Talented and qualified board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner driven to build strong relationships with patients and their families. Acts as a patient advocate to achieve best possible outcomes. Adept at assessing chronically mentally ill adult patients, as well as providing medication management and care coordination. Experienced working with dual diagnosed patients and assisting in providing holistic care.
Diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan
Communicate effectively with the treatment team
Able to communicate effectively with collaborating physician
PMHNP-BC, 03/2016 to Current Ozark Center – Joplin, MO
Provide assessment, diagnosis and
medication management in both an outpatient setting as well as
in a substance abuse outpatient office and residential treatment center. Formulate treatment plans and coordinate care with therapists, case managers and physicians. Provide evidence-based research to
support treatment decisions.
Order and review necessary diagnostics tests indicated for
treatment. Complete appropriate
documentation related to each individual client encounter on the AVATAR system.
Student- Clinical Practicum, 01/2015 to 12/2015 Ozark Center – Joplin, MO
Clinical Practicum was completed at various locations at the Ozark Center. Completed 260 hours at an adult outpatient clinic and through a substance treatment program. Completed 50 hours at inpatient/crisis, 100 hours with the pediatric population and 100 hours with the geriatric population. Completed 100 individual therapy hours and 50 hours of group therapy hours. Clinical hours completed with both physicians and nurse practitioners. Completed full
initial psychiatric evaluations, resulting in development of initial diagnosis and treatment plan.
Provided evidence-based research to support treatment
decisions. Worked collaboratively
with other members of the treatment team. Participated in
individual and group therapy. Completed appropriate
documentation for each client.
Master of Science: Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2015 University of Missouri Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2013 Southwest Baptist University/St. John's College of Nursing - Springfield, MO
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2009 Southwest Baptist University/St. John's College of Nursing - Springfield, MO
ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner issued 2016
Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner State of Missouri 2009030211