BSN, RN, CCRN , Masters (Current)
Uriah Millen, BSN, RN, CCRN, a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Walden University, is slated to graduate in May 2023. He earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in August 2014. He is enthusiastic about helping the underrepresented and underserved African American population struggling with mental health issues. After earning his PMHNP, Mr. Millen plans to focus on reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and improving behavioral health access and outcomes for disadvantaged youth.
Mr. Millen entered nursing in 2003 and began his career as a critical care nurse, specializing in open heart recovery. He later advanced to a critical care manager of an Intensive Care and the Progressive Care Units at a 260-bed hospital in the Tampa Bay area. Driven to become a competent practitioner, he transferred to the inpatient acute psychiatric unit as a charge nurse. In this role, he has gained valuable experience and decided in the fall of 2020 to pursue an advanced degree in psychiatry and mental health. He believes psychiatry and mental health are a calling and desires to impact minority youth suffering from mental illness and substance use disorder.
In his limited spare time, Mr. Millen volunteers with the homeless, which provides insight into the effects of poverty, and illicit drug and alcohol use on minority populations. He maintains a 4.0 GPA while juggling work, school, community, and family responsibilities as a husband and father of two teenage sons. He is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.