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Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Nurses (Achievements and awards)
Nurses (Appointments, resignations and dismissals)
Pub Date: 03/22/2009
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Spring, 2009 Source Volume: 72 Source Issue: 1
Product: Product Code: 8043100 Nurses NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners SIC Code: 8049 Offices of health practitioners, not elsewhere classified
Persons: Named Person: Adams, Susie; Pollock, Brian D.; Jacob, Susan
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 197809920
Full Text: Susie Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP, recently received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2008 Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. Adams was recognized for her contributions in developing one of the first Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs in the nation; implementing distance learning strategies for building a workforce of PMHNPs in rural areas; consulting to other schools developing PMHNP programs including the University of Eastern Kentucky, Winston-Salem State University, NC, and the Louisiana Consortium of Nursing; and mentoring to more than 300 PMHNP students and alumni since 1997.


Brian D. Pollock, RN, was honored as a Janssen Scholar at the same APNA ceremony. This highly competitive national scholarship is given to 15 undergraduate and 15 graduate nursing students interested in psychiatric mental health nursing. The Janssen Scholarship Program seeks to encourage involvement in patient and nurse advocacy, expand concepts related to professional nursing organizations, and help students better understand the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse. The scholarship paid for the awardees to attend the APNA Annual Convention in Minneapolis in October 2008. They will also get the opportunity to work with an APNA faculty mentor. Pollock, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner alumnus from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be mentored as a future leader in the psychiatric mental health nursing field through APNA.

Susan Jacob, PhD, RN, was recently appointed to serve a two-year term on the American Nurses Association's Subcommittee on Pearl McIver Public Health Nurse Award. The Subcommittee reviews all nominations for the award and recommends a nominee for endorsement by the Committee on Honorary Awards and approval by the ANA Board of Directors.

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