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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Michael Rice

Six extremely deserving individuals were recently honored at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) 24th Annual Conference held October 13 – 16 in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the distinguished winners was University of Nebraska Medical Center Professor, Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Education.

Rice, a graduate of UNMC College of Nursing, also serves as the Associate Director of the Nebraska Behavioral Health Education Center, a joint venture between the UNMC College of Medicine and the state of Nebraska which aims to increase the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska through the use of interdisciplinary education. As a professor at UNMC, Rice uses interactive technology to bring education to nurses in rural areas; work that has earned Rice many accolades from colleagues and students including Nebraska’s Outstanding Teacher Award presented earlier this year in addition to APNA’s Award of Excellence in Education.

The Kim Foundation warmly congratulates Michael Rice for his achievements and thanks him for exemplifying the art of teaching! To learn more about Micheal, click here.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a resource for psychiatric mental health nursing. A professional organization with 7,000 members, it is committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health, and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.