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Member News March 2023

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Sara Banzahf (pictured) & Robin Conyers partnered together to create a one-year online scholarship program for current nurse practitioners, aimed to ease the shortage of PMH care workers in Omaha. The program provides training to experienced nurses in psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluation and assessment, how to prescribe medications, and more. Learn More
In a MinnPost article on the mental health crisis among children, Joshua Hamilton shares his opinion on the key roles of PMH nurses in aiding children and families during this mental health crisis, including prevention, connection, recovery, and more. Learn More
Kristen Kichefski was named the new Chief Nursing Officer at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island. Learn More
The MUSC Office of Innovation recognized Joy Lauerer as a 2023 recipient of the “I am an MUSC Innovator” Award. The award is given to those who inspire others with their impact, and she was nominated by students who wish to emulate the innovation and excellence she brings to PMH nursing. Learn More
Kerry Peterson is featured in a University of Colorado College of Nursing article about her leadership of the PMHNP program for CU Nursing. The article highlights her background and the program’s education of advanced practice nurses to treat mental illness and promote mental health to diverse patient populations. Learn More
Matthew Tierney shared his expertise and represented APNA at the National Academies’ Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Workshop on Early Interventions for Psychosis. The workshop discussions are summarized in a new publication. Learn More