MSW, BSN, RN
Lamara Ford, MSW, RN, BSN, is a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Ms. Ford is currently a staff registered nurse at Denver Health in the Psychiatric Emergency Room where she completes psychiatric evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and elderly individuals in crisis. She is passionate about providing care to vulnerable and underserved populations and plans to work in community mental health services after graduation.
She earned her master’s degree in Social Work at Columbia University in New York, NY. Upon graduation, she started her career in outpatient services for individuals with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. Following this experience, she worked in a psychiatric emergency room where she was motivated to pursue a career as a psychiatric nurse with the goal of becoming an advanced practice provider. She chose nursing as a second career because of her desire to help others by providing holistic and comprehensive mental health care.
Mrs. Ford is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.