Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in This Issue


3.1 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at To obtain contact hours you must:

  1. Read the following articles, carefully noting any tables and other illustrative materials that are included to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content. Be sure to keep track of the amount of time (number of minutes) you spend reading the article and completing the quiz.

    • Sexting: Serious Problems for Youth

      Nancy R. Ahern, RN, PhD; and Brandy Mechling, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC,on pages 22–30.

      Use of Seclusion: Finding the Voice of the Patient to Influence Practice

      Kristine M. Faschingbauer, RN, BSN; Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, PhD, APRN, BC; and Wendy Tempel, RN, BSN,on pages 32–38.

      Educating Law Enforcement Officers about Mental Illness: Nurses as Teachers

      Jeannine S. Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH,on pages 39–45.

  2. Read and answer each question on the quiz on page 46. After completing all of the questions, compare your answers to those provided within this issue. If you have incorrect answers, return to the article for further study.

  3. Go to the Villanova website listed above to register for contact hour credit. You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card number for payment of the $20.00 fee. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated.

This activity is valid for continuing education credit until June 30, 2015.

Contact Hours

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity Objectives

  1. Explore factors specific to today’s adolescent population that can influence the prevalence and outcomes of sexting behavior.

  2. Identify the results of a phenomenological study of midwestern U.S. psychiatric inpatients that looked at the experience of seclusion (without physical restraint).

  3. Describe a nurse-led educational initiative to educate inner city law enforcement officers about mental illness with the goal of maintaining officer, individual, and community safety.

Disclosure Statements

Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.


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