BSN, RN, TNCC
Andrea Ward, BSN, RN, TNCC, is a first year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, Colorado, where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and graduated Cum Laude.
Ms. Ward has worked at Lutheran Medical Center Emergency Room for almost two years as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse with over twelve years nursing experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient (Telemetry, Neuro Step-down, PACU and Emergency Room), outpatient (Family medicine residency clinic as a Nursing Supervisor) and Informatics (training and support for both inpatient and outpatient EMR systems including EPIC).
Ms. Ward believes that providing greater access to patients seeking assistance with mental health and substance abuse issues is of the utmost importance given her professional experience in the emergency room and witnessing the effects of limited access to such care. It is her ultimate goal upon completion of her program to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders.
Ms. Ward is also a member of the Colorado Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.