3046-19: Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of America's Veterans: A Guide For Community Providers

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3046-19: Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of America's Veterans: A Guide For Community Providers 

This presentation introduces PMH nurses working in the community to an introduction focusing on military culture and specific issues facing veterans. Participants will leave with a foundation of knowledge to tailor treatment needs for this population, ultimately enhancing mental health services for this deserving population.

  May Linn Nara, DNP, PMHNP-BC; 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 use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Understand the VA Mission Act, which includes elements of military culture and their impact upon care for mental health conditions.

Keywords:  Mission Act, Veteran, Mental Health

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 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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