Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services


Print ISSN: 0279-3695
Online ISSN: 1938-2413

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services is a monthly, peer-reviewed magazine for mental health nurses in a variety of community and institutional settings. For more than 50 years, the Journal has provided the most up-to-date, practical information available for today’s psychosocial nurse, including short contributions about psychopharmacology, mental health care of older adults, and child/adolescent disorders and issues. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

• Monthly feature, “Clip & Save: Drug Chart,” a one-page resource of up-to-date information on current medications for various psychiatric illnesses
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Articles posted online just 2 months after acceptance
• Continuing Nursing Education credits available each month

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

  • Current Issue
  • October 2014
  • Volume 52 · Issue 10
Table of Contents
Guest Editorial

Simulation in Psychiatric Nursing Education

Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, MS, RN; Siobhan Smyth, RPN, MSc; Evelyn Byrne, RGN, MSc



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save: Drug Chart

FDA-Approved Drugs to Treat Sleep Disorders


Suvorexant: A Novel Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

Sleep Problems in Children: An Overlooked Factor in Evaluating Behavior

Tina Haney, DNP, CNS, RN; Karen M. Kott, PhD, PT

CNE Quiz

How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in this Issue

CNE Article

Teaching Communication and Therapeutic Relationship Skills to Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Peer Mentorship Simulation Approach

Leslie W. Miles, DNP, APRN; Linda Mabey, DNP, APRN; Sarah Leggett, RN, BSN; Katie Stansfield, RN, BSN

CNE Article

Hearing Distressing Voices Clinical Simulation: “Life Changing” Experiences of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Students

Diane Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE; Ciara Levine, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Janet Smith, MSN, MBA, RN, PMHCNS-BC

CNE Article

Creating a Simulated Mental Health Ward: Lessons Learned

Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, MS, RN; Kathleen Musker, PhD, RN; Siobhan Smyth, RPN, MSc; Evelyn Byrne, RGN, MSc; Catherine Maney, EdD(c), MS, RN; Kristen Selig, MS, RN; Trish Jones-Bendel, MSN, RN

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz