Ms. Patricia Lawrence

Lincoln City, OR 97367 US

About Me

Worked in Health care for 37 years. Started with a bachelors degree in psychology. Practiced as a registered nurse for 32 years but 22 of those years were as a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Most of my education was completed in Colorado, psychology degree at Colorado State University and both a BSN and MSN in nursing at University of Colorado Health Science Center. I'm board certified with ANCC as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I was a Lt. Commander 04 in the United States Public Health Service Commission Corps for 7 years working both in Public Health and as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Arizona. I grew up in a Coast Guard family and got use to traveling and moving. There are many veteran's in my family. I have worked both as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner at 7 different Veteran Administration Health Care Facilities. This year I retired from the VA system as a Federal Professional. I moved to Oregon in 2010 to escape winter driving over 12 thousand foot summit passes in the Rocky Mountains. I love living in Oregon as it is a very beautiful state with many diverse activities and lots of very nice people.

I enjoy photography. I'm working on creating courses for both individuals and organizations focusing on eliminating bullying in the work environment and teaching people how to best survive and cope with bully experiences.

Qualifications

Experience

I have worked both in the private sector as a Family and Psychiatric nurse practitioner and in both Federal and State Health care systems. I have worked on In-patient psychiatric hospitals which includes the Oregon State Hospital seeing very complex psychiatric patients helping them stabilize and return to community living. I have worked with many veteran's with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Bipolar, Substance Use Issues, Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and most other psychiatric issues. I have worked many various types of outpatient clinics as County Mental Health Systems seeing low income and homeless families and individuals to working in private outpatient clinics down in Phoenix and Sierra Vista Arizona. I have worked in the Colorado Prison System and saw many patients with various types of Personality Disorders to include San Carlos which was the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. I have precepted many Nurse Practitioner students and taught clinical practice to RN students. I worked in the VA system both as a contract worker and as a Federal employee on both the East Coast and the West Coast. I'm passionate about helping psychiatric patients heal from substance addictions which often worsens psychiatric symptoms.

Education

CHAMPLAIN UNIVERSITY, VERMONT, Masters: Health Care Administration: Current Student

  05/09/16 start date. Currently completed 18 credit hours. 12 credits to finish degree.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF HYPNOTHERAPY, Albuquerque, NM 

  Diploma: Clinical Hypnotherapist 11/05/2015

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA, SINCLAIR SCHOOL OF NURSING, MU DIRECT, Columbia, MO 

  POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATION Specialty: Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  May 2006

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, SCHOOL OF NURSING, Denver,  CO

  MSN  Nursing Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner Dec. 1997  

  BSN  Nursing Specialty: Registered Nurse        May 1987 

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, Fort Collins, CO

  BS Psychology May 1981

Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry

Services Offered

Session Type / Duration

  • First visit with new provider / 60 Minutes
  • Initial psychiatric visit / 60 Minutes
  • Psychiatric / 30 Minutes