Emmanuel Onywera


Emmanuel Onywera, RN, is a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing (UCSF). He is a recent recipient of the Deans Mentorship Award and Excellence at UCSF for his outstanding effort in guiding and helping other students succeed. He is currently completing his psychiatric clinical residency at the UCSF Citywide Community Clinic in San Francisco, CA. 

Prior to his enrollment at UCSF, Mr. Onywera, received a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from San Diego Christian College (SDCC). While on campus at SDCC, he volunteered and served the homeless in downtown San Diego through the SALT program. He also served as a resident assistant during his undergraduate studies at SDCC and mentored other students.

Mr. Onywera has served a clinically, racially, and culturally diverse range of patients in the healthcare field through his work at the Progress Foundation Acute Diversion Unit and has worked with marginalized adults at Dore Urgent Care Community Psychiatric Clinic in San Francisco since 2019. He recently accepted another per diem position at Willow Rock Crisis Stabilization Unit where he works with underserved and marginalized youths and families in Alameda county, CA. Mr. Onywera believes the combination of his passion, education, and clinical experience will help him become a leader in the psychiatric mental-health community and provide him with the platform and resources to advocate for the marginalized and under-represented populations throughout the world.

Mr. Onywera is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau’s Nursing Honor Society.