Archana Paul (October 19)

MN, RN; Assistant Professor, York University

Presenting on: Tuesday October 19

Session Title: From clinical to online placement: a perception of nursing students’ competency in mental health

Session description: Due to the cancellation of face-to-face clinical placement, a weekly structured online mental health clinical teaching and learning methodology was developed to prepare nursing students for entry to practice mental health and addiction competencies based on the national framework provided by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nursing (CFMHN).

Learning Objectives:

1.Describe methods of teaching online mental health clinical practicum
2.Identify recommendations

Speaker Biography:  Archana Paul is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at York University. In 2005, she received a Master of Nursing Science (Psychiatric Nursing) from India and has practiced as a Registered nurse (RN) in India and Canada over the last 20 years. She also works as an RN at Humber River Hospital’s Mental Health Crisis Unit where she utilizes leading edge technology and psychotherapeutic interventions which is grounded in evidence-based practice while ensuring client safety. She is inspired daily by the work nurses undertake with an increasingly complex acute population requiring interventions based on evidence and thus producing positive outcomes. In her current role as an Assistant Professor, she shares her knowledge and expertise to teach undergraduate students. She is motivated in shaping and harnessing future nursing leaders that demonstrate clinical excellence.