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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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.
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.
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.
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Scope and Practice Standards developed by the American Nurses Association in conjunction with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses includes the following competencies: (6)
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.
Coalition members are individual or professional specialty groups, such as the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, American Academy of Nurse Midwives, The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Richmond Area, Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Virginia Association of School Nurses, Virginia Council of Peri-Operative Nurses, Virginia Emergency Nurses Association, Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives, Virginia Board of Nursing, American Nephrology Nurses Association of Virginia, and individual nurses of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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