Ms. Stephanie Patterson is a board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Ms. Patterson began her nursing career as a pediatric psychiatric nurse at an acute psychiatric hospital. Stephanie has worked across the lifespan, including working in acute geriatric psychiatry/medical-surgical nursing at a magnet hospital in Pasadena, California, as well as providing care to veterans in acute psychiatry at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
Prior to joining Happier Living, Ms. Patterson worked as a primary care provider in an outpatient setting at a community mental health center providing mental health treatment to those diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions and comorbidity (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.). Ms. Patterson believes in a holistic approach when providing mental health treatment services.
Along with completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree in 2019, Ms. Patterson has a long list of accomplishments that includes her leadership service on a health policy committee with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) during 2017-19, where she has been involved in advocacy efforts and important healthcare policy issues. She was also a recipient of the “Millennial Nurse of the Year” award from the I-Help Foundation, Inc. in Long Beach, California in 2017 and she has received numerous other awards recently from the National Black Nurses Association for her outstanding community service efforts.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – California Board of Registered Nurses Number: 95006851
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing License – California Board of Registered Nurses Number: 95006851
Registered Nurse – California Board of Registered Nurses Number: 95062520
Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Ms. Patterson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, as well as her Master of Science Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Los Angeles
Ms. Patterson completed the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at California State University, Los Angeles
University of La Verne
Ms. Patterson earned her Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
Ms. Patterson earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
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