Daisy Lara, MSN, RN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, is pursuing a DNP at Wilmington University, New Castle, DE. Her DNP project will focus on the integration of a Spanish-speaking Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner within a primary care office for mental health services.
Mrs. Lara has extensive advance practice nursing experience. She has worked as a lead nurse practitioner in an inpatient psychiatric facility where she provided mental health services to the adult, geriatric and adolescent population including those on the specialized eating disorder unit.
Mrs. Lara worked as a care coordination specialist within the hospital system providing psychiatric consultations and provided psychiatric services, advocacy and support using tele-psychiatry to surrounding community hospitals. She currently works in an outpatient community facility and a sub-acute dual diagnosis facility providing evidenced based substance and mental health recovery services.
She participated in Solid Rock International’s mission trip to the Dominican Republic where she provided medical and psychiatric services. Mrs. Lara has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. She currently is a community mental health educator and is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) instructor, which is a suicide prevention program. Mrs. Lara is member of the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force and Educational Committee.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Association (ANA), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses including the Philadelphia Chapter.