Caesar Rangel, BSN, RN, is a first-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Walden University School of Nursing. After previously working in medical-surgical, telemetry, and trauma ICU, Mr. Rangel made the decision to explore psychiatric nursing. He discovered through his exploration a passion for the mental health and substance use community. He currently serves on an interdisciplinary team as a Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Care (FACT) bilingual nurse in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Rangel enjoys working with multigenerational and culturally diverse groups, with an emphasis on advocating for individuals in underserved communities.
Prior to his enrollment at Walden University, Mr. Rangel completed both Certified Nursing Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse programs. Most recently, he completed his BSN degree at Grand Canyon University, earning Dean’s List and President’s List recommendations, allowing for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Mr. Rangel currently serves as Nominations Chair on the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Phoenix chapter board of directors. Serving in this leadership role has allowed Mr. Rangel to further his commitment to helping close the gap in healthcare disparities. He is determined to be a transformational leader and make positive changes within the mental health community and healthcare profession. It is his mission to be a lifelong learner, provide exceptional patient care, and become the best PMHNP he can be.
He has had the privilege of performing the National Anthem at several MLB spring training games and opened NAHN’s 2017 annual conference.