3024: The Experience of PMHNP Programs in Preparing Graduates to Care for Patients across the Lifespan; Embracing Change: Using the Theory of Structural Empowerment to Develop a Family PMHNP Curriculum
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3024:  The Experience of PMHNP Programs in Preparing Graduates to Care for Patients across the Lifespan; Embracing Change: Using the Theory of Structural Empowerment to Develop a Family PMHNP Curriculum


This presentation will summarize information from five graduate psychiatric nursing programs across the US about how they are preparing PMHNP graduates to care for patients of all ages. Presentation will discuss PMHCNS programs that are changing to a PMHNP focus as well as PMHNP programs that have expanded their focus from children or adults to include patients across the lifespan. Presentation will discuss how lifespan content is addressed in both coursework and clinical training.


Responding to the 2008 Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty began creating a lifespan curriculum to meet evolving needs of students and PMHNPs. The Theory of Structural Empowerment, including the constructs of opportunity, structure of power, access to resources, information and support, guided program development. This presentation highlights the process to optimize faculty success.

 

Speakers: Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS;  Susie Adams PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP; Susan Blaakman, PhD, APRN-BC;  Holly Brown, MS, RN, NPP, PMHCS-BC

 

Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify common challenges faced by graduate psychiatric nursing programs implementing lifespan PMHNP preparation.
2. Describe resources that can be used by graduate programs transitioning to lifespan PMHNP preparation.
3. Identify the constructs of the Theory of Structural Empowerment, including opportunity, structure of power, access to resources, information and support, as well as formal/informal power.
4. Apply theory constructs as one way to guide PMH faculty efforts in curriculum development and to enhance faculty/program success.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Mini Concurrent Sessions on Graduate Education
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
October 1, 2015

 

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.