3052-22: Can We Help Psychiatric Nurses Stay? Implementation of a Unique, Comprehensive Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Residency Program for Our Novice Psychiatric Nurses
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3052-22: Can We Help Psychiatric Nurses Stay? Implementation of a Unique, Comprehensive Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Residency Program for Our Novice Psychiatric Nurses that Supports Professional Growth, Confidence, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, and Self-Awareness While Promoting Commitment and Retention
This presentation provides a detailed overview of the development and implementation of a unique Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Residency Program in a large psychiatric setting. Through engaged discussion, participants will leave with a framework and extensive outline to apply this professional development initiative in their own institution.
Presenters: Nancy Bowllan, EdD, CNS, RN; Heather O'Brien, MSN, RN
Disclosures: The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.
Session Length: 34 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Identify three learning outcomes and associated interactive learning activities in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Residency Program.
Keywords: Residency Program, Retention, Self-Care
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 as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2025
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