positive social change and a beacon of light for the multimillions who suffer

Positive social change and a beacon of light for the

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positive social change and a beacon of light for the multimillion’s who suffer with mental illness all over the world. Step 3: Professional Organizations I will become an active member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) as I feel this is this is the best fit as I pursue a career as a PMHNP. “The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be
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the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders and their more than 12,500 members are connected with a dynamic community of psychiatric mental health nurses, exceptional resources and programs, and opportunities to advance the PMH nursing profession[ CITATION Ame19 \l 1033 ]. As a full time, student I can join for $25.00 or if I join after completing my PMHNP program the yearly fee is $135.00 or $12.50/month. Without being a member, you have access to their Resource Center which is a collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses. From position papers to graduate school listings to a wealth of links to other relevant websites, the resource center is your first access point for information on your nursing specialty[ CITATION Ame19 \l 1033 ], I will defiantly utilize this while I complete my MSN. Once and active member I will have access to ample continuing education, relevant to my field and publications to help me stay current with Scope and Standard of practice. Lastly, I will have an opportunity to be active an active member of the APNA by getting involved in one of the many the committees or councils, I am interested in working with children and adolescents once I become a PMHNP so I feel council that will be the best fit for me will be the APNA Child & Adolescent Council. Goals for APNA Child & Adolescent Council, “The APNA Child and Adolescent Council will work collaboratively to respond to membership's questions or concerns about best practice, current policy and procedures. The council will provide input to the board on all thing’s child and adolescent, acknowledge APNA members who are positive role models for Child & Adolescent nursing practice and suggest avenues for APNA to provide and maintain a strong national presence. Key initiatives include: promoting evidence- based practice, research, education, practice and policy effecting children, adolescents and their
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families [ CITATION Ame19 \l 1033 ]. Maybe one day after becoming a committed and compassionate PMHNP and an active member with APNA I will humbly earn the Ann M. Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award. Conclusion Now I have built my academic success plan, I can actualize my success in my journey to becoming an MSN. I have established a stable academic and professional network that has already proven to be a solid foundation. I have identified academic resources and strategies that will assure my success, such as time management and utilizing the Walden writing center. I have
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