News & Events

Welcome to the News section where we will keep you up-to-date on the ISPN news and events.


Call for Award Nominations is open. The deadline is March 5, 2018. Click here to submit a nomination.


Call for Board and Committee Nominations is open. The deadline is February 6, 2018. Click here for the Nomination Form. Click here for the Consent to Serve Form.


Registration for ISPN's Annual Conference is now open. Click here to register now. 

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing is pleased to alert you to the following upcoming special issues that are planned for the journal. View the special issues here.

ISPN signed on to a letter with the Nursing Community Coalition responding to the AMA's call latest strategy that would reverse access to care. Read the letter here

ISPN sent a letter to AMA in response to AMA's Call for Action that would impede non-physician providers, including Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, from practicing to the full extent of their licensure. Read the letter here.

ISPN signed three letters in November in support of legislation addressing addiction treatmenttelehealth, and polycystic ovary syndrome disorder. Read the letters here.

Dr. Ukamaka Oruche, with the Dean of Indiana University School of Nursing Dr. Robin Newhouse, published a podcast on how the IU School of Nursing is helping to address the mental health provider crisis in Indiana. Click here to hear their conversation.

Dr. Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Past President of ISPN (2011-2013) was awarded a $1.1 million grant. Click here for more information about this grant.

Four Members Inducted as Fellows into AAN

Behavioral Healthcare Integration: Principles and Application - A White Paper & Framework for NursingClick here to view the abstract. 

This month's ISPN Member Spotlight is on Dr. Jane Neese , North Carolina, who is also a member of the ISPN Nominating Committee. Click here to read more

Dr. Theodora Sirota has accepted a position as Associate Dean in the School of Health and Natural Sciences and Chair of the Nursing Department, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT.

ISPN signed on in support of S 1106 and HR 1651 The National Nurse Act of 2017Read the letter here (PDF)
For more information, visit (6/8/17)

Reflections on the Manchester Pop Concert Bombing (PDF)

Read ISPN's letters to the House and Senate leadership voicing concerns about proposed budget cuts to mental health care.
ISPN response to House budget (3/20/17)  •  ISPN response to Senate budget (3/20/17)

ISPN sent a letter to Congress joining the ANA's opposition to the recently released American Health Care Act (AHCA) as written.(3/17/17)  Read the letter here.

AMERSA Call for Abstracts due May 19, 2017. For more information, click here.

The ISPN Mentoring Initiative Navigator Program, or IMIN, is a capacity building project started in 2014 and sponsored by the ISPN Membership Committee. IMIN is designed to facilitate leadership succession planning by welcoming new members and first-time conference attendees. They are, in turn, connected with a seasoned ISPN member. The seasoned ISPN member who volunteers to mentor through participation in IMIN shares time with the new member that may include meeting for coffee, planning dinner, and  introducing the new member to the wider network of ISPN members. The mentor/mentee model can be implemented any way and for any length of time the dyad decides - some have the occasional check in by email while others offer structured telephone clinical supervision. IMIN is a voluntary program for all as well as a pathway to quickly connect new members with the larger organization.
Download complete information here.  Download the IMIN application here (PDF), also available in Word format.

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.

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

Janssen Global - Early Intervention in Schizophrenia -

Call for applications for the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program - More info here

National Nurses Week - May 6-12, 2016. The ISPN Board thanks you for your continued involvement and investment in the profession, and your hard work as you continue to make a difference each day in the lives of our consumers, families, and communities.
The history of Nurses Week

Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN & Reflective Practice Implementation , by Gwen D Sherwood and Sara Horton-Deutsch (ISPN past president), won second place in the Professional Issues category of the American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of the Year Awards. In this second book following their highly regarded book Reflective Practice, the authors focus on reflective learning as a catalyst for transforming traditional organizations and environments, making a strong case that the way organizations incorporate change into their culture or processes ultimately affects sustainability.

ISPN Two-Minute Education Survey
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HHS Peer Reviewer Opportunities
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