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Each year the Scholarly Review Committee members evaluate the submitted Annual Conference abstract proposals. These scores and comments are used to determine what pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, mini concurrent sessions, and poster presentations are given at the conference.
2016 Scholarly Review Committee
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.
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The results are in!
The APNA Education Council completed a survey of the membership, where each person indicated his/her level of interest in a variety of topics for future APNA continuing education programs. 751 people responded. Here are the results:
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Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC
Bethany J. Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Councils are comprised of a group of members with similar interests in an aspect of psychiatric mental health nursing not addressed elsewhere within APNA. Councils are approved by and report to the APNA Board of Directors. Council chairs will study and review issues pertinent to the council's area of interest and expertise and make recommendations to the Board for the following:
• Position or policy statements
• New programs or activities
• Committee or task force membership
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC - Chair
Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS - Associate Chair
Addictions Council for APNA Members*
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN - Chair
Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC - Chair
Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC – Associate Chair
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Identify issues related to safe environments
Explore current evidence related to issues
Recommend strategies to promote safe, evidence-based, best practices
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