3014-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Education

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3014-19:  Increasing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Taxonomy of Significant Learning (Fink)  |  Forest to Forest, Trees to Trees: Using Backward Mapping to Develop a PMHNP Program

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

Increasing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Taxonomy of Significant Learning (Fink)
Integration of the Taxonomy of Significant Learning Model (Fink) with standards and competencies related to treating individuals experiencing illicit drug and alcohol use disorders results in a curriculum model that increases knowledge, skills, and abilities throughout multiple courses. Resulting in a more knowledgeable workforce and improved treatment outcomes for clients.
Presenter:  Marian L. Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, PMH-CNS-BC, CRNP  

Forest to Forest, Trees to Trees: Using Backward Mapping to Develop a PMHNP Program
This presentation accounts the design of a PMHNP program. We will showcase a backward mapping process that takes the design beyond program goals and into the community and certifying body, or from the forests to the trees. We will present the process, challenges and outcomes of this endeavor.
Presenters:  Maria Flordesol Culpa-Bondal, PhD, RN; Dean Baker, PhD, RN 

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:  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Integrate the Taxonomy of Significant Learning Model (Fink) with standards and competencies related to treating individuals experiencing illicit drug and alcohol use disorders resulting in increased knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Discuss the backward mapping process from community needs and goals to course redesign.

Keywords: Taxonomy of Significant Learning, Substance Use Disorders, Curricular Development, PMHNP Program, Backward Design, Curriculum Design   

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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