Release Date: 12/15/2022
Expiration Date: 12/15/2024
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2021.
Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.
Instructions to Complete This NCPD Program
To receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD contact hours for this program, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the program evaluation. If an assessment is included in the content, you will need to have 75% of the answers correct in order to pass the assessment. You will also have unlimited retakes on the assessment.
NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this program, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.
Step 1: Enroll in the program through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The program should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). Select the shopping cart and choose "check out." You will receive a confirmation email with a link back to this program after your transaction.
Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.
Step 3: Retrieve the certificate. After completing all content items, you will earn a certificate. You can save or print it. Certificates are also stored in your Learning Center Profile.
Youth mental health is a major health issue globally, and poor mental health is linked to meager academic performance, inferior health outcomes and increased risk for suicide and substance abuse. Early intervention, mental health promotion and prevention techniques have been shown to have positive outcomes for youth (Crawford et al., 2015). Many nurses feel ill prepared to intervene with mental health problems due to lack of mental health education (Crawford et al., 2015). Presenters will share the fundamentals of youth mental health disorder recognition and management with participants. Participants will be informed how to recognize, react and understand the signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The participants will learn interventions to connect youth struggling with mental health/substance use issues with the appropriate care. Facilitators will share information regarding locations for youth mental health first aid certification training.
As a result of participating in this educational program, learners will be able to:
- Describe three signs of mental illness and substance disorders.
- Identify one resource for mental health care.
- Describe one way you might feel prepared to manage those struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.
- Gain the information to locate youth mental health first aid training.
This continuing education program is a practice, skill, and knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.
Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, CSN, CNE
The College of New Jersey
Tami Jakubowski, DNP, CPNP-PC, CSN
The College of New Jersey
Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.
The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning program.
Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.