"Being a nurse and helping people is not only my calling it is my passion. For over 30 years I have dedicated myself to helping people to live their best life."
Psychiatric nurse practitioners fill the need in the nation's mental health care system for a biopsychosocial approach to managing the care of individual's diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Combined treatment of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and psychosocial interventions have been found to be an effective approach in treating individuals. Building a trusting relationship, respecting patients as individuals, providing for patient safety, and promoting patients' biopsychosocial health and patient self-care are the concerns of a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
1987 - Wilkes University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2004 - Wilkes University - Master of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology.
2016 - Doctorate of Nursing Practice
2017 - Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification grants Catherine Harington the credential of:
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse practitioner - PMHNP-BC