the profession. (Hear from Geri)

Member News
Genevieve Chandler publishes research on building resilience in college athletes; Karen Foli receives American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award; Wanda France and Rachael Hovermale honored with UPCEA South Region Program of Excellence Award; Pam Greene offers messages to share with individuals struggling with mental health issues during the holidays; Adrian Mesa pioneers program to support mental health of homeless individuals; Janette O’Connor named chair of 2020 APNA Nominating Committee; Andrew Penn writes articles on procedural psychiatry, Walmart’s proposed plans to increase access to mental health; Victoria Soltis-Jarrett helps secure grant to increase access to mental health care in rural North Carolina. Learn More

Just Over a Month Left to Submit an Abstract!
Help enhance the care of those with mental health needs through your innovative practice, new educational approach, nursing research, or administrative insight: Submit an abstract for the APNA 34th Annual Conference this September 30-October 3 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida. The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration as a podium or poster presentation is 11:59 ET on March 2. Learn More & Submit

The Science Behind the Treatment Decisions at CPI West
When you attend the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West, you get more than just 10.0 contact hours. You get the opportunity to recharge with your psychiatric-mental health nursing community while you gain new insight into the science behind treatment decisions. As one CPI West attendee explains, "After attending this conference, I feel better prepared to educate my patients as to the rationale for treatment decisions we are making." Register now to join your community in San Diego this March 14-15 and earn up to 10 continuing education contact hours in pharmacology. Click here to save $50 on your registration.

Become a Leader in Suicide Prevention
Become a facilitator of the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention and support best practices in your community and share strategies for suicide prevention. As facilitator Dorothy Kassahn explains, "Because [the course is] up-to-date and evidence-based, it provides so much information that psychiatric-mental health nurses need to know to give the best care to patients." Learn more about becoming a facilitator.

2020 APNA Elections Call for Nominations
Do you want to grow professionally while connecting with other PMH nurse leaders? Are you inspired by the big picture of psychiatric-mental health nursing? Take the next step in your leadership journey: submit your name for consideration for the APNA Board of Directors or 2021 Nominating Committee! The deadline for nominations is March 30. More Information

Featured Resource: Preceptors and Students Podcast
In a new podcast recording of a discussion panel at the 2019 APNA Annual Conference, members of the APNA Education and APNA Practice Councils explore the relationship between students and preceptors. Listen now for characteristics of an effective student/preceptor relationship and potential challenges for preceptors and PMHNP students.

Resource Roundup

  • Organizational Responses: Comments on CCNE's Proposed NP Residency/Fellowship Program Accreditation Standards; Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice
  • Grants & Scholarships: Letters of Intent due next month for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunities
  • Child & Adolescent Resources: SAMHSA's Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults
  • Education Terminology Update: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) updates terminology
  • Recovery Resources: Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma-informed Primary Care
  • How to Get Published: Free online course from the publishers of JAPNA.
  • Free CE: Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder; Major Depressive Disorder: Using the Components of Shared Decision Making in Treatment Planning; Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression
  • APNA Advocacy: Letter to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology endorsing HR 4194 to make a 3 digit mental health and suicide prevention line a national service; Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice from NCC

New Members: 653 New Members since November!


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