Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner “Healing is not the outcome of an interaction between expert and a problem; it requires a relationship between two whole human beings who bring to a situation of suffering the full power of their combined humanity and all of it’s potential. When this happens many things that cannot be cured […]
“Healing is not the outcome of an interaction between expert and a problem; it requires a relationship between two whole human beings who bring to a situation of suffering the full power of their combined humanity and all of it’s potential. When this happens many things that cannot be cured can still heal” – Rachel Naomi-Remen
Jessica earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas followed by over a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse in various roles and psychiatric settings. Her passion for the art and science of nursing led her to pursue a Masters of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through UAMS. She currently serves as the Secretary for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Arkansas Chapter.
Jessica’s experience includes medication management across the life span in the community mental health and outpatient settings, faculty in the UAMS graduate nursing program, and provider for the UAMS student wellness program. Jessica’s philosophy as a nurse practitioner is that true healing and recovery comes from a holistic approach and makes self care and overall wellness a priority for herself and in her practice. Her study focus in the DNP program is yoga and mental health. She holds a 200 hour registered yoga instructor certification with the Yoga Alliance as well as a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy certification. She says that her greatest joys are spending time with her husband and 2 children, family, and friends; getting out in nature; cooking an amazing meal from scratch; traveling; and last but not least, the gift of generosity through service work and community involvement.