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Karan Kverno, Kate Kozeniewski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Workforce shortages in mental health care are especially relevant to rural communities. People often turn to their primary care providers for mental healthcare services, yet primary care providers indicate that more education is needed to fill this role. Rural primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) are ideal candidates for educational enhancement. Online programs allow NPs to continue living and working in their communities while developing the competencies to provide comprehensive and integrated mental healthcare services...
September 10, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Mary T Weber, Kathleen R Delaney, Diane Snow
Since the introduction of the revised National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies and Population Focused Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Competencies, a national forum took place to hear from many PMHNP program directors in the field comparing how they have integrated the lifespan competencies and the master's (MS)/or doctor of nurse practice (DNP) essentials into their curriculum. In this paper, we will report first on the major areas of change in the structure and content of the PMHNP-lifespan curriculum as well as the comments made by many faculty from across the country as to challenges and innovative strategies used to meet these challenges...
June 2016: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Jeffrey Tebbs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Victoria Soltis-Jarrett
The notion of patient-centered care has long been linked with nursing practice since Florence Nightingale. The discipline of nursing is focused on the holistic care of individuals, families, and communities in times of sickness and/or health. However, in psychiatric-mental health nursing, the concepts of mental health and psychiatric illness still remain marginalized in our health care delivery systems, as well as in nursing education, knowledge development, and practice. Even with the concept of patient-centered homes, acute and primary care providers are reluctant to embrace care of those with psychiatric illness in their respective settings...
June 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Alexander de Nesnera, Diane E Allen
Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) are assuming increasing clinical responsibilities in the treatment of individuals with mental illness as the shortage of psychiatrists and their maldistribution continues to persist in the United States. States vary widely in their statutes and administrative rules delineating PMHNP's scope of practice. This column describes the legislative process of incremental changes in New Hampshire statute and rules changes over the past 15 years that have significantly expanded PMHNP's ability to treat individuals with mental illnesses in the state mental health system...
May 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Caroline E Stephens, Melodee Harris, Bill Buron
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) must be prepared to care for the rapidly increasing numbers of older adults with mental health needs. All 363 graduate nursing programs in the United States were surveyed regarding the nature and extent of geropsychiatric nursing (GPN) content across program curricula and their perceptions of the influence that the APRN Consensus Model has exerted on preparing the next generation of APRNs to meet the growing needs of the older adult population. Of the 202 schools responding, 138 reported GPN content in one or more clinical programs, with the majority of content in non-PMHNP programs...
November 2015: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Ann P Caughill, Denise Dunford
The goal of excellence in nursing education has led to efforts to recruit students into baccalaureate and graduate programs. Additionally, a need exists to prepare practitioners to meet the mental health needs of health care recipients, including veterans. As a strategy for meeting these objectives, educators from an urban private college proposed a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program. This program was developed in response to an identified need in the community for improved mental health services...
2015: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Grace B Hubbard
PURPOSE: To discuss the teaching/learning strategy of customized role play to enhance psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students' entry level competency. CONCLUSIONS: Customized role play facilitates application of new content, understanding of the patient's experience, and assessment of skill deficits. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: New PMHNP graduates have entry level proficiency across the life span with a range of psychotherapeutic interventions...
April 2014: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Karen Farchaus Stein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2012: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Mary Weber, Kathleen R Delaney, Kathleen T McCoy, Diane Snow, Margaret Rhoads Scharf, Margaret H Brackley
Education of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is undergoing massive change, partially driven by practice requirements and national certification changes, the development of new nurse practitioner competencies, and the development of the graduate quality and safety in nursing (QSEN) competencies. We are in the middle of a paradigm shift of expectations, not only just from these new competencies but also from the context of care and the impact PMHNP graduates will have on policy and health care delivery in the future...
October 2012: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Lynette Alber, Leslie Augustus, Shauna Hahn, John Penkert, Rebecca Sauer, Janiece Desocio
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional survey research elicited self-perceptions of role competence from practicing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) and new PMHNP graduates. OBJECTIVES: Examine relationships between PMHNP perceptions of competence, prior basic-level nursing experience, and years of PMHNP practice. STUDY DESIGN: Self-ratings of competence were elicited by a questionnaire designed from Benner's model. The relationship between prior nursing experience and perceptions of competence was examined by chi-square analysis...
April 2009: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Elizabeth LeCuyer, Janiece DeSocio, Michael Brody, Robert Schlick, Renee' Menkens
In the summer of 2004, the faculty in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) Program at Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing began the redesign of an objective-based curriculum to a competency-based curriculum. The competencies were based on the 2003 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) PMHNP competencies. This article describes the background and rationale for the curriculum redesign, the transition process, our resulting set of curriculum competencies, associated learning strategies, and some of the barriers and benefits we encountered...
June 2009: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Amy G Barnard
Providing culturally sensitive psychiatric-mental health nursing care to Native Americans requires a unique set of understandings. Traditional tribal customs and beliefs, historical events of the past 500 years, and acculturation and enculturation have affected Native Americans' health and well-being. In 2004, I had the opportunity to practice as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner with a Native American tribe in the southwestern United States. This article describes the lessons I learned while practicing on the reservation and suggests ways other non-Native American practitioners can best serve this population...
May 2007: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Mary T Weber, Diane Snow
TOPIC: The prevalence of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation is significant in primary care settings across the country. Nonpsychiatric nurse practitioners must be able to recognize symptoms of common psychiatric disorders, know how to treat less complex mental illnesses, and know when to refer to psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs). PURPOSE: This article describes the course content, assignments, and teaching strategies used in a clinical core course in the nurse practitioner (NP) curriculum that is required for all NP majors at the University of Texas at Arlington...
November 2006: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Pamela Bjorklund
During the decade of the 1990s, health care reform, market forces, population needs, new knowledge in neuroscience and changes in advanced practice regulation provided the impetus for the development of the role of the psychiatric nurse practitioner. Debate about issues of role, scope of practice, educational preparation, titling, and credentialing for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse (APPN) of the future intensified as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) proceeded with its controversial decision to develop a certification examination for the psychiatric nurse practitioner-in advance of consensus among advanced practice psychiatric nurses about those widely debated issues...
April 2003: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
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