Psychiatric Nursing New Orleans, LA • April 29 - May 2, 2018
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In 2018, The Psychiatric Nursing Conferences returns to New Orleans  in order to provide clinicians with a comprehensive program.

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Overview

  • Two Preconferences address current clinical challenges and treatments, based on recent research.
    • Preconference A: “Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders,” focuses on the psychopharmacologic treatment of mood disorders based on their neurobiological and psychophysiological characteristics.
    • Preconference B: “Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity,” provides a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.
  • A mix and match approach to 15 Concurrent Sessions that offer updates in the areas of schizophrenia, sleep disorders, dementia, autism, opioid management and eating disorders among other topics of interest.
  • A faculty of experts in psychiatric nursing care, who enthusiastically invite interaction and discussion to enhance your learning experience. Interesting cases and clinical challenges will offer insight into possible approaches and fresh perspectives.

New Orleans, LA

The birthplace of Jazz and festive home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans provides an exciting, colorful setting. Stroll through the picturesque French Quarter and view quaint Italian courtyards, sculpted fountains and sprawling Victorian mansions. Venture to Bourbon Street, the historic center of the French Quarter, known for its lively music, folklore, mystery and iconic architecture as well as its famous night life.

Objectives

This conference will enable the experienced clinician to:

  • Explore current evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of a variety of psychiatric illnesses, including treatment dementia, autism, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and eating disorders.
  • Define the role of compassion and the importance of leadership and professional engagement in psychiatric nursing.
  • Examine emerging fields in mental health such as the relationship between depression and the gut and the latest on prescribing opiates and psychostimulants.
  • Identify competencies to assess suicide, sexual and aggressive behaviors in dementia and dissociative disorders.

 

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators/Directors
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Educators/Instructors
  • Nurse Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Private Practitioners/Consultants
  • Social Workers
  • Staff/Charge Nurses

Conference Program

Sunday, April 29

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

DSM 5 and Translation to Practice (Rx =.25)
Paul Clements, PhD, MSN, DF-IAFN

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

8:00 AM

The Neurobiology of Mood Disorders
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

9:15

Refreshment Break

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

9:30 AM

Refreshment Break

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

9:30 AM

The Spectrum of Care: Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression and Mania (Rx = 1 hr.)
Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

9:45 AM

Differentiating the Clusters - Q&D (Rx = .25) - Faculty Panel
Pamela Marcus, MS, APRN/PMH-BC

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

10:30 AM

“But It Has Always Worked Before”: Lithium Actions and Markers for Response (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

11:30

Lunch on Your Own

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

12:45 PM

A Common Special Case: Psychopharmacologic Treatment Choices for Mood Disorders in Pregnant Women (Rx = 1 hr.)
Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

1:15 PM

Perils and Pitfalls of Related Behaviors
Pamela Marcus, MS, APRN/PMH-BC
Paul Clements, PhD, MSN, DF-IAFN

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

1:45 PM

Ketamine: Potential Successes and Significant Limitations (Rx = .75 hr.)
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

2:30

Break

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

2:45 PM

Refreshment Break

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

2:45 PM

Untangling the Web: Differentiating and Treating Complex Mood Variations (Rx = 1 hr.)
Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

3:00 PM

Strategies for Cognitive Intervention and Behavioral Management - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Pamela Marcus, MS, APRN/PMH-BC
Paul Clements, PhD, MSN, DF-IAFN

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

3:45 PM

Dysregulated Circuitry: The Case for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Rx = .75 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

This Preconference will provide a foundational overview of the etiology of a diagnosis of personality disorder within the parameters of the DSM 5.  Information will be geared toward translation of scientific evidence to clinical practice in a variety of settings.  Clinical challenges will be examined within a framework of changing the lens from one of reactivity to proactivity.

Objectives:

  • Define personality traits and personality disorders as presented by DSM - 5
  • Examine the foundations of challenging behaviors as methods of maladaptive communication and coping.
  • Identify the behavioral and thought patterns of the Personality Disorders, based on DSM - 5 definitions
  • Establish proactive approaches for behavioral manifestations that can be both disturbing and challenging

 

5:00 PM

Adjourn

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Neurobiological and psychophysiological understandings of mood disorders and response to psychopharmacologic treatment continue to advance.  It is essential the engaged clinician stay abreast of current research and its application to clinical practice.  In this case-based Preconference, examples will address the spectrum of treatment in mood disorders, including depression, mania, specific information related to women, treatment refractory disorders, and other treatment alternatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Preconference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current advances in neurobiology of mood disorders.
  • Identify symptoms, methods of assessment, and best practice in treatment selection.
  • Discuss the underpinnings of treatment refractory states and possible approaches in treatment.
  • Explore alternative treatments and referrals for treatment of mood disorders.

 

5:00 PM

Adjourn

Monday, April 30

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00

Out of the Box: Combat Stress Services on the Frontlines of Afghanistan
Sandra Mallisham, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC

8:45

Compassion through the Historical Lens of Mental Health Nursing
Anne Troy, RN, MN, FNP-BC, SANE, PhD Candidate

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:00

Living Stigma: Understanding and Working with the Impaired Professional
Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC

10:45

Everyday Legal Concerns for the PMH Nurse - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Keith Hovey, JD, BSN, RN

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Using the Evidence: Suicide Assessment Competencies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Pamela Marcus, MS, APRN/PMH-BC

2:15

Update: Recent Advances in Dementia (Rx = .5 hr.)
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:15

Is Your Patient a Criminal or Is the Criminal Your Patient? (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Paul Clements, PhD, MSN, DF-IAFN

4:30

Adjourn

Tuesday, May 1

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Dissociative Disorders: Myths, Truths and Treatment (Rx = .25 hr.)
Sattaria Dilks , DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

#12 Early Intervention in Psychosis: Understanding the Protective Actions of Antipsychotic in Schizophrenia (Rx = 1.0 hr.)
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

#13 Pitfalls of Electronic Communications in Practice
Keith Hovey, JD, BSN, RN

9:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#22 Motivational Interviewing – “A Way of Being” Part 1
Sandra Mallisham, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC

#23 Sleep Disorders: How to Catch Some ZZZZ’s (Rx = 1 hr.)
Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

#21 Manner Mechanism and Cause of Death
Anne Troy, RN, MN, FNP-BC, SANE, PhD Candidate

11:00

Session Change

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#32 Motivational Interviewing – “A Way of Being” Part 2
Sandra Mallisham, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC

#33 Prescribing Buprenorphine (Rx = 1 hr.)
Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC

#31 Anxiously Awaited: Update on Neurobiology and Personalized Treatment (of Anxiety Disorders) (Rx = .5 hrs.)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#42 Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan
Michelle McGuire, PsyD

#43 It Really IS All In Your Head: Genomically-Informed Management of Pain (Rx = 1 hr.)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

#41 Gender Based Violence in Natural Disasters
Anne Troy, RN, MN, FNP-BC, SANE, PhD Candidate

3:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#52 The Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Michelle McGuire, PsyD

#53 The Many Shapes, Sizes and Colors of Psychostimulants (Rx = 1 hr.)
Patti Varley, MN, APRN, BC

#51 Vitamin B Supplementation: What’s the Right Choice for Your Patients? (Rx = 1 hr.)
Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

5:00

Adjourn

Wednesday, May 2

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Acting with Urgency: Leadership for Psychiatric Nursing
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

8:45

Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders (Rx = .25 hr.)
Sattaria Dilks , DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

The Emerging Field of Psychobiotics: Depression, the Brain and the Gut (Rx = 1 hr.)
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

10:30

The Multi-generations and their Mental Health - Q&D (Rx = .25 hrs.)
Patti Varley, MN, APRN, BC

11:45

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Paul Thomas Clements PhD, MSN, DF-IAFN
Associate Clinical Professor
Coordinator – Forensic Trends in Healthcare Certificate Online
Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sattaria Dilks DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Professor and Co-Coordinator
Graduate Nursing Department
McNeese State University
Director, PMHNP Program
Intercollegiate Consortium for Masters in Nursing
Lake Charles, Louisiana


Josh Hamilton DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Dean and Professor
Engelstad School of Health Sciences
College of Southern Nevada
Chief Clinical Officer
The Hamilton Group LLC
Las Vegas, Nevada

Keith L. Hovey JD, BSN, RN
Attorney - Of Counsel
Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.

Michelle Knapp DNP, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York, New York

Laura G. Leahy DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC
Family Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse
Master Clinician in Psychopharmacology
Founder, APNSolutions, LLC, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey

Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Sandra Mallisham RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric/MH Nurse Practitioner-BC
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Pamela E. Marcus MS, APRN/PMH-BC
Nurse Psychotherapist, Private Practice
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Professor of Nursing
Prince George's Community College
Largo, Maryland

Michelle McGuire PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director/Owner: Creative Behavioral Connections, LLC
Lead Faculty/Area Chair, Psychology Department
Adjunct Faculty, Masters in Counseling Program
University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Clinical Director/Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care - CBOCS
Chief Nurse, Mental Health and Telephone Linked Care
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California San Francisco
Chair, Board of Directors, Pro-ACT, Inc.
Pacifica, California

Anne D. Troy RN, MN, FNP-BC, SANE, PhD Candidate
Associate Professor and Pediatric Forensic Nurse Practitioner
University of Holy Cross and Children’s Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

Patti A. Varley MN, APRN, BC
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Children's Hospital
Clinical Faculty, School of Nursing
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

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PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$265.00

Regular Registration Fee

$295.00

Preconference B: Personality Disorders: Changing the Lens from Reactivity to Proactivity

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$265.00

Regular Registration Fee

$295.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$555.00

$425.00

Regular Registration Fee

$595.00

$425.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$395.00

 

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PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
New Orleans, LA           April 29 - May 2

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