The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses 
             of the 
New Jersey State Nurses Association

fostering excellence in professional practice






Keynote:  Mary T. Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC

"What Brainy Nurses Need to Know: 

Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology and Brain Stimulation"

Approved for 7.3 contact hours 2.6 of which are pharmacology 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Friday Eve Annual Awards Dinner

Rx Pharm CE: "Opiates: Epidemic & Overdoses” – Laura Leahy, DrNP, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP

Dinner and Fri Program FREE for Members

Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners:

Nurse Leadership Award:   Colleen Birkhofer, APN, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year:  Rick Pessagno, DNP, APN, FAANP

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Excellence:  Dorothy A. Borresen, PhD, APN, PMHNP-BC

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The Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

Founded in 1972, SPAPN was the first professional nursing body in the country to certify clinical nurse specialists in psychiatric nursing. Today, the Society includes all psychiatric advanced practice nurses, both psychiatric nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in advanced practice nursing. The Society continues to advocate and lobby for psychiatric advanced practice nurses in practicing to the fullest scope of their training and education, upholding the standards of excellence for psychiatric mental-health nursing and to promote the delivery of high quality professional care to clients, their families and the community.

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Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses
of the New Jersey State Nurses Association
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2694
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