2014-16: Getting Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses to the Policy Table

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Recorded On: 10/20/2016

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2014-16: Getting Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses to the Policy Table

Nurses are excluded from policy roles due to lack of preparedness, invitation and time away from the bedside to participate. This session aims to increase awareness regarding the underrepresentation of psychiatric-mental health nurses in healthcare reform policy arenas and encourage approaches to closing this gap through education and engagement.

Presenters: Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC; Michael Polacek, MSN, 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: 47 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Summarize contributions nurses offer to health care reform.
2.  Recognize an underrepresentation of nurses at select health care reform tables.
3.  Infer psychiatric mental health nurse (PMHRNs) underrepresentation in similar health care reform policy roles. 

Keywords: Leadership, Policy, Healthcare Reform 

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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
10:15am - 11:00am 

Release Date: March 16, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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