2034-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Undergraduate Education

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2034-19:  My Patient Needs More Than Medical Care! Piloted Scenarios -  Nursing Students Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients With Mental Illness  |  Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness among Undergraduate Nursing Students: a Holistic Approach

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

My Patient Needs More Than Medical Care! Piloted Scenarios -  Nursing Students Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients With Mental Illness
This presentation will discuss the development and piloting of three high-fidelity simulation scenarios for junior level BSN students to provide simulated experiences of caring for a medical-surgical patient with mental illness. Highlighted will be skills necessary for this population, and options for implementation with common mental and physical co-morbidities.
Presenter:  Jeanette Avery, PhD, MSN, CNE

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness among Undergraduate Nursing Students: a Holistic Approach
This presentation introduces education interventions utilized to help identify and reduce the stigmas associated with mental illnesses.  Based on best practices, the interventions target both didactic and clinical undergraduate nursing program curriculum.  Utilizing holistic strategies, the participants will be challenged to embrace a new approach to mental health nursing education.
Presenter:  Joshua Baker, RN-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:  27 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  1. Discuss the use of simulation in nursing education for the student experience of caring for medical-surgical patients with mental illness.
  2. Identify educational interventions to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. 

Keywords:  Nursing Simulation, Mental Illness as Secondary Diagnosis, Co-morbidities, Stigma, Undergraduate Nursing Student

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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