3033-17: Designing and Delivering Quality Distance Education: Challenges and Opportunities to Teach the Next Generation of PMHNPs

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3033-17: Designing and Delivering Quality Distance Education:  Challenges and Opportunities to Teach the Next Generation of PMHNPs

This session presents strategies for aligning national competencies, learning outcomes, activities, and assessments throughout a curriculum using collaborative approaches. We will share technologies to promote interaction, meaningful practice, and feedback to facilitate learning and describe an effective mix of online activities and on-campus intensives to enhance student clinical skills.


Presenters: Susan W. Blaakman, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Holly E. Brown, DNP, PMHCS-BC, PMHNP; Andrew Wolf, EdD, RN, ACNP-C, CNE; Joseph Gomulak-Cavicchio, MS Ed.

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:
  38 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


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

  1. Discuss the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's (APNA) nursing suicide risk assessment "Call to Action" and review evidence-based recommendations for assessment and documentation of self-directed violence (SDV) risk. 
  2. Explore the literature/practice gap regarding nursing-specific suicide risk assessment tools for the inpatient psychiatric setting. 
  3. Discuss New York-Presbyterian's Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI).

Keywords: Instructional Design, Distance Learning, Adult Learning, Graduate Education


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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, October 20, 2017
3:45pm - 4:30pm

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


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