APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program

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APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program

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The APNA Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate Program has been developed to provide and improve the foundational knowledge of RNs and is presented by recognized expert leaders in the Psychiatric-Mental Health (PMH) nursing field. The program focuses on best practices and evidence-based nursing knowledge that will optimize success in nursing practice and improve healthcare outcomes for persons with mental health disorders.

The content is self-paced with supplemental activities (content handouts, glossary of terms, references, and case examples) as learners progress through the program.

Registrants have 90 days from date of registration to complete the content and earn continuing education contact hours.

Target Audience: RN

Disclosures: The presenters and the activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Program Outcomes

  1. Introduce evidence based strategies for providing safe and effective nursing care for people with psychiatric-mental health disorders.
  2. Provide education that promotes the acquisition of foundational evidence-based knowledge related to psychiatric-mental health nursing through case study analysis and post-test questions.
  3. Provide evidence-based tools and strategies to facilitate nurses developing a person centered plan of care for people with mental health disorders.

Pricing 
APNA Member: $200.00 
Non Member: $250.00 

For organizations interested in purchasing the program in bulk, please email atp@apna.org


Program Format

Program Foreword
• The Importance of Therapeutic Engagement

Module 1: Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders and Psychopharmacology
• Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Psychopharmacology 101

Module 2: Risk Assessments, Addictions and Co-morbid Disorders
• Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessment
• Substance-Related Disorders
• Medical Comorbid Illness in Psychiatric Patients

Module 3: Recovery
• Using the Recovery Model in Nursing Practice
• Cultural Awareness
• Trauma and Recovery
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma Informed Care

Module 4: Therapeutic Environment
• Risky Business: Walking the Boundaries Tightrope
• Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation?
• Key Elements of a Safe Environment


Continuing Nursing Education
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate program is a 4-module nursing education program that includes faculty presentations, case studies, post-tests and evaluations of the content. The ATP program is worth 15.0 continuing nursing education contact hours. In order to receive contact hours for the program, participants must: Complete the overall pre-test, view the program in its entirety (foreword, modules 1-4), complete the end-of-module evaluations, and earn a passing score of at least 80% on the post-test for each module during the allotted access period. Participants will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test. Once the overall post-test and evaluation have been completed, the certificate will be generated online, available for print immediately. Credit cannot be earned 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.

Release Date: July 1, 2015, Revised, June 1, 2017
The contact hours for this program expire: June 30, 2020


Cancellation Policy
We do not issue refunds for eLearning purchases once the order is accomplished and the corresponding download information is accessed. However, we understand that exceptional circumstances can take place with regard to the character of the product we supply. Therefore, we do honor requests for a refund in situations outlined here

APNA offers ATP participants the ability to retake the program if it is not completed within the prescribed timeframe. The cost of the retake program is $125.00. To qualify for the program, application must be made to APNA with payment within six months of expiration of the initial program. The retake program requires the applicant to restart the program and previous work does not count toward completion. Only one retake will be allowed. 


Citation

To reference material from the APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program, please use the following citation, filling in the appropriate information indicated:

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2015). APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program [Module Number: Presentation Title]. Retrieved from https://e-learning.apna.org/products/apna-transitions-in-practice-certificate-program




Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Joanne Bartlett, PMHNP-BC
Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS, APN
Dawn Cogliser, MSN, RN-BC
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA, BC
Kathy Lehmann, EdD(c), RN-BC PMHN
Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHNP, BC
Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH
Pamela E. Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC
Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Cheryl Puntil, CNS, MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC
Linda Stanley, MSN
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Matthew Tierney, APRN, MS

Key:

Complete
Failed
Available
Locked
Program Foreword
Overall Program Pre-Test
26 Questions
26 Questions This 26 question pre-test will assess your current knowledge about the topics that will be covered in this program. You will receive a final score of the pre-test and the correct answers will be available once you have completed the course.
Program Foreword
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Open to view video. Title: The Importance of Therapeutic Engagement. Presenter: Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA, BC. (29 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify the relationship between patient perception of care and patient outcomes and the role of therapeutic alliance. 2. Discuss the current interpersonal challenges to the implementation of therapeutic use of self through presence and engagement in psychiatric clinical settings and strategies to address them. 3. Give examples of nurse-patient interactions that utilize a therapeutic use of self through presence and through engagement.
Evaluation: Program Foreword
8 Questions
8 Questions Evaluation of Program Evaluation Outcomes and Presenter.
Module 1: Psychiatric Mental Health Disorders and Psychopharmacology
Module 1: Requirements
Information about Module 1
Information about Module 1
1.1 Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
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Open to view video. Presenter: Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS, APN (1 hour, 33 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand symptoms of depressive and anxiety disorders. 2. Discuss diagnostic and treatment issues common to disorders. 3. Relate nursing practice concerns with individuals with depressive and anxiety disorders. 4. Synthesize case presentations highlighting individuals with depressive and anxiety disorders. *Off-labeled use of a drug or product will be addressed in this presentation.
1.2 Psychotic Disorders
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Open to view video. Presenter: Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC (39 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Define the domains of symptoms associated with psychotic disorders. 2. Describe current best practices related to the care of individuals with schizophrenia. 3. Identify strategies for establishing a person-centered plan of care with an individual who has schizophrenia.
1.3 Psychopharmacology 101
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Open to view video. Presenter: Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHNP, BC (2 hours, 20 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of psychotropic medications. 2. Recognize the major categories of psychotropic medications including indications for use across the life span. 3. Describe safe medicine practices which involve monitoring for common side effects, drug interactions, and desired versus adverse effects. *Off-labeled use of a drug or product will be addressed in this presentation.
Post-Test: Module 1
26 Questions
26 Questions This post-test contains 26 questions and requires 20 correct answers to pass.
Evaluation: Module 1
12 Questions
12 Questions Module 1 Evaluation
Module 2: Risk Assessments, Addictions and Co-morbid Disorders
Module 2: Requirements
Information about Module 2
Information about Module 2
2.1 Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessment
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Presenters: Pamela E. Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC and Cheryl Puntil, CNS, MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC (1 hour, 39 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate the eight components of the Mental Status Examination. 2. Identify five periods of time that the nurse would use the Mental Status Examination to evaluate the patient. 3. Describe the risk factors and protective factors for individuals who are at risk for suicide. 4. Demonstrate three interventions that would be appropriate for suicide prevention.
2.2 Substance-Related Disorders
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Open to view video. Presenter: Matthew Tierney, APRN, MS (51 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Present epidemiology and detail the extent of drug use and misuse. 2. Define addiction, including etiology and risk factors. 3. Present addiction-related health problems and safety concerns. 4. Describe best addiction treatments.
2.3 Medical Comorbid Illness in Psychiatric Patients
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Open to view video. Presenter: Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC (55 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify 3 medical disorders that may present as psychiatric symptoms. 2. State 2 ways to improve the whole person care of persons with psychiatric and medical disorders. 3. List 2 significant comorbid conditions that impact the lives of persons with psychiatric disorders.
Post-Test: Module 2
14 Questions
14 Questions This post-test contains 14 questions and requires 11 correct answers to pass.
Evaluation: Module 2
13 Questions
13 Questions Module 2 Evaluation
Module 3: Recovery
Module 3: Requirements
Information about Module 3
Information about Module 3
3.1 Integrating Recovery Principles into Practice
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Open to view video. Presenter: Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, CADC-II, FAAN (34 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Define Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery. 2. Understand ways to translate Recovery concepts / definitions into practice. 3. Connect Recovery with the Psychiatric-Mental Health Scope and Standards of Practice. 4. Examine practical applications of integrating Recovery into practice adapting to their specific population.
3.2 Cultural Awareness
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Open to view video. Presenter: Kathy Lehmann, EdD(c), RN-BC PMHN (19 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe a concept of culturally competent and congruent nursing care. 2. Identify three best practices that support culturally congruent care. 3. Apply principles of cultural awareness to practice.
3.3 Trauma and Recovery
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Open to view video. Presenter: Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC (47 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Examine theoretical frameworks related to trauma and recovery. 2. Describe current clinical practice guidelines as they relate to their work settings. 3. Identify treatment priorities based upon individual client's stage of recovery from traumatic experiences.
3.4 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma Informed Care
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Open to view video. Presenter: Linda Stanley, MSN (51 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. List the symptoms of PTSD. 2. Understand some of the theories associated with PTSD. 3. Articulate the principles of trauma informed care.
Post-Test: Module 3
18 Questions
18 Questions This post-test contains 18 questions and requires 14 correct answers to pass.
Evaluation: Module 3
14 Questions
14 Questions Module 3 Evaluation
Module 4: Therapeutic Environment
Module 4: Requirements
Information about Module 4
Information about Module 4 Click right hand, blue button to read the Module 4 requirements.
4.1 Risky Business: Walking the Boundaries Tightrope
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Open to view video. Presenter: Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS (1 hour, 15 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Define following terms: boundary, boundary challenge, boundary crossing, boundary violation, dual relationships, financial exploitation. 2. Describe purposes of boundaries in professional relationships. 3. Identify strategies for establishing and maintaining health professional boundaries.
4.2 Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation
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Open to view video. Presenters: Joanne Bartlett, PMHNP-BC and Jeannine S. Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH. (26 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Explore the practices of expert psychiatric nursing staff as core competencies in therapeutic engagement. 2. Identify feelings that might prevent you from communicating therapeutically. 3. Develop genuine, empathic and compassionate responses to difficult patient situations. 4. Learn collaborative methods in helping to calm patients.
4.3 Key Elements of a Safe Environment
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Open to view video. Presenter: Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC (57 minutes) Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify key elements of a safe environment. 2. Discuss the current best practices of developing safe environments. 3. Compare reactive to proactive treatment approaches to safety.
Post-Test: Module 4
12 Questions
12 Questions This post-test contains 12 questions and requires 9 correct answers to pass.
Evaluation: Module 4
13 Questions
13 Questions Module 4 Evaluation
Program Conclusion
Overall Program Post-Test
26 Questions
26 Questions This post-test will evaluate your knowledge about the topics that were covered in this program.
Evaluation: Overall Program
8 Questions
8 Questions Evaluation
Certificate
15.00 Contact hours  |  Certificate available
15.00 Contact hours  |  Certificate available APNA Transitions in Practice Program Certificate