3031: A Community Partnership Approach to Enhancing Psychiatric Nursing Education: Results of a Demonstration Project
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3031:  A Community Partnership Approach to Enhancing Psychiatric Nursing Education:  Results of a Demonstration Project
Nursing schools, psychiatric facilities, and community mental health providers in Houston have collaborated to create an enhanced psychiatric nursing clinical rotation model that is based on the client’s “journey.” Implemented to date at two schools of nursing, this session will provide a description of the collaborative process, an overview of the model, and findings from both student and staff evaluations.

 

Speakers:  Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN-BC, NEA-BC, BSN, MS; Shana Westerfield, RN, PhD, MBA, MS, MEd, PMHNP-BC; Sheila Harvin, RN, CNS, BSN, MSN, PhD Candidate

Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. 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. Identify the essential elements in forming an educator/provider partnership to enhance the clinical experience.
2. Describe the structure and elements of a “client journey-based” psychiatric clinical rotation.
3. Identify the challenges and benefits of providing an enhanced psychiatric nursing rotation.

 

Key words:  education, clinical rotation, collaboration

 

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, October 21, 2011: 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Undergraduate Education Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014

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