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Healthcare Organization Website Review
Evidence-based practice is the integration of research and clinical expertise, which will allow the patient to have more information and evidence to make their preference on their healthcare decisions (Bartol, 2019). The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a professional membership organization that provides education, resources, collaboration, and much more to the psychiatric nursing field. The APNA advocates for mental health through collaboration with consumer groups to promote evidence-based advances in recovery-focused assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of persons with mental illness and substance use disorders (APNA, 2020). Under the continuing education tap, the association encourages evidence-based programs and has multiple links for these programs in psychiatric-mental health nursing and provides different topics for individuals to learn about.
Evidence-Based Practice Utilization
The APNA nursing organization website clearly shows how important evidence-based practice is within this community. The website shows evidence-based practices through education modules in the APNA eLearning center, conferences, publications, and academic journal. Continuing education on the website is focused on evidenced-based practice and research along with two annual conferences. The publications and academic journal focus is on providing resources for practice-related topics to mental health nursing (APNA, 2020).
Ground of EBP
While going through the APNA website, you can easily tell the organization is grounded in evidence-based practice and wants individuals to be led to EBP research and education. The APNA is an accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC, 2020).
Perception of Healthcare Organization
The information I received during this discussion proves the APNA relies on evidence-based practices. The organization has created an educational platform for mental health nursing professionals to find up to date evidence-based practices. This organization will be asset for many students, nurses, and providers throughout their career and I highly recommend it.