The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses

8th Annual Fall Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Conference

  • 11/16/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch, New Jersey
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  • Open to student members and fully retired members
  • Registration for Saturday

Registration is closed

Pre Dinner Cocktail Hour November 15, 2019 from 5pm-6pm

Register for the Reception  hosted by RWJBarnabas  HERE 

Awards Dinner: Friday November 15, 2019 at 6 pm 

Register for the Awards Dinner HERE

Conference: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Register for the Conference HERE

Ocean Place Resort

1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740


To provide the learning population with an understanding and knowledge of legislative issues and innovations in psychiatric mental health practice and implications for practice in all settings.


  • Review current APN legislation and practice implications
  • Understand updated treatment of addictive disorders
  • Identify indications for use of esketamine for treatment of psychiatric disorders 
  • Identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of aggressive patients

Target Audience:

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Psychiatric APN Graduate Students, Psychiatric Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Counselors

Awards Dinner: Friday November 15, 2019 at 6 pm 

Agenda Saturday November 16, 2019

 8:30 – 9:00 am:   REGISTRATION / Breakfast and Exhibits

 9:00 – 9:10 am:   Welcome – Kathleen Prendergast, APN – President

 9:10 -10:40 am: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Carolyn Torre RN, MA, APN, FAANP 

                            "APN Legislation -What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You"

10:40-11:15 am: Break/Exhibits 

11:15-12:30 am: Robert White APN 

                           “Addiction Treatment Update” and “Esketamine: What to Expect”  

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch / Exhibitors

 1:30   - 2:30 pm: Annette Allegra APN –

                            “Management of the Aggressive Patient in the ED”

 2:30 - 3:30 pm: PMHNP Poster Presenters Introductions and Poster Discussion

 3:30 - 3:45 pm: Break/ Exhibitions

 3:45 - 4:45 pm: General Business Meeting

 4:45 – 5:00pm: Wrap and Evaluations

Successful Completion: 

Criteria for awarding contact hours:  A post-test will be given. The entire session must be attended and all requirements must be met to receive creditThere is no commercial support for this program.

Approval Statement  

This activity is approved for 3.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.66 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 19093912. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies

Saturday Breakfast and Lunch will be served





  Ocean Place Resort and Spa

Ocean Place Resort & Spa is the premier beachfront resort on the New Jersey shore. Set on a magnificent stretch of beach in Long Branch, New Jersey, the resort offers the ultimate salt-spray getaway with ease of access, panoramic ocean views, and enhanced amenities. 
  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, with whirlpools
  • Deluxe Fitness Center, with state-of-the-art PreCor circuit, cardiovascular equipment, and weights
  • Full-service European spa, featuring 15 treatment rooms, massage services, and salon amenities
  • Nearby championship golf, at several area courses
  • Exciting recreational activities, including biking, water sports, and boating and sailing excursions
  • Sumptuous onsite restaurants, serving a delectable menu of eclectic American fare
  • Dry cleaning, so you can look your best
  • Digital Media and Business Service Center, with copy, fax, and printer capabilities
  • Gift shop, with an extensive selection of apparel, snacks, and sodas
  • Beach locker rooms, towel, chair and umbrella service (seasonal)
Escape from everyday life, and retreat to Ocean Place Resort & Spa- an elegant oasis of white sand beaches, gentle breezes, and enchanting waterfront vistas.


There is a block of 25 discounted rooms at Ocean Place. To Reserve a room at the Ocean Place, please call 732 571 4000 and ask for Block Book Society Of Psychiatric APNs Conference on November 15-16 

If the conference is cancelled by SPAPN, you will receive a full refund.

If a registration is cancelled more than 14 days prior to the event, refunds will be issued minus the non-refundable deposit of 25%.  If a cancellation is made less than 14 days out, the full amount is still due. At this point, preparations have been made for you to attend. Policy exceptions due to unforeseen tragedy or serious circumstances  will be considered on an individual basis. “No-Shows” will not receive a refund.



Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

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