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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163207
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Vermont Psychiatric Mental Health APRNs: Workforce Analysis
Author(s):
Laskowski, Cheryl; Palumbo, Mary Val
Author Details:
Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Nursing, Burlington, Vermont, USA, email: cheryl.laskowski@uvm.edu; Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN
Abstract:
Purpose: This study attempts to describe the PMH APRN workforce in a small rural state. Theoretical Framework: As providers who bridge the gap between "looking with" and "looking at" (Shea, 1998), PMH APRNs are uniquely situated to impact mental health access in rural states. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A mailed questionnaire, included in re-licensure materials, was sent to all Vermont APRNs. A response rate of 62% from 299 APRNs included 37 (12 % of full VT APRN sample) who reported working as a PMH APRN in Vermont. The workforce questionnaire included questions on demographics, education, current position, intention to leave and willingness to accept Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement. Reliability was not determined; content validity was established by expert panel review. Analysis was limited to descriptive statistics. Results: Compared to the full sample of Vermont APRNs, as a group, PMH APRNs are older (53yo; 49yo), include more men (> 13%; 9%) and have more post baccalaureate education (> 94%; 75%). 51% of the PMH APRN sample stated that they worked in more than one position. Seventy percent of respondents identified patient care as their major activity. While 11 Vermont counties had at least one PMH APRN in practice, 40% of respondents worked in one of two denser populated counties. A higher percentage of PMH APRNs (16%) indicated that they were likely to leave their primary position in the next 12 months compared to > 11% of the full sample. Most (83%) participated in Medicaid and accepted new patients; slightly less participated in Medicare (70%). Conclusions and Implications: As specialists in mental health assessment (looking at) and empathic therapeutic interventions (looking with), PMH APRNs are uniquely situated to help address the shortage of rural mental health care providers; however, few are currently practicing and the current workforce is aging.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleVermont Psychiatric Mental Health APRNs: Workforce Analysisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaskowski, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalumbo, Mary Valen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Nursing, Burlington, Vermont, USA, email: cheryl.laskowski@uvm.edu; Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163207-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study attempts to describe the PMH APRN workforce in a small rural state. Theoretical Framework: As providers who bridge the gap between "looking with" and "looking at" (Shea, 1998), PMH APRNs are uniquely situated to impact mental health access in rural states. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A mailed questionnaire, included in re-licensure materials, was sent to all Vermont APRNs. A response rate of 62% from 299 APRNs included 37 (12 % of full VT APRN sample) who reported working as a PMH APRN in Vermont. The workforce questionnaire included questions on demographics, education, current position, intention to leave and willingness to accept Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement. Reliability was not determined; content validity was established by expert panel review. Analysis was limited to descriptive statistics. Results: Compared to the full sample of Vermont APRNs, as a group, PMH APRNs are older (53yo; 49yo), include more men (> 13%; 9%) and have more post baccalaureate education (> 94%; 75%). 51% of the PMH APRN sample stated that they worked in more than one position. Seventy percent of respondents identified patient care as their major activity. While 11 Vermont counties had at least one PMH APRN in practice, 40% of respondents worked in one of two denser populated counties. A higher percentage of PMH APRNs (16%) indicated that they were likely to leave their primary position in the next 12 months compared to > 11% of the full sample. Most (83%) participated in Medicaid and accepted new patients; slightly less participated in Medicare (70%). Conclusions and Implications: As specialists in mental health assessment (looking at) and empathic therapeutic interventions (looking with), PMH APRNs are uniquely situated to help address the shortage of rural mental health care providers; however, few are currently practicing and the current workforce is aging.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:19Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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