Annual Nursing Research and Practice Symposium

Featuring Mertie L. Potter

Date Thursday, April 24, 2014
5–9 p.m.
Location Bethel University
Directions Get directions and parking information to Bethel University.
Cost Free. Optional 3 CEUs available for RN attendees for $10
Registration Register online or register at the door on April 24.

Rent a booth at the symposium by registering your vendor online by March 28.

Event Description

Keynote Speaker

Mertie L. Potter, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Clinical Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions; Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Valley Counseling Association, Nashua, NH

Bringing Hope to a Suffering World

This presentation examines challenges and opportunities nurses face when providing psychiatric-mental health care to individuals in a variety of settings. Numerous changes have occurred in the past few years, and in particular, during this past year. Many individuals diagnosed with mental illness and their caregivers suffer due to the pervasive impact of mental illness. Nurses are in a unique position to bring hope to these individuals on local, regional, national, and international levels.

Schedule

5-6 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Mertie L. Potter, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Clinical Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions; Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Valley Counseling Association, Nashua, NH

6-7:30 p.m. Interactive poster presentations and healthcare agency and organization vendors

7:40-8:30 p.m. Attend one of the concurrent sessions listed below

Same and Different: Culturally Informed Approaches to a Mental Health Care Situation
Moderator: Allan Dahl, MA, RN; Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University

Panel participants: Mai Neng Lee-Xiong, MA, RN; Shennika R. Sudduth, MA; Furtu Anotta, BSN, RN

Mental Health Issues in Non-Psychiatric Settings
Elizabeth Peterson, D.Min, RN; Professor and Department Chair of Nursing, Bethel University
Ese Famati, BSN, RN-BC; Graduate Student, Bethel University

Use of Essential Oils and Massage in Clinical Practice
David Cheesebrow, MAPA, MA, RN; Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University

Postpartum Depression - More Than Just The Blues
Julie Ann Vingers, Ph.D., RN, CNM; Assistant Professor of Nursing, Bethel University

Health Policy Impact on Mental Health and Nursing
James J. "Jim" Abeler II, Dr. of Chiropractic, Minnesota House of Representatives

Acute Psychiatric Services: What it is We Really Do
Robin Petersen, BSN, RN; Graduate Student, Bethel University

3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for RN attendees for a fee of $10 if they attend the keynote, concurrent and interactive poster presentation sessions.

Resources

View the symposium's resources online.

Questions?

If you have questions contact Rita Haglund at r-haglund@bethel.edu or 651.638.6110.