3034-19: Developing a Passion for Psychiatric Nursing in the Uninterested Undergraduate

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3034-19:  Developing a Passion for Psychiatric Nursing in the Uninterested Undergraduate

This interactive presentation will introduce the participants to proactive educational strategies to aid the undecided or uninterested nursing student in identifying with individuals with mental illness, reducing stigma towards this population, and developing an interest in psychiatric nursing. The participant will leave with examples for practical application in the classroom.

Presenter:  Erica D. Kierce, DNP, PMHNP, PMHS

Disclosures:  The presenter 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 Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  •  Discuss methods that can be used in the classroom to decrease the stigma concerning careers in mental health nursing.

Keywords:  Education, Active-Learning, Undergraduate 


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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