4012-16: Preparing Future PMHNPs to Care for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Needs through a Novel Core Competency and Specialized Practice Model

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Recorded On: 10/22/2016

4012-16:  Preparing Future PMHNPs to Care for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Needs through a Novel Core Competency and Specialized Practice Model

Graduate nursing programs grapple with providing adequate learning content and practicum opportunities in child psychiatry within a lifespan context. The model discussed attempts to meets generalist competencies while allowing further specialization through focused Coursework, clinical work, and DNP projects.

Presenters: Tina Walde, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Margaret Scharf, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Nicole Bennett, MN, PMHNP-BC
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:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

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

  1. Identify two ways to expand learning and practice opportunities in child psychiatry within a generalist curriculum.
  2. Identify two desirable qualities of graduating students to potential employers in working with children and adolescents in psychiatry.
  3. Compare specialist and sub-specialist opportunities at the masters and doctoral levels.

Keywords: Graduate Education, Child and Adolescent, Graduate Education Model


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 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 22
10:15am - 11:00am


Release Date:
December 8, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019


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