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    Maximizing Therapeutic Interactions and Energizing Self-Care

    by Christine Karczewski, ARNP Earlier today I was behind a bus with an educational ad which said, “Reach Higher.” What a great metaphor for what we do and for life in general! And in order to reach higher, often, we must go deeper. As Psychiatric ARNPs, we form connections with those who are suffering emotionally, [...]

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  • Seeking nominations
  • Change in dues payment dates
  • Congratulations to Tatiana Sadak
  • 2013 Fall Legislative Update
  • Government Relations: Legislative Wrap-up
  • Spring Conference Photos
  • Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
    • About this WebZine

      This is the WebZine of the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. Check back frequently for organizational news, announcements, and features.

      This webzine is published using free, open source tools and will become the archive of AAPPN publications.

      December 7, 2008 is the initial date of web publication.

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    Seeking nominations

    The vision and direction of AAPPN come directly from the membership. YOU make this a vital, dynamic association. Would you ...

    Change in dues payment dates

    In order to streamline our bookkeeping and better manage our funds, the Executive Committee has approved a proposal to establish ...

    Congratulations to Tatiana Sadak

    Big congratulations to AAPPN member Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN, who has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty ...

    2013 Fall Legislative Update

    by Leslie Emerick, AAPPN lobbyist Affordable Care Act goes into effect in WA State On October 1, 2013 the new health care ...

    Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

    A record 142 participants attended the AAPPN Spring Conference, “Psychopharmacology with a Twist: Prescribing from All Angles,” at the Bell ...

    Conference Highlights on the Principles of Drug-Drug Interactions

    (Presented by Karen Hansen, PharmD, MS) Submitted by Jana Purdy, ARNP Serotonin Syndrome 1. Myoclonus and hyperreflexia are most diagnostic 2. Serotonin Syndrome includes ...

    A year of change

    By Po Karczewski, ARNP Greetings to my fellow members of AAPPN. I’m Po Karczewski, and I’m pleased to be the AAPPN president for this year, a year that is bringing considerable change to our organization and to the health care system in general. Within AAPPN we have made a transition to Judith Jones from Connie [...]

    In Memoriam: Lois Price-Spratlen

    LOIS PRICE-SPRATLEN DECEMBER 31, 1931 – MARCH 30, 2013 Dr. Lois Price Spratlen died on March 30, 2013 at The Terraces Healthcare Center (Skyline at First Hill) from complications of multiple myeloma. She is survived by a loving family that includes her husband of nearly 61 years, Thaddeus H. Spratlen, five children (Pamela, Patricia, Paula, [...]

    Government Relations: Legislative Wrap-up

    Dear AAPPN Membership: Here is the Fall 2013 Legislative Summary prepared by Leslie Emerick, our legislative lobbyist. At the end of this year’s legislative session, I officially stepped down as the Chair of the Legislative/Governmental Relations Committee. After one and half years serving as both co-chair and then chair, it is has provided me with [...]

    2013 Fall Legislative Update

    by Leslie Emerick, AAPPN lobbyist Affordable Care Act goes into effect in WA State On October 1, 2013 the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened in Washington State. Actual insurance services begin on Jan. 1, 2013. There were some early glitches in the system, mainly attributed to the tremendous interest in [...]

    “Who’s there for the ARNP”? AAPPN or NCQAC?

    By Donna Poole “If the NCQAC is there for the public, who is there for the nurse”? The AAPPN retreat usually engenders warm camaraderie and is a comfortable place to get to know colleagues.  Last year, at Harmony Hill,  we started out with a spirited discussion about a presentation at AAPPN’s annual spring conference by [...]