Shelby Husband, BSN, RN is a second-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. His research will focus on suicide prevention in juvenile detention centers and improving the quality of culturally competent mental health providers. His anticipated graduation date is May 2022.
Mr. Husband's background currently consists of almost two years as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse and two years as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse serving both adult and child and adolescent populations. Mr. Husband has also served in the United States Navy Reserve for nine years as a Hospital Corpsman working in an array of different settings such as the ED, ENT, psychiatric units, OB/GYN, and more. Additionally, he is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Upon graduation, Mr. Husband will focus his practice on expanding mental health services to minority youth and improving mental health in the public-school system for children and adolescents.