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Member News January 2023

Member Highlights

University of Massachusetts Amherst recognizes Gabrielle Abelard for her selection as the new president of the APNA New England Chapter and Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in nursing. Learn More
Diane Allen, APNA Council for Safe Environments Steering Committee member and former chair of the APNA Seclusion and Restraint Task Force, contributed subject matter expert testimony to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee considering Workplace Violence in Healthcare. As a result of the committee’s work, a new state law in New Hampshire (RSA 151 – J) was enacted to establish a NH Healthcare Workplace Safety Commission that will review and analyze reports of workplace violence incidents and trends in NH healthcare institutions. Learn More
APNA member and professor at the University of Pittsburg, Judith Callan, conducted a study with other researchers to determine if CBT smartphone application has the potential to improve physical and mental health outcomes and reduce stress in diabetes patients. Read on about her findings and more. Learn More
Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced APNA member Wendy Carlson as their full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her position supports the mental health needs of patients in the hospital and in the primary care clinic. Learn More
Members Kathleen McCoy and Pam Lusk were highlighted in a Medscape article speaking to the shortage of mental healthcare providers in the United States, and how PMHNPs have proven a solution to this issue in healthcare. Learn More
APNA President, Zim Okoli, is highlighted in a Sigma spotlight piece for his research and career in PMH nursing. Read more about his passion to improve mental and behavioral wellness through tobacco treatment initiatives. Learn More
Pamela Wall discusses the importance of maintaining in-person connections at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference in this video provided by Healio News in Psychiatry. Learn More