2031-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Graduate Education

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2031-19:  Teaching and Assessing PMHNP Student Clinical Competencies Using Two Types of Simulations |  Engaging Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Students through an Integrated Team Based Simulation Experience

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Teaching and Assessing PMHNP Student Clinical Competencies Using Two Types of Simulations
This presentation describes a series of simulated exercises developed to enable graduate psychiatric-mental health nursing students to build advanced practice competencies at a distance using available text-based and telehealth technology. Students incurred no additional costs and faculty were able directly observe student performance and provide meaningful feedback.
Presenter:  Beverly Baliko, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Engaging Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Students through an Integrated Team Based Simulation Experience
Experiential learning opportunities occur throughout nursing programs with interprofessional students joining together to simulate health care delivery experiences. Faculty must have the skills for determining solutions to challenges in developing, implementing, and evaluating interprofessional simulations for student engagement during integrated simulation experiences that address the whole health of clients.
Presenters:  Jennifer S. Graber, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Robbi K. Alexander, PhD, APRN, PHMCNS-BC

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


Session Length:  36 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Discuss strategies for effective use of technology to progressively build advanced practice competencies and evaluate student performance in distance education programs.
  2. Identify 2 innovative nursing education techniques using simulation learning experiences to support the whole health of clients.

Keywords:  Online Learning, PMHNP Education, Simulation, Integrated Care, Simulated Teaching Modalities, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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