4037-18: Raising the Bar of Performance & Practice: A New Path to Mental Health Nursing Orientation

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4037-18:  Raising the Bar of Performance & Practice: A New Path to Mental Health Nursing Orientation

A national VA needs assessment identified a lack of standardized orientation for nurses new to mental health. Nurse experts worked together to develop an orientation tool establishing the foundational elements of the PMHN including safety, groups, communication, and recovery care. Pilot site feedback and implementation are reviewed with future implications.

  Kayla R. Cross, MSN, MA, RN-BC; Carol Essenmacher, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, C-TTS; Karin Glenn, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC; Kathleen Zervas, MSN, RN

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:  RN, APRN

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

  • Discuss considerations in working through a national group to establish changes in practice. 

Keywords:  Orientation, Training, Resource Development

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 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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