How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading This Issue
3.4 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 https://villanova.gosignmeup.com/dev_students.asp?action=browse&main=Nursing+Journals&misc=564. To obtain contact hours you must:
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.
- Appreciative Inquiry: A Research Tool for Mental Health ServicesJulia L. Hennessy, RN, FCNANZ; and Frances Hughes, RN, DNurs, ONZM, FACMHN, FNZCMHN, on pages 34–40.
- Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans’ Health Care Needs and Their Underuse of Health Care Resources: Implications for Psychiatric-Mental Health NursesUchenna Nworah, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Lene Symes, PhD, RN; Anne Young, EdD, RN; and Rae Langford, EdD, RN, on pages 42–49.
- Black Southern Rural Adolescents’ HIV Stigma, Denial, and Misconceptions and Implications for HIV PreventionKendra Piper, MPH; Comfort Enah, PhD, RN; and Melanie Daniel, MSN, RN, on pages 50–56.
Read and answer each question on the quiz. 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.
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 May 31, 2016.
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.
Define appreciative inquiry.
Discuss the benefits to identifying successes as well as failures in any system.
Identify facilitators of and barriers to health care seeking among Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans.
Discuss interventions that will enhance health care seeking and use of services offered to Veterans through Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
Describe factors found in the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Southern African American rural adolescents.
Examine HIV denial, stigma, and misconceptions and their relationship to the spread of HIV/AIDS among Southern African American rural adolescents.
Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.