Jeanette Rossetti, an associate professor from the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been chosen to serve on the newly formed American Psychiatric Nurses Association Child and Adolescent Council.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve on the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Child and Adolescent Council,” Rossetti said. “I have been a psychiatric nurse for over 25 years and have specialized in the area of adolescent psychiatric nursing.”
The newly established APNA Child and Adolescent Council for 2010-2011 will work collaboratively to respond to membership’s questions or concerns about best practice, current policy and procedures.
The council will advise the board on all things child and adolescent, acknowledge APNA members who are positive role models for Child & Adolescent nursing practice and identify avenues for APNA to provide and maintain a strong national presence.
Being a member on the APNA Child and Adolescent Council will give Rossetti the opportunity to work with other psychiatric nurses from across the country and focus on promoting evidence-based practice, research, education and practice and policy effecting children, adolescents and their families.
“Advocating for the rights of the mentally ill is a passion of mine,” Rossetti said. “My colleague, Kathy Musker, also from the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and I are currently conducting a research study focusing on the rights of patients in psychiatric hospitals. Being selected to serve on this council gives me the opportunity to advocate for patient rights on a national level.”