APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program - 2024

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APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program 

The APNA Transitions in Practice (ATP) Certificate program covers the knowledge and skills foundational to psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing practice. ATP is a five-module online program that focuses on the most up-to-date best practices and evidence-based nursing knowledge, it will optimize success in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice and improve healthcare outcomes for persons with mental health disorders. 

This course is self-paced with interactive activities and resources as learners progress through the program.

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


Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty, except for those listed below, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. All relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. Off-label uses will be discussed during Modules 4.1 and 4.3.

Module 4.1 and 4.3 - Daniel E. Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAANP is on the advisory board for Alkermes, Neurocrine and Takeda.

Session Length:  15 hours 25 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  • Describe one foundational evidence-based strategy for providing safe and effective nursing care that will improve person-centered planning for persons with psychiatric-mental health disorders.
  • Identify one best practice approach to optimize your success in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Course Outcome:

  • 65% of participants will report an intent to change practice as a result of this course.

Keywords:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Disorders, Nursing Practice, PMH-RN

Pricing:
APNA Member: $225
Nonmember: $300

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: Therapeutic Environment
• Ethical and Legal Considerations
• Therapeutic Engagement in De-Escalation
• Key Elements of a Safe Environment

Module 2: Recovery
• Integrating Recovery Oriented Principles into Practice
• Cultural Humility
• Trauma and Recovery in Psychiatric Nursing
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Informed Care

Module 3: Risk Assessments, Addictions and Co-morbid Disorders
• Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessments
• Substance Use Disorders
• Medical Co-morbidities in Patients with Mental Illness

Module 4: Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders and Psychopharmacology
• Anxiety, Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Medication Management in Psychiatric Settings

Module 5: Self-Care
• Mental Wellness for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:

15.25 contact hours. *To successfully complete the program, participants must: Complete the pre-test, view the program in its entirety (foreword, modules 1-5), earn a passing score of at least 80% on the post-test, and complete the end-of-module and overall evaluations. Participants will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test. Credit cannot be earned unless all components of the program are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.

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

Release Date:  April 17, 2024
Access to this course will end:  April 30, 2027


Cancellation Policy:

We do not issue refunds for eLearning purchases once the order is accomplished and the corresponding course 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 at a specially discounted rate if it is not completed within the prescribed timeframe of 90 days. The cost of the retake program is $150.00. To qualify for this discount, application and payment must be made to APNA within six months of expiration of the initial registration. The retake may require the applicant to restart the program and previous work may not count toward completion. Only one retake will be allowed. To request this discounted pricing option for your retake, please email atp@apna.org.


Citation:

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Program Foreword:
Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN - The Importance of Therapeutic Engagement

Module 1:
Anne Tumbarello, EdD, RN, NPP, PMHCNS-BC - Ethical and Legal Considerations
Dave Vander Ark, DNP, MSN, RN, PMH-BC - Therapeutic Engagement in De-escalation
Diane Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, FACHE(R) - Key Elements of a Safe Environment

Module 2:
Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN - Integrating Recovery Oriented Interventions in Practice
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, RN, FAAN - Cultural Humility
Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP - Trauma and Recovery in Psychiatric Nursing
JoEllen Schimmels, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAAN - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Informed Care

Module 3:
Rebecca Puchkors, MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CA-CP SANE - Mental Status Exam and Risk Assessment
Michelle Tsai, DNP, PMHNP-BC - Substance Use Disorders
Amanda L. Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC - Medical Co-morbidities in Patients with Mental Illness

Module 4:
Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAANP - Anxiety, Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders
Diane Esposito, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC - Psychotic Disorders
Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAANP - Medication Management in Psychiatric Settings

Module 5:
Erica Ramey, DNP, PMHNP-BC - Mental Wellness for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

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