APNA New Jersey Chapter Conference 2021 (Virtual): Psychiatric Care In Community Settings: Acute Needs Of Patients, Providers, Families

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APNA New Jersey Chapter Conference 2021: Psychiatric Care In Community Settings: Acute Needs Of Patients, Providers, Families
April 23, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern

Learning Outcomes include: 

  1. Identify interventions implemented by community mental health professionals to develop relationships with patients with psychiatric illness to prevent psychiatric emergency and inpatient hospitalization.
  2. Identify the Resiliency Zone and practice the 5 wellness skills of the Community Resilience Model
  3. Address the impact of stigma and ways psychiatric nurses can actively address stigma associated with mental illness.
  4. Review patient and clinician implications when considering implementation of pharmacogenetic testing in clinical practice 
  5.  Identify the ethnic characteristics and differences that might affect patient diagnosis and medication 


Joe Smarro

James Romer, MA

Kathleen Gaffney, MSN, APN, PMHCNS, CPNP, PMHS-BC

Becky Wong Pharm D., MBA

Roland M. Larkin, PhD, MBA

Craig Shephard, RN 


  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  7 hours

Target Audience: Psychiatric Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Emergency Department Nurses

 Early Bird (ends March 31) $85 APNA Member / $95 Non-member / $70 Non-APNA Student / $70 APNA Student

           Regular (April 1) $95 APNA Member / $110 Non-member / $80 Non-APNA Student / $75 APNA Student

Bonus points are not applicable for chapter meeting registration

Registration: You will register for the conference one time, under one account, using one email address. This account will be used to access the conference and complete the post-training evaluation. You will be prompted to login or create a free APNA account. If you already have an APNA account and do not remember the username and password, contact APNA at 855-863-APNA (2762). Do not create a new account. New users will establish a username and password at time of registration.

Step 1: Prior to the Live Chapter Conference:

  • Register for APNA New Jersey Chapter Conference 2021: Psychiatric Care In Community Settings: Acute Needs Of Patients, Providers, Families. There is no on-site registration for this webinar.

Step 2: Attend the Live Chapter Conference:

  • Arrive on time for the Live Conference via the link found on the Contents tab in order to be admitted.
  • Attend the entire Live Conference. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Step 3: After the Conference:

  • Enter the Verification Code provided at the end of the conference.
  • Complete the required online Evaluation and Honor Statement. 
  • The Certificate will be generated online and available to print immediately after completing the online components.
  • All steps MUST be completed prior to May 7, 2021.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
6.0 contact hours NCPD * In order to receive nursing continuing professional development contact hours, you must: attend the entire live virtual conference and complete the evaluation and honor statement, your nursing continuing professional development certificate will be generated online and available for immediate printing. Credit cannot earned unless all components are completed. No partial credit can be awarded. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

You must complete the evaluation no later than Friday, May 7, 2021 in order to earn your nursing continuing professional development contact hours and certificate. 

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