APNA Annual Conference Sunday Program



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Ongoing throughout Conference

Up to 5 Contact Hours
Visit the poster gallery any time Wednesday - Sunday to earn up to 5 contact hours as you view and evaluate the more than 175 innovative poster presentations on display.

9:30am ET - 10:30am ET
No Contact Hours Provided
Management of Tardive Dyskinesia
Amber Hoberg APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Carmen Kosicek APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Sponsoring Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals
Attend the full session to receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card from APNA.

9:00am ET - 6:00pm ET

Get information from and engage with industry stakeholders in psychiatric-mental health and nursing.


Concurrent Sessions
    11:00am ET – 11:45am ET
.75 Contact Hours

5011: Recovery
11:00am ET - 11:45am ET

Surviving and Thriving with Schizophrenia: a Perspective from Patient and Provider – RN, APRN

This presentation will be an eye-opening account of a PMHNP who has been living with schizophrenia since her teenage years.  She will discuss from the patient point of view how medications feel, the experience of being in a psychiatric hospital, and how to promote hope and recovery.  Abstract

Presenter: Brooke Katz, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP


5012: Safety
10:30am ET – 11:15am ET

Rolling out the Interventions:  An Interdisciplinary Model of Care for Prevention and Management of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury – RN

This upbeat presentation illustrates how an interdisciplinary model of care developed by a nursing-led hospital workgroup reduced NSSI despite heightened program census and acuity on an inpatient adolescent program.  Abstract

Presenters: Jaime Lovelace, BSN, RN-BC; Darcey Philipp, BA, BS; Megan Rech, BA; Jennifer Velasquez, BSN

5013: Special Populations
11:00am ET - 11:45am ET

Unlearning Hetero-Cisnormativity: A Clinicians Guide to Improving Care for People who Identify as LGBTQIA – APRN

The journey to whole health involves nurses evaluating themselves prior to partnering with persons who identify as LGBTQIA+. Decreasing implicit bias involves having an awareness of the life issues for this population.  Health disparities can be improved when nurses address their own thoughts and challenge the status quo of self.

Presenter: Tanya Vaughn-Deneen, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC

5014: Substance Use
11:00am ET - 11:45am ET

Medical Marijuana: Professional Liability Issues for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses  – APRN

This presentation provides an overview of the evidence regarding medical marijuana for mental health symptoms. Liability issues, including duty of care, breach of duty, and causality will be discussed as they relate to medical marijuana use. Best practices for psychiatric advanced practice nurses will be discussed.  Abstract

Presenters: Brayden Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN, CNE; Kirstyn Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC

5015: Emergency Departments
11:00am ET - 11:45am ET

Addressing the Global Issue of Sex Trafficking Through Increasing Knowledge of Health Care Providers RN, APRN

It is important for healthcare providers to increase their knowledge and understand their role. This program will review red flags, control indicators, and physical factors. Known barriers will also be explored. Appropriate interventions with suspected victims are reviewed. This presentation includes a Power point, video, and case scenarios.  Abstract

Presenters: Katherine Evans, DNP, RN; Jolie Gaudiuso, MSN

5016: Psychotherapy
11:00am ET - 11:45am ET

Psychotherapy Beyond the Textbook: Strategies to Improve CBT Education for PMHNP Students – APRN

This presentation discusses implementation and evaluation of an online Essentials of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) training course to improve psychotherapy education in a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program.   Abstract

Presenter: Carol Campbell, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C; Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP


Concurrent Sessions
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET
.75 Contact Hours

5021: Recovery 
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET

Using Digital Stories to Understand Recovery and Reduce Stigma in Future Healthcare Providers – RN, APRN

This presentation introduces the use of digital storytelling as a technology to help consumers tell their stories and to help students learn from consumers. We will teach the steps of a digital storytelling workshop, present completed digital stories, and discuss the themes elucidated.  Abstract

Presenters: Sheila Linz, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN; Mary Wunnenberg, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CNE

5022: Military
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET

Suicide in Women Veterans: The Too Silent Killer – RN, APRN

Women Veterans are at high risk of death by suicide. Interprofessional, trauma-informed care includes screening for suicide, IPV, MST, and ACEs. Evidence supports this trauma-informed approach will decrease death by suicide in women Veterans.  Abstract

Presenters: Rachel M. Shaw, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Mariah D. McCrear, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Scarlet N. Patterson, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Brenda L. Mayfield, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Jessica W. Richardson, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

5023: Simulation 
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET

Auditory Hallucination Simulation: Measuring Empathy and Exploring Experiences of Hearing Voices with Prelicensure Nursing Students – RN, APRN

This presentation will include the results of running an auditory hallucination simulation with Undergraduate students. It will illustrate how to develop the program as well as results of the Jefferson Empathy Scale and the student's reactions during focus group interviews. This participant will gain an alternate view of clinical education.  Abstract

Presenter: Valerie Seney, MA, MSN, LMHC, RN-PMH-BC

5024: Undergraduate Education
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET

Bringing Innovative and Creative Evidence-Based Learning Activities to the Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Post-Clinical Conference: Integrating Clinical Experiences and Theory – RN

This presentation describes innovative and creative evidence-based learning activities for the undergraduate psychiatric nursing post-clinical conference that align weekly clinical instruction with the didactic classroom topics.  The discussion will include case studies, Motivation Interviewing training, debriefing exercises, communication simulation, assessment videos, and clinical reflection models.  Abstract

Presenters: Berry Anderson, PhD, RN; Kerry Young, BSN, RN

5025: Complementary & Alternative Therapies
11:55am ET - 12:40pm ET

Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Illness RN, APRN

This interactive program will introduce professionals to the benefits of animal assisted therapy, types of animals, current and future research needs.  Abstract

Presenters: Rebecca Puchkors, MSN, RN-BC; Linda Denke, PhD, RN, CCRC


12:50pm ET - 1:50pm ET
Forensics, Mental Health Advocacy, Recovery, Research, Safe Environments
Meet leaders in the field aligned with one of your passions.

1:50pm ET - 2:10pm ET
Community Recharge
Join in activities and games designed to help you connect with fellow attendees.
Poster Gallery
Visit the interactive gallery to engage with the presentations and earn up to 5 contact hours for time spent viewing and evaluating the posters.

2:10pm ET - 3:10pm ET
No Contact Hours Provided
Mindset Matters: Supporting Long-Acting Treatment Options for Adult Patients with Schizophrenia
Hannah Phillips-Hall, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Melissa Vitale, PMHNP-BC
Sponsoring Company:  Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attend the full session to receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card from APNA.

3:20pm ET - 4:20pm ET

Meet psychiatric-mental health nurses in your area! (Nebraska, Nevada, New England, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin).

2:30pm ET - 3:30pm ET
Up to 5 Contact Hours

You have the option to visit the poster gallery during this time to view and evaluate the more than 175 innovative poster presentations on display.


Concurrent Sessions
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET
.75 Contact Hours

5031: Practice
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET

Friend or Foe? Risk Management Tips for Using Social Media RN, APRN

Social media is a means of interactions used to create, share and exchange information in virtual communities/networks. When engaging in social media, whether professionally or personally, psychiatric professionals need to be aware of the issues of confidentiality, professionalism, boundaries and standards of care.  Abstract

Presenters: Allison Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, ARM, CPHRM; Anne Huben-Kearney, RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ, CPHRM, DFASHRM

5032: Safety
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET

Is it Safe? The Restraint Chair Compared to Traditional Methods of Restraint: A Three Hospital StudyRN, APRN

This is the first research study of its kind investigating the use of the restraint chair on inpatient psychiatric units during emergencies.   Results from this retrospective chart review at three psychiatric hospitals indicated that patients spend less time in this mode of restraint, making it a safer alternative. Abstract

Presenters: Ellen Blair, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC; Kathryn E. Phillips, PhD

5033: Military
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET

Forming and Mobilizing a Suicide Postvention Team in a VA Health Care System – RN, APRN

This presentation introduces a model for guiding and facilitating an inclusive organizational postvention process that supports all loss survivors. Recommendations for forming and mobilizing a suicide postvention response team will be shared to assist learners’ ability to adopt postvention response teams to support suicide loss survivors in their respective settings.  Abstract

Presenter: Jennylynn Palisoc, PhD, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

5034: Undergraduate Education
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET

Transforming RN Roles In Primary Care (TRIP): Interprofessional Partnerships for Holistic Care – RN, APRN

In this interactive session we will present an overview of our innovative undergraduate curriculum and practice partnership, including planning and partnership development, details of recovery based didactic and simulation content, and preliminary results from cohort one evaluations (spring 2020).  Abstract

Presenter: Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN


5035: Child & Adolescent
4:20pm ET - 5:05pm ET

Implementation of Two Levels of Support for Pediatric Patients with Behavioral Health Emergencies – RN, APRN

A variety of situations place pediatric healthcare professionals vulnerable to workplace violence. To support and enhance a culture of safety, a two-level system of support was created to provide a well thought out and predictable response to behavioral health emergencies within a large metropolitan pediatric medical center in the southwest.  Abstract

Presenters: Jane LeVieux, PhD, LPC-S, RN-BC, NHDP-BC; Jennifer Brown, MS, CTRS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC


ET - 6:15pm ET

Learn more about APNA in this moment:  its past year, its present status, and its future goals. During the town hall, you’ll also get the amazing opportunity to speak directly to the APNA Board of Directors and help ensure that APNA continues to meet your needs.


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