Life With Mental Illness Recovery programs support consumers on their journeys.

This article is from our Board member: Kay Bensing, RN, MA, MJ 
Educational Consultant & Healthcare Writer

Life With Mental Illness

Recovery programs support consumers on their journeys.

To view the Course Outline and take the test online, click here

For a printer-friendly version of the exam you can print out, complete and mail in to ADVANCE, click here.

Learning Scope #366 
1 contact hour 
Expires Aug. 29, 2013

You can earn 1 contact hour of continuing education credit in three ways: 1) For immediate results and certificate; take the test online; grade and certificate are available immediately after taking the test. 2) Mail your completed exam (or a photocopy) along with the $8 fee (check or credit card) to ADVANCE for Nurses, Learning Scope, 2900 Horizon Dr., King of Prussia, PA 19406. 3) Fax the completed exam to 610-278-1426. If faxing or mailing, allow 30 days to receive certificate or notice of failure. A certificate of credit will be awarded to participants who achieve a passing grade of 70 percent or better.

Merion Matters, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (No. 008-0-07), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Merion Matters Inc. is also approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (No. 13230) and by the Florida Board of Nursing (No. 3298). 

The goal of this CE is to provide nurses with information and resources about the recovery model of mental illness they can share with mental health consumers, families/friends, healthcare professionals and the public. After reading this article, you will be able to:

1. Define and discuss the recovery model in the management of mental illness.
2. Describe how stigma remains a barrier to the public's understanding and support of recovery in mental illness.
3. Identify three resources nurses can share with consumers, families and healthcare professionals that support the recovery model of mental illness.

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Corey Rogers