3011: Social Networking for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses
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3011:  Social Networking for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses
Social networking has the ability to provide education, foster advocacy, and influence mental health policy. Developing guidelines that comply with practice acts, promote professionalism, and maintain privacy are imperative for psychiatric mental health nurses. This session presents an overview of social media outlets and impact, reviews published position statements from other disciplines, and recommends best practices for professional use.

 

Speakers: Jaclyn Engelsher, MSN, FNP-BC, DOM; Tanitha Moncier, FNP

Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. Inappropriate language may be used for educational purposes in this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Examine different social media outlets and their implications in psychiatric and mental health nursing.
2. Review position statements from healthcare disciplines and specialties.
3. Propose social media guidelines that comply with practice acts, promote professionalism, and maintain work-life privacy for the psychiatric mental health nurse.

 

Key words:  social networking, professional networks, social media

 

Continuing Nursing Education
.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, October 21, 2011: 11:15am 12:00pm
Practice & Research Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013

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