Victoria Soltis-Jarrett Hosts First Conference as ISPN President in Atlanta

Soltis-Jarrett from right to left: Soltis-Jarrett, Carter, and Parrish

Clinical Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health APA Coordinator Victoria Soltis-Jarrett presided over her first International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) Annual Conference in March 2012.

Soltis-Jarrett, who began her tenure as President-Elect in 2010, was inducted as President at the ISPN Annual Conference in Tuscan, AZ, last April. This year, at the ISPN 14th Annual Conference held in Atlanta, March 27-31, 2012, Soltis-Jarrett welcomed more than 200 attendees, including keynote speaker and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

Mrs. Carter delivered the keynote address, “The Carter Center Mental Health Care Initiatives – National and International.” The conference theme was “Innovation, Integration, and Transformation of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for the 21st Century.” Solits-Jarrett was joined by the ISPN’s new President-Elect, Evelyn Parrish, PhD, APRN, Professor and Coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University.