Valerie Seney

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Community

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2021Regis CollegePMHNP
2020Endicott CollegePhD
2007UMass DartmouthRN
2004UMass DartmouthMA psychology
2000Bridgewater State UniversityBA Psychology

Teaching

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Professional Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Health Assessment

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A course to prepare first-year nursing students for the demands of higher education and foster the development of a professional nursing identity. The course promotes academic success and social development by fostering personal and academic goal setting, evaluating personal learning styles, and developing successful study strategies. Students will gain or improve study techniques and strategies, research literacy, time management skills, organizational skills, speaking and writing skills, personal development, interpersonal skills, career goals, appreciation for cultural diversity, and orientation to university resources and services.

Introduces learners to the theoretical concepts that promote health in persons across the life span with brain disorders. Nursing interventions that support and promote the mental health of individuals, groups and communities toward health and shape therapeutic environments will be identified and explored. The ANA Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice (2009) will guide the planning and evaluation of expected outcomes of care.

Experiential learning course designed to complement the theoretical concepts presented in NUR 340 focusing on persons, families and groups with brain disorders across the life span. Various mental health sites in the area will be selected for placement. Students will observe and practice diverse interventions that promote an individual¿s mental health, guide them in their mental health care, and help to shape a therapeutic environment. Clinical settings, which treat individuals of all ages with severe and persistent mental illness, will be selected. Current ANA Scope and Standards of Psychiatric ¿ Mental Health Nursing practice in a multidisciplinary team will guide the planning and evaluation of expected outcomes of care.

Experiential learning course designed to complement the theoretical concepts presented in NUR 340 focusing on persons, families and groups with brain disorders across the life span. Various mental health sites in the area will be selected for placement. Students will observe and practice diverse interventions that promote an individual¿s mental health, guide them in their mental health care, and help to shape a therapeutic environment. Clinical settings, which treat individuals of all ages with severe and persistent mental illness, will be selected. Current ANA Scope and Standards of Psychiatric ¿ Mental Health Nursing practice in a multidisciplinary team will guide the planning and evaluation of expected outcomes of care.

Research

Research Interests

  • Mental Health caregivers
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nurse burnout related to stress
  • Emotional response to restraints of pediatric patients

Select publications

  • Seney, V; Insana, J.; Alberto, A. & Hay, J. (2020).
    Development of Opioid Education Training for Pediatric Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
    Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 33, 141-147.
  • Hay, J., Seney, V., Nappe, H., Alberto, A, & Lundsten, K. (2017).
    Rapid Response Team: Development and Implementation in a Pediatric Psychiatric Hospital
    American Nurse Today, 12, 47-48.
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