APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program - 2021
APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program
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The APNA Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate Program has been developed to provide and improve the foundational knowledge of RNs and is presented by recognized expert leaders in the Psychiatric-Mental Health (PMH) nursing field. The program focuses on best practices and evidence-based nursing knowledge that will optimize success in nursing practice and improve healthcare outcomes for persons with mental health disorders.
This course is self-paced with supplemental activities (content handouts, glossary of terms, references, and case examples) as learners progress through the program.
Registrants have 90 days from date of registration to complete the content and earn nursing continuing professional development contact hours.
Target Audience: RN
The presenters and the activity planners have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose, except as noted below:
Mary D Moller, PhD(h), DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN is on the speakers' bureau for Alkermes Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.
Off-label use of medications will be discussed during Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.2.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Describe at least one foundational evidence-based strategy for providing safe and effective nursing care that will improve person-centered planning for persons with psychiatric mental health disorders.
- Identify at least one best practice approach to optimize your success in psychiatric mental health nursing.
APNA Member: $200.00
Non Member: $250.00
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• The Importance of Therapeutic Engagement
Module 1: Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders and Psychopharmacology
• Anxiety, Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Medication Management in Psychiatric Settings
Module 2: Risk Assessments, Addictions and Co-morbid Disorders
• Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessments
• Substance Use Disorders
• Medical Co-morbidities in Patients with Mental Illness
Module 3: Recovery
• Integrating Recovery Oriented Interventions in Practice
• Cultural Awareness
• Trauma and Recovery in Psychiatric Nursing
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Informed Care
Module 4: Therapeutic Environment
• Walking the Boundaries Tightrope: Professional Boundaries and Social Media
• Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation
• Key Elements of a Safe Environment
Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
16.0 contact hours. Participants will earn 16.0 nursing continuing professional development contact hours after successful completion of the program. *To earn contact hours, participants must: Complete the pre-course self assessment, view the program in its entirety (foreword, modules 1-4), earn a passing score of at least 80% on the post-test for each module during the allotted access period, and complete the end-of-module evaluations. Participants will have 3 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test. Once the post-course self assessment and evaluation have been completed, the certificate will be generated online, available for print immediately. Partial credit will not be awarded. Credit cannot be earned unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: January 11, 2021
The contact hours for this program expire: November 30, 2023
We do not issue refunds for eLearning purchases once the order is accomplished and the corresponding course information is accessed. However, we understand that exceptional circumstances can take place with regard to the character of the product we supply. Therefore, we do honor requests for a refund in situations outlined here.
APNA offers ATP participants the ability to retake the program at a specially discounted rate if it is not completed within the prescribed timeframe of 90 days. The cost of the retake program is $125.00. To qualify for this discount, application and payment must be made to APNA within six months of expiration of the initial registration. The retake may require the applicant to restart the program and previous work may not count toward completion. Only one retake will be allowed. To request this discounted pricing option for your retake, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reference material from the APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program, please use the following citation, filling in the appropriate information indicated:
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2020). APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program [Module Number: Presentation Title]. Retrieved from https://e-learning.apna.org/products/apna-transitions-in-practice-certificate-program-2021
© Copyright APNA 2020. Reproducing and distributing this material without the written permission of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is prohibited.
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Diane Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE (ret) - Key Elements of a Safe Environment
Joanne Bartlett, PMHNP-BC - Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation
Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN - Anxiety, Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders
Dawn Cogliser, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC - Cultural Awareness
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC - Walking the Boundaries Tightrope: Professional Boundaries and Social Media
Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC - Trauma and Recovery in Psychiatric Nursing
Carole Farley-Toombs, RN, MS, NEA-BC - The Importance of Therapeutic Engagement
Kathy Lehmann, EdD(c), RN-BC, PMHN - Cultural Awareness
Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHNP-BC - Medication Management in Psychiatric Settings
Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC, PMH - Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation
Pamela E. Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC - Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessments
Marla McCall, RN, PhD, PMHNP - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Informed Care
Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, FAAN - Integrating Recovery Oriented Interventions in Practice
Mary Moller, PhD(h), DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN - Psychotic Disorders
Cheryl Puntil, CNS, MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC - Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessments
Amanda Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC - Medical Co-morbidities in Patients with Mental Illness
Linda Stanley, PMHNP - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Informed Care
Michelle Tsai, DNP, PMHNP-BC - Substance Use Disorders