3 Tips for PMHNP Educators
Dr. Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, recently highlighted virtual teaching strategies developed by PMHNP faculty at the University of Texas Health School of Nursing in San Antonio. Marta Vives, DNP, RN, PMHNP, Cynthia Linkes, DNP, MSN-CNS, RN, CPHQ, CCM, and Mark Soucy, PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP, developed three tips for teaching psychotherapy to PMHNP students in the virtual classroom. This work is showcased on the Educator Blog by ATI, APEA's partner in nursing education solutions. Together, APEA and ATI provide a full complement of resources for undergraduate through graduate nursing programs.
Whether you teach nurse practitioner students the 3Ps or your focus is on nurse practitioner students studying psychotherapy, you can learn from recent research on teaching in the virtual classroom. While the pandemic has forced us all to get creative in the virtual world, many have wondered whether their methods are truly best practices. How can we know for sure that our efforts will be successful in developing competent, practice-ready nurse practitioners? Those questions make the research of the dedicated educators at the University of Texas Health (San Antonio) School of Nursing that much more important. Their evidence-based insights will reassure you whether you’re taking the appropriate steps toward ensuring your students’ success. As a nationally certified family nurse practitioner and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, I’m always eager to discover evidence-based research to support my teaching efforts. I’ll be referring the article to my fellow educators so they can rely on what others have already found to be successful.
— Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Advanced Practice Education Associates