Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse- Board Certified
Mental Health First Aid Certified
Suicide Prevention (APNA certification)
Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior certified and trainer (VAMC)
Recognized as a member of the team that treated Ebola patients at UNMC Bio-containment Unit in 2014 Member of Scholarship and Grant Committee for Sigma Theta Tau at Clarkson College (2012 to present), Member of American Psychiatric Nursing Association
Eagle Scout Award (1994)
Bachelor of Science in Micro and Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College - Omaha, Nebraska
Master of Science in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Psychiatry and Mental Health Across the Lifespan - Omaha, Nebraska
Jay's professional interests include severe persistent mental illnesses including schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, psychopharmacology and neurobiology.
Jay's personal interests include fishing, hunting, basketball and football (especially any BYU sport!), history, visiting new places with the family, spending time with family and friends.
The advice I would give to patients is to expect not only discussing medication for treatment of your mental health issues, but counseling and education regarding the medication and things you can do to improve your mood, anxiety and life. Psychiatry is so much more than medication, it is the understanding that change and health is found within the individual and helping them make choices to improve their health.