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Nursing Updates in Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
October 12 - 19, 2019

14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Anna was born and raised in Mississippi but has resided in TN for 15 years. She has lived in Jackson, TN for the last ten years. Anna is married and has four children. She also has two dogs, a Chinese Pug and an English Bulldog (we like diversity ). Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and reading. She is also loves music and enjoys attending concerts

Anna has Medical experience as a registered nurse -ICU and Cardiology. Anna also had experience in Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse outpatient and inpatient facilities. Specialized populations include chronically mentally ill, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and geriatrics.

Currently, Anna works at Unity Psychiatric Care facility in Martin, TN where she provides care to geriatric patients with psychiatric disorders-primarily dementia related. Additionally, in June 2018 she opened a private practice named iMind Mental Health and Wellness. She provides both traditional and integrative medicine services at her clinic.

Anna decided to purse private practice because she identified a need for more mental health services and wanted to have an opportunity to serve people in need. God put this calling on my heart several months ago and I am so blessed to have the ability to make a difference in the lives of so many. I look forward to growing my clinic and providing mental health services that will invoke positive changes that result in improving the quality of life for my patients.

Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, BSN, MSN, MS, CARN, RN

Dr. Kim Hutchinson is an advance practice clinical nurse specialist and faculty consultant. Professional work involves the revision of varied multimedia-based content for face-to-face, telephone, webinars, review text publication seminars that support success for psychiatric mental health nurses in acquiring board certification (BC).

These credentials verify attainment of knowledge and skills in this specific clinical service area that go beyond state-level licensure. Dr. Hutchinson is involved in professional membership activities in psychiatric mental health and addictions nursing which includes service at board of director levels. She has facilitated numerous didactic presentations, and has developed curricula content, papers and new practices.

Dr. Hutchinson has worked in nursing since 1976 in roles as clinician, university faculty, researcher, expert, author, test item developer, consultant, and speaker. Recognition and awards have been earned from colleagues across local, national, and international practice regions.
BSN: 1977
MSN: 1980
EdD: 1996
MS: 2003

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Essentials in the Diagnosis and Treatment in the Pediatric Population: ADD/ADHD, Bipolar and Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  2. The Role of Mineral Deficiencies in Depression
  3. Psychiatric uses of CBD Oil
  4. The Aging Brain: Preserving Brain Health
  5. Managing Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
  6. Binge Eating Disorder: Diagnosis and Management
  7. Frankenstein Matters: Lessons from Ago and Lessons from Today
  8. Linking Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma-Informed Healthcare Practices
  9. Enhancing Your Knowledge: Enhancing Your Profession
  10. Describing a Targeted Training for Emergency Department Nurses Who Encounter Behavioral Health Crises
  11. Application of the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health in Inpatient Settings
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sat Oct 12 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Oct 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 14 Roatan, Honduras
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 15 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 16 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 17 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 18 Cococay, The Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 19 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean Itinerary Map
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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