4036-18: Mental Disorders in Primary Care: A Primer Course for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

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4036-18: Mental Disorders in Primary Care: A Primer Course for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

This presentation describes a course that introduced primary care nurse practitioner students to principles of mental health provision and the care of persons who present with common psychiatric disorders. Course components and its timing within the curriculum are described. Students' survey results and faculty perceptions of its utility are presented.

 Virginia Conley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Teresa Judge-Ellis, DNP, FNP-BC, 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:
  49 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

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

  • Describe the components and advantages of a mental disorders primer course for nurse practitioner students as a method of strengthening the future nurse practitioner work force.

Keywords:  Behavioral Health, Primary Care, Stigma

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.0 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, October 27, 2018
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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