Dante Barrett

MBA, BSN, RN

Dante Barrett, MBA, BSN, RN, is a first-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Anderson University in South Carolina. Previously, Mr. Barrett earned a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently, Mr. Barrett works as a staff nurse on an adult inpatient mental health unit at a Veterans Health Administration hospital. This unit focuses on the care of veterans being treated for an acute mental health crisis, substance use disorders, and therapeutic adherence to pharmacological treatment.

Prior to Nursing, Mr. Barrett worked as a public health advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and served in the U.S. Air Force as an emergency medical technician. Mr. Barrett plans to use the Advanced Practice Nursing degree to serve the African American community in the treatment of substance use disorders and to maximize the mental health care and treatment of members of the community incarcerated at the local, state, and federal levels. 

Mr. Barrett is a member of the American Nurses Association.