Safia Khan

BS, BSN, RN , Doctoral (Alumni)

Safia Khan Mujtaba, BS, BSN, RN, is currently enrolled in her final year in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Illinois of Chicago. Her concentration for her DNP program specialty is Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She graduated from the University of Illinois of Chicago in 2018 with a dual degree in nursing and psychology.

For the past three years, she has been working in an outpatient psychiatric clinic providing deep, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (drTMS) to treatment-resistant depression adults. In addition to drTMS, she collaborates with providers and patients on psychotropic medication management for patients across the lifespan. In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Mujtaba has extensive research experience. She presented a pilot study regarding the effects of walking on diabetes-related distress, depression, fatigue, and physical functioning in Type 2 diabetic women of minority backgrounds, for which she was nominated as a University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Day Award Recipient in 2018.

More recently, she presented her research comparing telehealth versus in-person intensive outpatient program (IOP) in preventing adverse patient outcomes at the University of Illinois 11th Annual Quality and Safety Fair in 2021. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.