Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate) Spotlight

From the Heart
"If you are full within, you have plenty to give others by helping, listening, guiding. I live my calling and it is my joy to serve." Born to Nigerian parents living in England, most of Tai Slyne’s immediate family work in the medical field. Although her original goal was to become a physician,...
Mercy Bashir is grateful for many precious “gifts” in her life. Apart from numerous academic degrees and a thriving career, she has also enjoyed being a teacher, listening to the heartbeat of music, honoring her faith, and exploring the joys of motherhood. Currently an Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner...
The Education Cycle
"As the first person in my immediate family to earn a college degree, I broke a long-standing generational cycle since none of us had an education beyond high school. I always say, if you want to hear the universe laugh, tell everyone about your plans." Tasha Humphreys grew up in the southern...
A Journey of Discovery
Michael Robustelli knows from experience that the path of discovery is not a straight line. During a lucrative career as a commodities trader in NYC, Michael felt something was missing. “My dad tells me that at age seven I wanted to become a doctor,” he remarks with a smile. “I needed to get back...
An Open Heart
Openness is a way of life for Isaac Ndungu, 2020 graduate of the UNH Online post master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Originally from Kenya, he emigrated to the United States in 1983 to study industrial engineering and later attended the University of Massachusetts for...
The Nuances of Care
Sara Robinson is a Wildcat. She attended UNH as an undergraduate and worked with UNH Health Services, her grandmother served on the UNH Nursing Department faculty, and she met her future husband on campus. Feeling right at home as the new Program Director of the Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental...
A Powerful Voice
Finding one’s voice is not always about learning to sing. It is about discovering the inner voice that can identify unexpressed emotions, which in turn allows healing to take place. Nicole Coggins has a talent for helping others find their voice and, in so doing, has found her own. Her positive...
Peeling the Onion
What do karate movies and mental health have in common? In two words: Lisa Brown. If you have an opportunity to meet Lisa, you’ll understand that these two things live comfortably together because her energetic character encompasses a wide outlook, much like her 23-year nursing career. Lisa started...
The Map of Discovery
Jennifer Miller loves to travel. But, while global travel is a much-loved pastime, she is passionate about her academic voyages. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Jen, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), is forging ahead with an online ...
​​​​​​​We are there to listen, not to judge
When you see Gretchen Week’s big smile, it is immediately obvious that she loves her work. A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a degree from Georgia State University, her passion centers on pediatric mental health. Gretchen previously worked as a Cardiac Staff Nurse at Children’s Health Care at...