American Psychiatric Nurses Association


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American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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APNA

An organization that provides leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice; improve mental health care for individuals, families, groups, and communities; and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.
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AMSN also is collaborating with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to meet patient needs.
Martha Hernandez, DNP was elected as the Political Activities Director Currently, she practices as an APRN at Balance Women's Health in Moore, OK She is an ONA/ANA Member, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Member, Oklahoma Chapter, she is a Charter Board Member for the Oklahoma Chapter and current Immediate Past President She participated in the Oklahoma Academy Town Hall Conference: We can Do Better-Improving the Health of the Oklahoma People, Suphur, OK, 2014.
A sample of 303 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) members who attended a live symposium on bipolar depression were surveyed using an audience-response system to characterize real-world perceptions and educational need related to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder and bipolar depression.
Some are acute care based, such as labor and delivery (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2010), and psychiatric nursing (American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2012).
Co-published with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, the book details nursing's leading edge in a critical healthcare arena.
The new member organizations are the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.
She presented Points of Grace: Harm Reduction as Ethical Nursing Practice at the International Nurses Society on Addictions in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October and Care of the Psychiatric Nurse: Preventing and Reduction of Compassion Fatigue at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, also in October.
Activities: Current ONA/ANA Member, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, American Psychiatric Nurses Association: Member; Oklahoma Chapter: Charter Board Member for the Oklahoma Chapter and current Immediate Past President; Participated in Oklahoma Academy Town Hall Conference: We can Do Better-Improving the Health of the Oklahoma People, Suphur, Ok, 2014
Psychiatry/Psychotherapy Services: Over several years, ANA has worked closely with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), and others (APA/ psychiatry, AACAP/child and adolescent psychiatry, APA/psychology, and NASW/social work) to improve coding and reimbursement for psychiatric/mental health services Unfortunately, CMS set lower values for 10 out of the 12 new codes that were surveyed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2014) note the PMH-APRN as a highly advanced nursing role requiring education in human development, physical and mental health assessment, diagnosis of mental health conditions, integration and implementation of care, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, practice evaluation, consultation and liaison work.

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