4015-17: Back to our Roots: Growing the Next Generation of Nurse Psychotherapists

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4015-17: Back to our Roots:  Growing the Next Generation of Nurse Psychotherapists

The foundation of PMH nursing is the interaction between the nurse, patient and family. During the transition from the CNS to PMHNP role, many graduate programs struggled with striking a balance of the three P’s with psychotherapy. An opportunity exists to re-balance the paradigm of how to focus on psychotherapy.


Presenters: Jennifer Scroggie, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

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


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

  1. Discuss how to ignite the passion for psychotherapy in graduate PMH APRN students.
  2. Identify the key elements in a psychotherapy course that excite PMH APRN students about becoming a nurse.
  3. Distinguish the myth that becoming a nurse psychotherapist is unattainable in our current healthcare climate.

Keywords: APRN Education, Psychotherapy


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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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