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Each month, the Research Council Steering Committee features an APNA member. This month, we are featuring Dr. Monika Wedgeworth! As a new graduate, I never thought I would possibly have a career in nursing education or research.  With a passion for mental health, my first job was on an inpatient psychiatric unit.  I later obtained a master’s degree in nursing case management, with an emphasis on rural populations.  Upon obtaining a doctoral degree in nursing education, my research focus naturally gravitated toward mental health education and mental health concerns in rural populations.  Unfortunately, all rural counties in Alabama are either medically ...
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I believe this was shared before, but does anyone use a protocol for starting a 1:1 observation, what restrictions a patient may have while on different observation levels, and/or protocols for discontinuing a 1:1 observation? Any feedback would be appreciated!
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My preceptor for Fall has fallen through and I have not been able to locate one PMHNP who will take a student. I hate to have to shell out $5,000 to Preceptor sharks to find me someone! I have had to sit out once and am ready to throw in the towel. As an Adult NP, I was always happy to have a student. I'm finding it unsettling that PMHNPs do not want to give back, help engage, and be a role model for the profession. I thought it was strange to have another profession (LCSWs) instead of PMHNPs precepting us anyways! The preceptors I had with my Adult NP journey were fabulous and I still credit them for helping me hit the ground running. I have 30 years of experience!  ...
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Each month, the Research Council Steering Committee features an APNA member. This month, we are featuring Dr. Diane Allen! I became increasingly aware of the dangers associated with restraining individuals during more than twenty five years of registered nurse practice at New Hampshire Hospital, an acute psychiatric inpatient setting. As a direct care nurse, I was privileged to work with registered nurses who restored calm by communicating and connecting with people experiencing psychiatric crisis. As a nurse leader, I observed registered nurses demonstrate kindness and competence while assessing the health and safety of individuals who had to be restrained. ...
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Hello Colleagues, Some strategies that work to find PMH-NP preceptors are: Contact local psychiatric hospitals, PMH-NPs, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical psychologists, licensed mental health therapists, or addictionologists. Pearls of previous success stories: Caveat: When leaving a message with the psychiatric nurses in the psychiatric hospital unit for a specific request to precept with one of their practitioners, be precise of the dates/hours you may need in 16 weeks. For example, "I am requesting one day per week, either on a Wednesday or Thursday." Leave your email and phone number and a date to call them back. Get the name of who you talked ...
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Hello, My name is Donner Schweitzer. I'm a nurse practitioner and a student in an online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. I'm relocating to New Orleans soon and I'm interested in finding a preceptor that can take on a PMHNP student. My program (Wilmington University) requires that I precept with a PMHNP or psych-board-certified MD. Are you psych-certified? Would you be willing to take on a PMHNP student or do you know someone that might be? Thank you for your time, Donner Schweitzer, MSN, FNP-C donner.schweitzer@gmail.com  801-513-9146
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I am looking to spend preceptor hours need geriatric psyche. I also need 150 hours with a therapist. Desperate to graduate! I live in Tucson.shayannross@hotmail.com.  Cheryl Ross
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Hello,   I am seeking a PMHNP preceptor in the New Orleans area or via telehealth in a Nurse Compact State for the Spring 2022 semester. I am very anxious that I will be forced to put my education on hold indefinitely due to the lack of a PMHNP preceptor. Spring 2022 will be semester 3 of my 4 required semesters. I have been fortunate enough to have therapists, FNPs and Psychiatrists as preceptors, but a program requirement is 150 hours with an PMHNP. I have not been able to locate anyone who currently precepts students or who has room for me in the Spring. If you are at all able to potentially assist me and want more information and references, I would ...
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Hello,  My name is Luma Kajih-Lopez I am an MSN student at Walden University in my final year. I am having a lot of trouble finding a child/adolescent psychiatric provider to supervise me during my practicuum  hours. Any advise on facilities taking students? I live in Goodyear, AZ and I am open to travelling around the Phoenix metroplex (Phoenix, Mesa, Avondale, Tolleson) as well as in the Tucson area. Thanks in advance for all the advise.  Luma.
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I have been a registered nurse for approximately nine years.  The majority of my experience, as well as my area of interest, has been in psychiatric nursing.  In the past two years I have also worked with those afflicted with substance use disorders and obtained my CARN.  After relocating to Florida, I was disheartened at the realization of the lack of mental  health services available to minority/low income populations.  This has led to my pursuit of an advanced degree so that I would be in a more discernible position to provide quality mental health care at the community level.  I will begin the pursuit of my PMHNP at Vanderbilt University in August 2021.  ...
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Each month, the Research Council Steering Committee features an APNA member. This month, we are featuring Ms. Danielle Walker! Danielle Walker, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC is a doctoral student at Boston College who just completed her first year. Danielle's research interest is on the impact of community violence and gang violence in Black/African American emerging adults. Her interest in this topic came from her personal experience with community/gang violence and the experiences of her patients at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. Most of the research on community violence is focused on children and adolescents. However, many of these children and adolescents ...
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Colleagues,  I am on the Board of a foundation connected with a counseling center. It has flourished and has an opportunity to add a mental health nurse practitioner. If you would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Jennifer directly.  Job Description The Jeremiah Foundation, Inc. DBA Inner Touch is seeking an online or in person Nurse Practitioner to work in an outpatient mental health setting on a part-time contractual basis.  Billing support and a dedicated office will be provided by Inner Touch.  Credentialing support provided, though those already credentialed with insurances are preferred. Minimum Qualifications: Licensure as ...
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Each month, the Research Council Steering Committee features an APNA member. This month, we are featuring Dr. Kayla Herbell! Link to OSU website: https://nursing.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/kayla-herbell Biography Dr. Kayla Herbell is an assistant professor in the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children, and Youth at The Ohio State University (OSU). Dr. Herbell implements a two-generation health approach in her research, meaning, outcomes of interest center on whole-family health for parents with children in residential treatment. Residential treatment are long term psychiatric facilities in which children reside for an average of one ...
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Good day! I am curious to inquire what Psych NPs in private practice do when they suspect an ASD diagnosis.  Have you made this diagnosis off a clinical exam or refer to neuropsychological testing, which I was I usually do?  Obviously, I tell patients what I suspect, educate, and then prescribe medictions to treat co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, and irritability with use of our standard treatments (SSRIs, anti-psychotics, mood stabilizers).  There seems to be a large number of adults coming forward w concerns for ASD, and obviously ADHD (which I see as entirely problematic in relation to increased stimulant use and prescribing during the pandemic).  ...
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Looking for information from any in-school based PMHNP's. How this system works? Consents? Average salary? etc...I am currently looking at a job that will be created just for me to begin in the school system comprised of about 10 schools.
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Hello All! I am recruiting for a qualitative research study exploring experiences of parents/caregivers of youth who have had a suicide crises. For adolescents, parents are the facilitators of care but their role and experiences are not well understood. I want to get a wide variety of parents and other caregivers as possible and not simply report on a single experience, so I would appreciate it if people would distribute information about the study to clients, parents/caregivers of clients, or other groups that may be interested and able to help me to get a broad understanding of the topic. I've attached our research flyer, but briefly the study is 45-60 minute ...
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Good morning all! Resurgia Health solutions is currently seeking to expand our psychiatric practice. Right now, we are a house call program. We have been working through telehealth visits until recently and now we are making our way back into the field. Our territory is quite large (Columbus to Savannah) with our major concentration right now being the Atlanta metro area. Right now, we are looking for another psychiatric nurse practitioner to help with medication management of our geriatric dementia patients as well as those who are homebound and suffer from mental illness (usually depression and anxiety). We will also expand our practice to include a physical ...
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Hello, My name is Igor Grechukha. I am looking for any possible contacts for clinical placements and hours. I am a PMHNP student and located in Columbus OH area and looking to start my hours in the next 7 or so weeks.  Any information of leads would greatly be appreciated. Thank You
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Each month, the Research Council Steering Committee features an article written by an APNA member. This month we are featuring an article by Ruth Palan Lopez, Karen M. Rose, Lauren Kenney, Victoria Sanborn, and Jennifer Duncan Davis titled, Managing Shame: A Grounded Theory of How Stigma Manifests in Families Living With Dementia. Article Highlight:  In the United States, dementia is the fifth leading cause of death for people age 65 years and older. We interviewed 13 family caregivers and used qualitative methods to explore how stigma related to dementia may negatively impact diagnosis, treatment and access to services. Check out the article ...
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