*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
This module is supported by a fund of the NC AHEC Program Office.
Nurses have consistently been voted by the public as the most trusted profession. With this trust comes the opportunity to become leaders in assisting our patients and the community become the healthiest they can be. But what about our own desire to be the healthiest we can be?
This module will provide information about current nursing initiatives, such as Healthy Nurse, Health Nation and NC Action Coalition plan to develop culture of health for nurses.
Connie C. Mele, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NE-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
Having worked in Community Health since 1979, with a concentration in Behavioral Health, she has been focused on improving the quality of care for persons with mental disorders and substance use. She has held various positions over the years as a staff nurse, nurse manager, Director of Nursing, Faculty Member, Program Director and Department Director.
In July of 2015 she was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship for Senior Public Health Nurses to address the Culture of Health not only for our communities but for nurses as well. This fellowship also includes working closely with the NC Action Coalition of the Future of Nursing Program. She chairs the Culture of Health committee and has developed a Culture of Health Workshop for nurses. Also, as part of the RWJ program she developed a post- partum depression screening program for women who receive WIC services in Mecklenburg County.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from UNCC and did all of her course work in substance abuse. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and as an Advanced Practice Certified Addictions Nurse. She is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and is certified as a Nurse Executive.
Participants will be able to develop a self care plan to help improve their health.
This module is supported by a fund offered through the NC AHEC Program Office.
Release Date: February 6, 2020
Valid Thru: February 4, 2022