3045-16: Military Panel: Navy, Air Force, and Army Behavioral Health Nursing Updates

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3045-16:  Military Panel: Navy, Air Force, and Army Behavioral Health Nursing Updates

This presentation provides an overview of current and future Navy, Air Force, and Army mental health nursing practices; along with Veteran's Health Administration collaboration for enterprise-wide standardization of mental health nursing practices.

Presenters: Jean Fisak, CAPT(sel), USN, PMHCNS-BC, MSN; Kevin J. Creedon, Lt Col, USAF, PMHNP-BC, MSN; JoEllen Schimmels, LTC, AN, PMHNP-BC, DNP

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:
  1 hour 24 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Articulate challenges inherent in identifying and treating Service Members and need to standardize behavioral health practices.
  2. Review the initiatives to standardize behavioral health care across the services.
  3. Understand the evolution of behavioral health care in the Military Health System and the future goals for behavioral health nursing across the Military Health System.

Keywords: Military, Air Force, DNP, Navy, Army, Training, Armed Services, DOD, Deployment, PMDB, Nurse Corp, Residency, Nurse Practitioners 


Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, October 21
4:45pm - 6:15pm 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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