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My position is posted: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466731500 mary
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How one psychiatric-mental health nurse is transforming the definition of health to one that recognizes mental health as foundational for all health in her community.  “Law enforcement officers are frequently first responders to field encounters with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. They want more education on how to effectively communicate and interact with these individuals affected by mental illness,” says Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH. In 2010, Loucks’ local police department in Orange, California asked her to develop a training for their officers to help them interact with persons experiencing a psychiatric-mental health crisis. ...
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Hello, Everyone, The Tobacco Dependence Group of the Addictions Council wants to share Smoking Cessation Information/Resources to encourage psychiatric nurses to help their patients and others become successful quitters. The Information/Resource for April 2017 is from the CDC webpages, and specifically addresses smoking among persons with a mental health disorder. The information/resources can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/disparities/mental-illness-substance-use/index.htm In addition to the resource above, the CDC also has another page (Cessation Tips for Mental Health Campaign) with excellent resources (e.g. a Pocket Guide for Cessation Interventions ...
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Good afternoon, My name is Robert Carrozza, and I am a FNP enrolled in a PMHNP program and I am seeking clinical placement sites for the fall of 2017 in the Philadelphia PA area. I have many years of psychiatric nursing experience with adults and adolescents, and have worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for several Philadelphia area colleges. I am required to do at least 20 hours of cliical per week. I can be reached at Carrozzab57@aol.com. I will gladly come to your site for an interview and will furnish resume and references. Thank you Robert P. Carrozza RN MSN CRNP
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My name is Mark Erwin Lopez, currently working at Parkland hospital as a nurse practitioner in the Psychiatric Emergency Department. As part of our healthcare policy class in my DNP class, one of our objectives is to analyze the role of nurses as political participants in health care planning and influence on world health policy. Another objective is to develop advocacy skills for representing in the community and advanced nursing practices as it relates to social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care. I am requesting if I can spend some time with any policy representative from this group, regarding a specific health care policy that has ...
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Hello! I am psychiatric nurse on an acute inpatient men's unit here in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am currently in school at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and will (hopefully!) graduate as a PMHNP his December. I have been blessed to make many wonderful connections in the mental health community here, but unfortunately I will be relocating to Cocoa Beach, Florida immediately following my graduation. Are any of you familiar with job opportunities that may be available to a new graduate NP in that area? I am unfamiliar with the resources, hospitals, residential centers, community programs, etc there. Any information on where to start looking/making connections ...
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Good Day I am an RN of 20+ years working on my DNP/NP at MUSC in Charleston. I am Atlanta based and experience in brain and spinal cord injuries and chronic pain. I am started ACM I this May and in need of a clinical site and preceptor either psychiatrist or NP-PMH, or CNS-PMH. I did have a great site in Atlanta with a great outpatient clinic but no PMH NP or Psychiatrist on staff so it will not work out. I need 180 hours for the Summer session and will have ACM II and II and then Residency for anyone that has a need. I do speak Spanish and Italian and have worked with a large Spanish speaking population for the last 15 years. I would be happy to provide ...
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Thirty-two nurse facilitators are now authorized to provide a training for preventing the 10th leading cause of death in the US: suicide. The APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention is so vital to both the development of our nurses and the care of those we serve, says Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML. Through reinforcing the standard of practice and raising the standard of care, this training will save lives. Aown is one of the 32 facilitators, or instructors, who will be delivering this training to their colleagues, institutions, and communities. The APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention provides a framework for translating the ...
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Hello! I am in my 5th semester of the PMHNP program at the University of South Alabama. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and am seeking a preceptor for either of my last 2 semesters. I graduate in December of this year. I've been an RN for 14 years and have specialized in mental health for 7 years. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Lisa lafraze81@gmail.com
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I am seeking information agitation assessment rating scales that are used in behavioral health settings. Please provide any recommendations on agitation scales that are used in clinical settings. Thanks, Bobby Prince BSN, ANM UAB Hospital Birmingham
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Hi all I live in Neillsville Wi and I am looking for a preceptor has to be psychiatric NP for my clinical in fall of 2017 any ideas please let me know
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Hello, I am trying to get a job in mental health or psychiatric unit, unfortunately all the jobs require to have experience, By myself I study psychiatric books also I got my certification of ATP. Do you know what else I should do in order to get a job? I will really appreciate your answer. Maria, malvarez7777@gmail.com
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Specifically related to WI which is a limited practice state, can a psych NP be supervised in a community health center and prescribe meds if the collaborating physician is a FP? There is no psychiatrist in the clinic.
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Whether it is an evidence-based practice change, a quality improvement project, or a research study, APNA wants to fund research conducted by psychiatric-mental health nurses. APNA is looking to award a number of research grants to new psychiatric-mental health nurse researchers. We will be awarding funding from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the researcher's needs. The deadline to submit a research proposal is Tuesday, March 21st . We are especially looking to help out nurses new to research. So new this year , nurses have the opportunity to submit their proposals for a preliminary review by members of the Research Council. Submit ...
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New year, new Simon and Verna! Our most animated psychiatric-mental health nurses, Simon and Verna, are back and excited to submit an abstract for this year's Annual Conference. Get to know (or get reacquainted with) our resident conference guides as they navigate the abstract submission process below: Join Simon and Verna in sharing expertise: submit an abstract for a podium or poster presentation by March 6, 2017 ! And keep an eye out for more Simon and Verna - they'll be back with updates on the Annual Conference as we get closer to October. Another way to help shape an outstanding program of educational presentations is to ...
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APNA needs your perspective: the Board of Directors will meet this February to plan out APNA's goals and strategies for the next five years. The resulting strategic plan will drive the development of future programs and initiatives for you, our members. It is vital for the Board to have your input before its February meeting. Please check your email for a link to the Strategic Direction Survey
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I'd like input from other states on this issue: In Montana we have a number of youth therapeutic facilities (group homes, shelters) that permit unlicensed staff to provide "emergency" manual restraint (one or two person physical holds, including basket holds) to prevent injury to peers or staff. I provide medication management to some of these youth, as an independent provider without facility oversight. The staff are all trained in MANDT (one program for verbal deescalation and manual restraint). My concern is the overuse of this manual technique and the lack of review by a medical provider. Schools are not allowed to do this hands on manual restraint. I'm ...
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I never thought that I would get to Hoover Dam and I did! I never thought that I would get to fifty-seven years old and I am here! What I have seen of my life so far, surrounds me like the mountains cradle the Colorado River. An amazing snapshot of a journey where the beginning and end of the path are neither in earshot nor line of sight. Like the view of the river from the Dam, I am in awe of where I have been; what I have accomplished and what is left to be done. For thirty years I have been a Registered Nurse, an administrator, a nurse leader and I find myself at a fork in the road of my career. It is uncomfortable. I mean what am I to do? Do I just ...
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Dear APNA Members, Thanksgiving is a very special holiday. It is an opportunity to reflect on the many blessings in ones life. Psychiatric-mental health nurses have a passion for what they do that is beyond measure. Every day you do something that few have the capacity, talent, and drive to achieve. In times of stress, confusion, and despair you give patients and families hope. Our world needs hope. By giving it, you offer expectations for a brighter future. There can never be enough words or ways to say thanks for all you do. You truly are a blessing.Thank you and happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy a free continuing nursing education ...
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The office of the Surgeon General has just released its first ever report on addiction in America. The report, Surgeon Generals Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health , addresses this public health crisis in our country and offers a way forward which is rooted in the latest scientific evidence. In his preface to the report, the US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. opens with the following: "Before I assumed my position as U.S. Surgeon General, I stopped by the hospital where I had worked since my residency training to say goodbye to my colleagues. I wanted to thank them, especially the nurses, whose kindness and guidance had helped me on ...
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