Welcome to the VACPN Blog!
Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses - VACPN
Welcome to the VACPN Blog!

Updates on Members

EMU article about Irma Mahone

Horizon Welcomes State Nursing Conference

Horizon Welcomes State Nursing Conference

Damien Cabezas gave the welcoming address at the Fall Conference for the Virginia Association for Community Psychiatric Nurses was held in Lynchburg in early November.  The co-presidents, Jen Phelps and Crystal Hicks, are both proud Horizon nurses who ensured that Horizon and its services were featured prominently.  

VBON appointment

VACPN Nurse Jen Phelps appointed to Virginia board of Nursing.

Kirk Morton gets article pulblished in March issue of Journal of Psychosocial Nursing!

Hey everyone.  Please congratulate our very own Kirk Morton on his article, entitled “Adherence Challenges and Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Treatment in Patients with Schizophrenia” published in the March issue of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing.  Hummmm….. a speaker for the fall perhaps?  J  Happy for you, Kirk!
Lisa Babilon RN BC

Irma Mahone has a APNA eLearning course available.

Irma Mahone 
Research Assistant Professor at University of Virginia SON

Irma has a on-line training available on the APNA's eLearning course.

2011: Decision making in medication choice:  An emerging best practice in mental health.

This is available for both APNA members and Non-members.

I did not know how to post this to our website or linkedin, so I am sending to you to post. She was with Colonial CSB for many years.

HAMPTON - Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Joan Dolores Scrimo Palumbo passed away into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After much suffering here on Earth she was called home. Joan peacefully passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, after long and courageous battles with breast cancer and multiple myeloma.
Joan was a native of Canton, Ohio; she graduated from Central Catholic High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from Colonial Services Board in 2006 after 20 years of faithful, caring service.