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Pictured: (l-r): DNP Program faculty member J'Laine Proctor and Peak Wellness Executive Officer, Karl Cline.
The DNP program is honored to present the 2018 DNP Community Partner Award to Peak
Wellness Center, Southeast Wyoming's leading organization in the provision of outpatient
mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Albany, Goshen, Laramie,
and Platte Counties. For almost 60 years, Peak has grown and adapted to different
models of mental health care and substance abuse treatment, new scientific developments
in psychiatry and addiction recovery, cultural trends in our country, changes in funding,
new Healthcare Information Technology, and the evolving needs of its target communities.
Since the origin of UW Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program in 2005, Peak Wellness has provided valuable clinical experiences for our students, including counseling experiences, diagnostic and medication management experiences, and telepsychiatry services. Through the years, Peak Wellness' staff have not only welcomed and educated our students, they have also provided much needed encouragement and support to our students in their professional pursuit to promote wellness and alleviate suffering. In addition, Peak Wellness has hired a number of our PMHNP graduates. The DNP program's partnership with Peak Wellness is critical to our PMHNP program, and we are incredibly grateful for Peak's interest and support.
About the UW Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the standard for advanced practice nursing education. The UW FWWSON has two clinical options: family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP).