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9th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and
18th Annual Conference

The Future Is Now:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Leading, Advocating, Practicing, and Educating
April 12-16, 2016  •  Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Student Poster Abstract Submission is open!
The general abstract submission is now closed.
Student Posters Only: Deadline is September 30, 2015.

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Thank you for joining us in Seattle for the 2015 ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference!

Looking to the Future: Interprofessional Relationships, and
Collaborations in Mental Health
March 24-28, 2015  •  The Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington

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ISPN Self Care Room Video
2015 Award Winners

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Continuing Education Opportunity for ISPN members: Cases in Binge Eating Disorder
1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity. Designated for 0.3 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Expiration date: July 28, 2016. http://rmei.realcme.com/cms/node/611407

Click here to access the Continuing Education Opportunities

 

 

 

McNelis to be FAAN
ISPN is proud to announce that ISPN member (Indiana) Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, CNE, Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and Editor of ISPN Connections Newsletter, has been selected as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. She will be inducted at the Academy's annual policy conference October 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. Congratulations, Angie!

 

 

 

The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Foundation is currently accepting applications for its two Research grants and Conference Travel Scholarships. Current and new ISPN members and students are eligible to apply. Please click here for information and application instructions. Application deadline is November 14, 2015.

 

 

 

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHNP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has been named to the fifth class of Macy Faculty Scholars.
Dr. Giscombé will develop the Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Mental Health Equity to engage pre-professional students in curricula and service-learning activities to promote integration of community-based strategies while targeting social determinants of health and policy change. The Interprofessional Leadership Institute will also enhance workforce diversity (in partnership with Racial/Ethnic Minority-Serving Colleges/Universities) while facilitating educational innovations to eliminate mental health disparities.
Macy Faculty Scholars engage in activities to enhance their career as an educator, as well as pursuing a mentored educational innovation project at their home institution.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, New York, is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.

 

 

 

ISPN Bylaws Revisions Approved: The ISPN membership overwhelmingly approved revised bylaws on May 28, 2015. The ISPN Board formally approved the bylaws revisions at its June 4, 2015, Board meeting.
Read the revised bylaws here.

 

 

 

Three new or updated ISPN white papers examine children and mental health:  Rights of Children Receiving Psychiatric and Substance Disorder Treatment; Youth Violence and Violence Prevention; and Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Juvenile Justice. View them here.

 

 

 

HHS Peer Reviewer Opportunities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently recruiting individuals who are interested in being peer reviewers for our upcoming grant review season. Specifically, our focus is to identify individuals with expertise in the integration of primary care – including HIV care, with mental and substance use disorders treatment. Go to ISPN Members site for full details.

 

 

 

New Substance Use Assessment Series available from Symptom Media,  a strategic alliance of ISPN. Five new training films address treatment of the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

 

 

 

Symptom Media New Releases:
Mental Health Education and Training Film Library; check out their new releases: DSM 5 Guided First Responder Series.

 

 

 

Your ISPN Members at Work!

Our own ISPN Member, Sean P. Murphy, was featured on "Inside Higher Ed" June 18, 2014.  Check out his enlightening article about his switch from English PhD to Psych Nurse.  Read Article Here

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Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingThe 2014 Edition of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Now Available!
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice articulates the essentials of psychiatric-mental health nursing at multiple levels and settings. It reflects the diverse activities in which general and advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses are engaged and serves them in their clinical practice, education, research, and community service.

Special thanks to the Task Force composed of psychiatric-mental health nurses from ISPN and APNA who reviewed and updated the publication.

    Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN - APNA Co -Chair, Catherine Kane, PhD, RN, FAAN - ISPN Co-Chair, Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIM, Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN, Amanda DuWick, BSN, BC-RN, Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA, B, Kay Foland, PhD, MSN, RN, Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, CNS, DNSc, Susan Krupnick, MSN , PMHCNS-BC, ANP, C-PRE, Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Sue Odegarden, MA, MS, BSN, R, Peggy Plunkett, MSN, PMHCNS, APRN, Diane Snow, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CAR, Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-B, Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, FAAN

To order, and for special ISPN pricing, log into the ISPN Members Only Section

 

 

 

Disruptive Behaviors in Nursing Practice and Education by Karen M. Stanley, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC - Download the PDF (233K)

 

 

 

ANCC implemented new professional development renewal requirements on January 1, 2014
All candidates submitting a renewal application must complete Category 1 (75 continuing education hours) plus one additional category. All advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) must include at least 25 of the 75 continuing education hours in pharmacotherapeutics to fulfill their Category 1 requirement.

 

 

 

ISPN and Symptom Media NEW Strategic Alliance
ISPN and Symptom Media are working together to provide a great product to ISPN members. For more information, visit the ISPN Strategic Alliances page and visit Symptom Media the Annual Conference.

 

 

 

LACE

Visit the ISPN members only section of the website to listen to the Report of the ISPN/APNA Task Force on Licensure, Accreditation, Credentialing, and Education (LACE) Panel presentation from the 2011 Annual Conference in Tucson.

 

 

CNS Prescriptive Authority by State (PDF)

 

 

 

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