Psychiatric Nursing Workforce Summit

Photos of the 2017 Psychiatric Nursing Summit.

The theme for the 2018 Psychiatric Nursing Summit is Current & Future Workforce Issues in Education, Practice and Policy.

BHECN and UNMC College of Nursing will host the 3rd Annual Psychiatric Nursing Workforce Summit on Sept. 12, 2018, at the Scott Conference Center.

Presentations will focus on the workforce issues in education, practice and policy related to psychiatric nursing in Nebraska. This year the sessions will all happen in the main presentation room, and community partners will have information tables located in the lobby area.

View full agenda-click here.

The keynote presenter, Michael Rice, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN is an international expert on psychiatric mental health education, service delivery and policy. See bio on the right.

"Developing Nebraska's psychiatric nursing workforce is of critical importance in addressing behavioral health workforce shortages in our state,” said BHECN Director Howard Liu, M.D. “We look forward to sharing strategies and new ideas to advance workforce development in this area.”

View 2018 Summit Presentations:

Keynote Address: Building Data-Driven Policy Guidelines: Establishing an Agenda for National Psychiatric Mental Healthcare
Michael Rice, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, Endowed Chair, Professor and Co-Director of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing

Addressing Substance Misuse as a National and Nebraska Issue: Psychiatric Nursing Education, Practice & Policy Perspectives

Treating Pain from a Biophysical Perspective: Impact of the New Pain Treatment Guidelines
Tom Guck, Ph.D., Professor, School of Medicine, Creighton University

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Education and Practice Perspectives Panel
Tina Vest, MSN, APRN-NP; Ken Zoucha, MD; Mark Darby, MSN, BSN, RN, APRN FNP-C

Update on the Nebraska Psychiatric Nursing WorkforceSheri Dawson, RN

Integrated Care Using the Collaborative Model
Margaret P. Emerson, DNP, APRN-NP

S-BIRT Screening for Substance Misuse in Primary and Specialty Care: Education and Practice Perspectives
Christine Chasek, Ph.D., LIMHP, LADC, LCP

Fostering Resilience: Self-Care for Psychiatric Nurses
Maggie Milner, BSN, MSW

Perspectives on Progress/Next StepsGail Stuart, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


View 2017 Psychiatric Nursing Workforce Summit Presentations

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