Joi Henry


Joi Breanna Henry MSN, RN, CNL is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Rush University College of Nursing, in Chicago, IL. Her DNP quality improvement project will focus on mental health awareness and education for minority adolescents in the Chicagoland area. Ms. Henry’s goal is to bolster mental health awareness for adolescent minorities through education and early intervention. Her long-term goal is to expand the availability of culturally informed mental health care and increase awareness and availability of early intervention services in minority and underserved communities. She is also passionate about mentoring and promoting cultural diversity within the healthcare system.

She began her career as a substance abuse nurse working with patients addicted to opiates undergoing medication-assisted treatment. Currently, she works as a classroom nurse at a therapeutic day school providing individualized care to students with autism spectrum disorder as well as other social and emotional disorders. She received a Bachelors’ degree in Biology at Monmouth College and a Generalist Entry Master’s (GEM) degree from Rush University College of Nursing in 2016. During her time as a GEM student she was a Robert Wood Johnson scholar as well as a mentor. As a student, she presented at the 2016 American Public Health Association’s national conference and has recently published her first integrative review of fatherhood interventions.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Chapter, American Public Health Association, the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. She is both honored and blessed to have the opportunity to become an MFP scholar and aspires to increase her professional development through training and collaboration.