2053-17: Mini Concurrent Session - Undergraduate Education

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2053-17:  Expanding an Ireland Study Abroad Program:  Enhancing Outreach to Improve Student Access to International Mental Health Care; Navigating the Minefield:  Utilization of a Trauma-Informed Care Framework with Undergraduate Students in a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Course

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

Expanding an Ireland Study Abroad Program:  Enhancing Outreach to Improve Student Access to International Mental Health Care
This presentation will share the innovative strategies on how to increase interest and recruitment of students in a study abroad program to explore Ireland’s healthcare services that focuses in the specialty of psychiatric nursing.   Presenters:  Jeanette Rossetti EdD, MS, RN; Kathleen Musker, PhD, RN

Navigating the Minefield:  Utilization of a Trauma-Informed Care Framework with Undergraduate Students in a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Course
This presentation will describe the use of a trauma-informed care framework to assist nurse educators in helping prepare and guide undergraduate students in their first mental health nursing experiences. Knowing that many students have a history of trauma, utilization of this framework provides a valuable resource for today's faculty members.  Presenter:  Amy R. Morton-Miller PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, 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:  39 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Be familiar with innovative ways to increase interest and recruitment of students in a study abroad program to Ireland to explore mental healthcare services.
  2. Identify the curriculum and student learning outcomes of “Exploring Ireland’s Mental Healthcare System” study abroad program.
  3. Describe the key principles of a trauma-informed care framework.
  4. Explain how the use of a trauma-informed care framework can prove helpful in working with undergraduate nursing students and how it can be utilized in preparing students for their psychiatric/mental health nursing course.


Keywords:  Study Abroad, Ireland, Nursing Students, Trauma Informed Care

Continuing Nursing Education
0.50 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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, October 21, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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