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What To Do With What You Know

What To Do With What You Know

Your knowledge is indispensable, and your IDEAS are worth sharing! Your peers will thank you for bringing your expertise to the table at the APNA 37th Annual Conference. See what attendees had to say after presentations from Christine Cooley, MSN, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A on human trafficking; LaTonia Clark Chalmers, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NC-BC and Kaija Freborg, DNP-TCN, RN on competency in structural determinants of health; and Nikki Pinney, MSN, RN; DonnaMarie Flumignan, EdD, RN; and Diane Rushing, BSN, RN on undergraduate PMH nursing education.

So, what can you expect when your abstract is accepted for presentation?

Feel good support from your colleagues:

  • “Thank you for your presentation and the work you do!”
  • “She is amazing and touched my heart by her commitment and hard work.”
  • “The speaker was wonderful and very knowledgeable about this topic and was an inspiration to try to help others.”
  • “I could feel the passion she has for mental health and teaching.”
  • “Well done, both of you!! Thanks very much for the opportunity…wish it had been a longer session!”

Your knowledge shared across an entire workforce of like-minded PMH nurses:

  • “I learned more about what trauma-informed education can look like and will use these tools in the next semester and during guest lectures.”
  • “I plan to engage with my staff to introduce some of the information received. I plan to communicate this information to my supervisor in hopes of implementing a similar project at our hospital.”
  • “I plan to talk with leaders at our hospital to determine if our inpatient assessment team has a protocol in place if a patient discloses they are a victim of human trafficking and/or if red flags are presented during a patient assessment.”

Inspiring a new generation of passionate advocates:

  • “This was an amazing session that touched my soul and re-energized my commitment to open, brave spaces and activism for equal treatment for all.”
  • “I want to look into ways I can help or volunteer for this type of program.”
  • “I will be more aware and explore my own explicit and unconscious racial bias.”
  • “I see a lot of young girls in my practice who have been sex trafficked or are in the throes of this horrible crisis. With the knowledge provided to me during this session, I now have the ability to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to utilize the proper jurisdictions for help.”

Call for Abstracts is open!

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