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Member News July 2023

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Beth Good and her daughter Alexis Grieves are featured in a University of Minnesota article congratulating Alexis on the completion of her DNP degree, which was inspired by her mother’s example in PMH nursing. Get Inspired by this Family of Nurses

Janine DeSimone and Bryan Hansen are published in JAPNA for the review, “The Impact of Measurement-Based Care in Psychiatry: An Integrative Review,” which highlights the disparity between the quality of mental health treatment and its lack of progression to the same extent as physical health treatment. See the JAPNA Review
The Daily Reflector highlights the work of Wanda Lancaster and Adrian Lennon (pictured), who have fostered an environment in ECU’s nursing program, to help fill the widening gap between those in need and those who can help, by training and graduating PMH nurse practitioners. See the Difference These PMH Nurses are Making
Joy Lauerer, who has also been presented with an APNA Annual Award, is highlighted in a article for her efforts to tackle the behavioral health needs of homeless children head-on, by creating and distributing “calm boxes” full of multi-sensory items. Take a Closer Look
Rudley Miland is presented with a Daisy Award for excellence in PMH nursing, after being nominated by a past patient, who described him as “gentle, calm, soft-spoken, and spirited,” which heightened the quality of his care. See What Makes Rudley’s Work Special
Brenda Marshall is being honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as the 2023 recipient of the AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence in New Jersey, for her contribution as an advocate on behalf of nurse practitioners and their patients. View the Award and More Details
The American Academy of Nursing named Madeline Naegle among 6 extraordinary nurses as “Living Legends”. She is recognized for her work to advance addictions nursing through her integration of mental health and the promotion of evidence-based care. View Madeline’s efforts and the full list of Living Legends
In a MidMichiganNow feature, Kathleen Schachman speaks to funding that will allow SVSU to provide financial support to over 30 psychiatric nurse practitioner students, reducing the cost of their education by nearly 85%. This program aims to bridge gaps in patient care and empower nurse practitioners to meet the specific needs of their communities. See the Feature Here


APNA members in the 2023 Class of American Academy of Nursing Fellows:

  • Gabrielle Abelard
  • Suzanne Fogger
  • Hyunhwa Lee
  • Heather Leutwyler
  • Marian Newton
  • Tamar Rodney
  • Joanne Schneider
  • Yong Shian Goh
  • Becky Spencer
  • Kathy Wright

Congratulations to these exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses!