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Why I.D.E.A.S. Matter: Free CE for APNA members

May is Nurses Month & Mental Health Awareness Month. What better time to celebrate psychiatric-mental health nurses and your vital work?

And what better time to support PMH nurses in the care you provide for patients, yourselves, and each other? As an APNA member, you have access to a special FREE CE in honor of this month’s celebrations. “Why I.D.E.A.S. Matter to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing,” is available now in the APNA eLearning Center for $0 for APNA members through June 10.

APNA Immediate Past President Chizimuzo Okoli opened last year’s APNA Annual Conference, sharing  why and how I.D.E.A.S matter to PMH nursing. What are I.D.E.A.S.? They are Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Access, and (de)Stigmatization important topics for nurses in their support of those you serve.

Hear from Okoli as he dives deep into this topic.

“Indeed, inclusive psychiatric-mental health nursing care responds to the preferences, promotes the autonomy, and gives voice to the diverse views of those to whom we provide care,” he says.

Be inspired. And be empowered to use these I.D.E.A.S. to move whole health forward, both as an individual and as a member of an amazing community of nurses.

FREE CE: Why I.D.E.A.S. Matter to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Contact Hours: 1.0
FREE for APNA members through June 10

Presented by APNA Immediate Past President Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
As psychiatric-mental health nurses, we exist in the radical intersection of I.D.E.A.S. to enhance the whole health of individuals, families, and communities. In this presentation, learn how Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Access, and (de)Stigmatization make a profound difference in our caring role. Then be empowered to use your singular voice as well as our collective voices to promote I.D.E.A.S. to support the whole health of those for whom we provide care.

About APNA: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric-mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric-mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of evidence. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.