Shyeasha “Shy” Wilson


Shyeasha “Shy” Wilson, MSN, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, HNB-BC, CPC is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Regis College in Weston, MA. She is a champion of holistic health, which is whole-person care that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and cultural dimensions of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Ms. Wilson’s phenomenon of interest is educating behavioral health providers (majority non-minority) to acknowledge, assess and apply clients’ (majority minority) worldview, cultural values, and strengths to treatment using evidence-based cultural frameworks. The cultural competency intervention proposes to increase patient satisfaction, improve treatment adherence, and ultimately improve patient outcomes by reducing thirty-day readmission rates. 

Ms. Wilson has extensive knowledge of mental health care and services after working for 15 years in the field as a psychiatric nurse specialist, case manager, military liaison, educator, and advanced practice nurse. Her experiences caring for minority chronic, persistently mentally ill clients, veterans, adolescents and diverse underserved adults in inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis, and crisis stabilization settings gives her a unique perspective and preparation for the future of healthcare. Ms. Wilson is a two-time recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses and a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). She remains active in her community through mentor programs and affordable housing projects.