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  • 2033-18: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses: Excellent Care Solutions for our Student Athletes

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Diane H. Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC; Shirlee P. Davidson, MSN, PMHCNS 0.75 contact hours

    2033-18: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses: Excellent Care Solutions for our Student Athletes

    The NCAA Sport Science Institute Task Force on Best Practices for Mental Health has included PMH Nurses in the discussion. The Integrated Model placing PMH APRNs in the Student Health Centers along with the FNP is an ideal approach to meet the mental health needs of our student athletes.


    Presenters:
      Diane H. Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC; Shirlee P. Davidson, MSN, PMHCNS

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      47 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcome:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe mental health needs of athletes. 

    Keywords:  Athlete, Mental Health, Collegiate, Student Health


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2034-18: Coaching Families of Teens with Co-Occurring Disorders

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Susan E. Caverly, ARNP, PhD, BC 0.5 contact hours

    2034-18: Coaching Families of Teens with Co-Occurring Disorders

    This session introduces a manualized family coaching group for adults who parent young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Structural family systems grounds family training in motivational interviewing, CBT skills, and use of family resources as incentives to influence youth behaviors and are presented for discussion.


    Presenter:
      Susan E. Caverly, ARNP, PhD, BC

    Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      40 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcome:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe three strategies of an alternative approach to family intervention designed to meet the needs of families and youth who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

    Keywords:  Parent Coaching, Addictions, Adolescent


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2035-18: ACT Implementation on a Mood Disorder Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Christine M. Feinstein, BSN, RN-BC; Clifton Moore, PhD; Carrie Pike, BSN, RN, BC 0.5 contact hours

    2035-18: 2034-18: ACT Implementation on a Mood Disorder Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

    This presentation will define and explain the ACT framework, and importance of psychological flexibility. We will detail how ACT focused groups were systematically introduced into patients schedules on an acute psychiatric unit and the process of staff education. The conclusion being successful improvement in the structure of group sessions.


    Presenters:
      Christine M. Feinstein, BSN, RN-BC; Clifton Moore, PhD; Carrie Pike, BSN, RN, BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      33 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcome:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    • Effectively utilize ACT in an acute psychiatric setting.

    Keywords:  ACT Implementation, Mindfulness, Values


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2045-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Research

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Khadejah F. Mahmoud, PhD(c), MSN; Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN; Marc A. Woods, MSN, RN; Brandy Mathews, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC; Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CTTS 0.75 contact hours

    2045-18: Nurses’ Readiness to Care for Patients with Alcohol and Opioid Use Problems: Exploring Nurses’ Demographical, Personal and Professional Factors | Examining Clinicians’ Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Engaging Patients with Behavioral Health Problems in a Hospital Setting

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    Nurses’ Readiness to Care for Patients with Alcohol and Opioid Use Problems: Exploring Nurses’ Demographical, Personal and Professional Factors
    This presentation will discuss briefly the effects of nurses’ readiness and motivation to provide care to patients with AO use problems on the patients’ screening, treatment and rehabilitation outcomes. Furthermore, it will explore factors that influence nurses’ readiness, screening of this patient population, and future implications.  
    Presenters:  Khadejah F. Mahmoud, PhD(c), MSN; Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Examining Clinicians’ Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Engaging Patients with Behavioral Health Problems in a Hospital Setting
    This presentation provides some insight into the challenges that nurses and other clinicians have when caring for patients with behavioral health issues who are admitted for medical health problems. Using a modified MICA-4 tool we examine the predictors of knowledge and attitudes, self-efficacy, and practice among medical clinicians.  
    Presenters:  Marc A. Woods, MSN, RN; Brandy Mathews, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC; Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CTTS

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  42 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify nurses’ demographic characteristics, personal attitudes and professional attitudes associated with their readiness and motivation to work with patients who have AO-related problems.
    2. Describe the findings of the survey pre-BHIT as it relates to attitudes, self-efficacy, and care delivery towards patients with behavioral health problems in a hospital setting.

    Keywords:  Alcohol Use, Opioid Use, Readiness, SBIRT, Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Stigma

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2047-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Military/Veterans

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Jennifer W. Carpenter, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Yasemin Turkman, PhD, MPH, PMHNP-BC; W. Chance Nicholson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Student; Jaenelle Grace, MSN, PMHNP-BC; ​Lauren Rae Roberts, MSN, PMHNP-BC; ​Samantha Reynolds, MSN, PMHNP-BC; ​Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN​ 0.75 contact hours

    2047-18: The Role of Vitamin D in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Should Screening be Routine? | The Chameleon in Psychiatric Nursing: Traumatic Brain Injury

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    The Role of Vitamin D in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Should Screening be Routine?
    This presentation introduces a connection between vitamin D deficiency and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in Veterans, yet screening is not routine practice. Highlighting the implications of vitamin D deficiency in PTSD and the importance of screening can improve patient outcomes.  
    Presenters:  Jennifer W. Carpenter, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Yasemin Turkman, PhD, MPH, PMHNP-BC; W. Chance Nicholson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Student

    The Chameleon in Psychiatric Nursing: Traumatic Brain Injury
    Many Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI is chronic in nature requiring different approaches compared to psychiatric illness. This presentation will outline principles and screening tools for clinicians in non-acute settings. Strategies for primary, secondary, and tertiary clinical care will be addressed.  
    Presenters:  Jaenelle Grace, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Lauren Rae Roberts, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Samantha Reynolds, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  41 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the relationship between inflammation and vitamin D deficiency and their implications in post-traumatic stress disorder.
    2. Explain the importance of screening for TBI in psychiatric settings. 

    Keywords:  Vitamin D, Inflammation, PTSD, TBI, Veterans, Screening Tools

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2051-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Primary Care Practice

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Sarah E. Thornburg, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Michael Olasoji, RPN 0.75 contact hours

    2051-18: The Use of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to Increase Mental Health Access Within Primary Care | Effectiveness of the Role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in Making Mental Health Care Accessible in Primary Health Care Settings: Australian Nurses' Experience

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    The Use of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to Increase Mental Health Access Within Primary Care
    This presentation provides an introduction to Integrative Behavioral Health by examining a current practice model in a primary care setting. The participant will learn how utilizing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners can improve access to mental health and substance abuse treatment as a member of the interdisciplinary team in this nontraditional setting.  
    Presenter:  Sarah E. Thornburg, MSN, PMHNP-BC

    Effectiveness of the Role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in Making Mental Health Care Accessible in Primary Health Care Settings: Australian Nurses' Experience
    This presentation will report on the findings of a study that examined the views of 22 PMHNs about the scope of their work and reach in providing mental health care to patients with SMI in primary health care settings in collaboration with Family Physicians.  
    Presenter:  Michael Olasoji, RPN

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  48 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the unique role of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner within Integrative Behavioral Health in a primary care setting.
    2. Describe the role of PMHNs in making mental health care accessible for people with a severe mental illness in PHC settings.

    Keywords:  Integrative Care, Primary Care, PMHNP, Practice, Integrated Care, Stepped Care, Primary Health

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2052-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Safety

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Jeremy Wanless, BSN, RN; ​Charlene Suwan, PhD​; Grace Antonette Almazora Florentin, BSN, RN-BC; ​Eleanor Tomas-Lagmay, BSN, RN-BC​ 0.75 contact hours

    2052-18: One Bite at a Time: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to Develop System-wide Best Practices for Psychiatric Patients who Ingest Foreign Bodies | Don't Trip! An Enhanced Fall Prevention Bundle for Inpatient Medical-Psychiatry

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    One Bite at a Time: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to Develop System-wide Best Practices for Psychiatric Patients who Ingest Foreign Bodies
    Few behaviors are as clinically vexing as recurrent ingestion of foreign bodies. By using a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, multiple psychiatric service lines were able to develop consistent approaches to the assessment and individualized management of patients engaging in this behavior. Lessons learned and future opportunities will be discussed.  
    Presenters:  Jeremy Wanless, BSN, RN; Charlene Suwan, PhD

    Don't Trip! An Enhanced Fall Prevention Bundle for Inpatient Medical-Psychiatry
    This presentation introduces a new, mental health inpatient specific fall prevention bundle leading with an evidence-based educational initiative. By utilizing literature review, chart review and root cause analysis, the clinical nurses were able to create a comprehensive educational program to guide nursing staff through new fall prevention practices.  
    Presenters:  Grace Antonette Almazora Florentin, BSN, RN-BC; Eleanor Tomas-Lagmay, BSN, RN-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

    Session Length:  41 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Apply FMEA methodology to identify opportunities to reduce frequency and impact of foreign body ingestions in psychiatric patients.
    2. Illustrate the importance of clinical nurses utilizing data to formulate best practices.

    Keywords:  Safety, Falls with Injury, Adults, Ingestion, FMEA, Self-Injury

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2053-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Education

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Cynthia Taylor Handrup, DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC; ​Marsha Snyder, PhD, PMHNP/CNS-BC​; Therese Collins, MS, RN, CNE 0.75 contact hours

    2053-18:  Reinforcing and Teaching Empathy Skills to Nursing Students | Simulation in Sync: An Interprofessional Simulation Activity Using Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Music Therapy and Medical Actor Students

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    Reinforcing and Teaching Empathy Skills to Nursing Students
    This presentation describes a program used in a CON to reinforce and teach empathy skills to pre-licensure nursing students. The program was developed in conjunction with the COM, COP & Theater School in a large medical center. Student empathy scores were measured using the Kiersma-Chen (Kiersma 2013) scale.  
    Presenters:  Cynthia Taylor Handrup, DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC; Marsha Snyder, PhD, PMHNP/CNS-BC

    Simulation in Sync: An Interprofessional Simulation Activity Using Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Music Therapy and Medical Actor Students
    This presentation provides information regarding the value of an interprofessional learning experience that enabled students an opportunity to work collaboratively with music therapy students to develop a shared treatment plan for patients with mental illness.  
    Presenter:  Therese Collins, MS, RN, CNE

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  44 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the importance of reinforcing and teaching empathy skills in a systematic manner in pre-licensure nursing programs.
    2. Develop simulation experiences utilizing a variety of health care disciplines. 

    Keywords:  Empathy, Nursing Education, Actors as Patients, Simulation, Interprofessional Collaboration

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2054-18 & 3013-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Education

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN; Diana McIntosh, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Charleen Angell, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC 1.0 contact hours

    2054-18: Exploring the Thinking, Reasoning and Clinical Approach of Expert, Advanced Practice Child Psychiatric Nurses | 3013-18: Simulation Training to Improve Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Resident Adherence to Veteran Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    This mini concurrent session includes two presentations (described below) plus Q&A

    2054-18: Exploring the Thinking, Reasoning and Clinical Approach of Expert, Advanced Practice Child Psychiatric Nurses
    Techniques used in working with an adult population in mental health are not always appropriate in a pediatric population. Learn how advance practice psychiatric nurses working with children shape their interventions to meet the needs of their patients.
    Presenters:  Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN; Diana McIntosh, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

    3013-18: Simulation Training to Improve Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Resident Adherence to Veteran Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    This presentation introduces simulation-based training as strategy to improve mental health nurse practitioner adherence to clinical practice guidelines. Simulation training decreases known barriers to clinician guideline adherence: lack of provider awareness, provider time constraints, provider skepticism about the evidence used to support guidelines, and organizational systems change resistance.
    Presenter:  Charleen Angell, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC


    Disclosures:
      The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      1 Hour 4 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Explain how expert child advanced practice psychiatric nurses inform on workforce development of the specialty via their approach to practice and how they shape effective interventions with children and families.
    2. Illustrate how simulation-based training is utilized to decrease common clinician barriers to clinical practice guideline adherence.

    Keywords:  Expert Nursing, Child Nurses, Workforce, Practice Guidelines, Simulation Education, Debriefing


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25 | 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Friday, October 26 | 12:00pm - 12:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 2055-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Culture

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Jacqueline Sharp, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Michael J. Rice, PhD, APRN, FAAN; ​Chase J. Boyer, MA; ​Tanya Sorrell, PhD, APN; ​Alyssa Spurling, MA​ 0.75 contact hours

    2055-18:  I'm Not Crazy! Destigmatizing Schizophrenia in the African American Community | Empirical Validation of the Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Sensitivity Scale

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    I'm Not Crazy! Destigmatizing Schizophrenia in the African American Community
    This presentation discusses African Americans beliefs related to stigma, psychological openness, and help-seeking for schizophrenia. Most are not very open to acknowledging psychological problems. Stigma and judgment prevents African Americans from seeking treatment for their mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is often referred to as "that crazy disease" and discussions are avoided.  
    Presenter:  Jacqueline Sharp, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Empirical Validation of the Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Sensitivity Scale
    This project describes empirical development of a measure of racial/ethnic/cultural sensitivity in working with diverse populations for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner students.  
    Presenters:  Michael J. Rice, PhD, APRN, FAAN; Chase J. Boyer, MA; Tanya Sorrell, PhD, APN; Alyssa Spurling, MA

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  46 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify three ways to enhance understanding of schizophrenia in the African American community.
    2. Utilize the theoretical framework and issues of measuring racially/ethnically/culturally sensitive behaviors when working in clinical settings with diverse populations.

    Keywords:  Schizophrenia, Stigma, African Americans, Race/Ethnicity, Cultural Competency, Program Evaluation

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020