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     mental health nurses in
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10th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 19th Annual Conference

10th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and
19th Annual Conference

The Future of Mental Health Practice:
Connect.  Collaborate.  Differentiate.

March 7-11, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards


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The Nursing Community Group, of which ISPN is a member, developed and circulated the following letter to President-elects Transition Team with the signatures of 60 Nursing Organizations. Click here for the letter.

Dec 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) providing clinical care in the Veterans Health Administration. The rule grants three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but does not include certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The VA has provided an additional 30-day comment period on full practice authority for CRNAs.

2017 ISPN Call for Board and Committee Nominations - ISPN is seeking nominations for the Board and Committee positions of:

Congratulations to Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, AAN Living LegendCongratulations to Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, AAN Living Legend
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Dr. Jill Bormann - her research was profiled in the August edition of "O" magazine. Read more here.

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...a strategic alliance of ISPN, has released new
training tools in its online mental health education
and training library:
      “Depression Assessment Series”
      "Gun Safety Assessment Series,"
      “New Substance Use Assessment Series”
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PsychU, improving mental health care...together

ISPN is now a Supporting Organization of PsychU,, a free online community and resource library for mental health professionals.
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