PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER

October 2017 - Present

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) Nichole sees patients independently and offers many of the same services as a medical doctor, yet combines both medical and nursing perspectives.


Nichole's specialty areas include Mood Disorders, Women’s Mental Health, Addictions Medicine, ADHD, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Pain, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders.


Nichole sees adults (age 18+) for Mental Health & Wellness Consulting.


 Nichole's practice style is one of collaboration with patients and she focuses on teaching, health promotion, integrative care, and lifestyle management. She incorporates brief therapy into her work with clients and utilizes several different styles including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness to form an individual treatment plan with the client.

INPATIENT REGISTERED NURSE

May 2016 - October 2017

As an inpatient Psychiatric Registered Nurse at two Portland area Hospitals Nichole provided acute psychiatric care to adult patients. She maintained a full caseload of patients and provided direct care, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress.

ACT TEAM REGISTERED NURSE

October 2015 - May 2016

As an ACT Team Psychiatric Nurse Nichole provided a comprehensive array of nursing services, as well as supportive counseling, case management, outreach, skill teaching, family support, coordination/advocacy for services, education, and crisis support to persons with severe and prolonged mental illness.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,

then I can change."

Carl Rogers

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