Christine Nguyen, RN, is a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She serves as a student representative on the VUSN Diversity and Equity Committee and is a member of VUSN’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Student Nurses Group. Ms. Nguyen graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Education and Dance/Performance Studies.
As a co-chair of the Mental Health Coalition at UC Berkeley, Ms. Nguyen was involved in campus policy efforts to decrease the stigma associated with obtaining mental health services and to increasing service accessibility. She also served as a lab manager for the Idiographic Dynamics Lab at UC Berkeley, a clinical psychology lab focused on the personalization of behavioral interventions.
Prior to attending VUSN, Ms. Nguyen worked as a community services specialist for Momentum for Health, Santa Clara County's largest nonprofit provider of mental health services. In her role as a case manager, she provided mental health rehabilitation services and connected patients to community resources, servicing both monolingual Vietnamese and English-speaking populations.
Upon completion of the PMHNP program, Ms. Nguyen intends to continue to work in community mental health, providing treatment to underserved and displaced populations.