Debuts December 3
Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN-BC
Immediate Past President, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Dr. Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN-BC is the immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). She is also an Associate Professor at the Loewenberg School of Nursing at The University of Memphis. Dr. Cunningham is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Cunningham practices in an Internal Medicine Teaching Practice, integrating care for patients with co-morbid medical and mental health illnesses.
During Dr. Cunningham’s tenure in higher education, she has taught through distance technology, clinical and traditional class settings. Dr. Cunningham contributed to the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum, with an emphasis on the Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Role. Pat’s scholarly focus is the integration of mental health in primary care, and communication that facilitates quality and safety.
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