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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
130,000K (that was my current) 4 (10's).
August 31, 2018

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Cheryl Nikol Hamilton, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

*** ********* ***** *** *******, AR 71913


I desire to promote the overall health and well-being of communities, by increasing self-efficacy, independence, and mental health care to individuals across the lifespan through the use of my skills as an active listener, resourceful clinician, effective communicator, critical thinker, and advocate for resiliency. LICENSURE

RN Arkansas #RO67369

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Arkansas #A005594 Board Certified ANCC #201-***-****


Post Graduate

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) 2017 Post Master’s Certificate PMHNP

PMHNP Internships

Therapeutic Family Services (Medicaid) 2017 Psychotherapy/EMDR ALAY Health Team (Telepsychiatry) 2017 Medication Mgmt RICE Clinic 2017 Medication Mgmt

UALR Counseling Department (Campus Mental Health) 2017 Psychotherapy/Medication Mgmt


University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR) 2009 Master of Science Nursing Undergraduate

McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA) 2001 Bachelor of Science Nursing Certifications

Safe Talk Helper - Suicide Prevention Allies 2017 Suicide Prevention Mental Health First Aid USA 2017 Mental Health First Aid Western Kentucky University 2015 Faith Community Nursing University of Central Arkansas 2009 Nurse Educator Certificate Vicki Milazzo Institute/NACLNC 2006 Legal Nurse Consultant PSYCHIATRIC CONTINUING EDUCATION

* Nov 2017 PESI Healthcare: “Psychopharmaclogy update for mental health professionals” - Little Rock, AR

* Oct 2017 American Psychiatric Association: International Mental Health Services Conference - New Orleans, LA 3 day event

* Sept 2017 Natural Lifemanship/Corral Coaching for Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Fundamentals Workshop - Bentonville, AR

* May 2017 Advance Practice Education Associates -Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Review Course - Murfreesboro, TN


Arkansas Nurse Lobbyist Fight Colorectal Cancer 2015 Call on Congress/Fight CRC One Million Strong Model 2013 Fight Colorectal Cancer Top 10 Arkansas Nurse Speaker’s Bureau Inductee 2013 UAMS Distance Health Scholarship Award -10th Annual Conference 2013 Colon Cancer Alliance 2

Recognition of Service Buddy Volunteer 2013 Colon Cancer Alliance Recognition of Outreach Speaker’s Bureau 2013 Colon Cancer Alliance White House Champions of Change Public Health Nominee 2013 U.S. White House Scholarship Award -28th Annual Conference 2012 Child Abuse Symposium NOMINATIONS

Champion of Change for Public Health & Prevention 2013 US White House State Championship Judge – Nursing Skills Station 2008 SKILLS USA Daisy Award 2007 Arkansas Children’s Hospital


A Real Change International, Inc. Speaker’s Academy Alumni International Association of Forensic Nurses

National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (2006-2011) Nurses Christian Fellowship

Sigma Theta Tau International

Kappa Rho Chapter (2007-2011)

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Arkansas President (2006-2009)


Fayetteville City Hospital (Springdale, AR) 1995-1996

• Certified Nursing Assistant Program

• Petra Allied Health Graduate

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital (Lake Charles, LA) 1999-2000

• Student Nurse Aide Internship Program

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (Anniston, AL) 2001

• RN New Graduate Residency Program

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (Little Rock, AR) 2001-2002

• RN Residency Program

3Blue/3Orange – Surgical/Orthopedics/Trauma

Village Internal Medicine (Hot Springs, AR) 2002-2003

• RN Ambulatory Care/Family Practice

• Charge Nurse 6 Physician Office Coordinator

Hot Springs County Medical Center (Malvern, AR) 2003-2004

• RN Adult Medical Surgical Unit

• RN Adult Rehab/Geriatrics

• RN Resource Pool

Saline Memorial Hospital (Benton, AR) 2004-2005

• RN Pediatric Night Shift Coordinator

• RN Newborn Nurse Pool Staff

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (Little Rock, AR) 2005-2009

• Various RN & Administrative Positions

• ACHIEVE RN Program

• Clinical Nurse Education Specialist 2009-2010

Hamilton Consulting/Nikol Fitness 2006-Present


• Independent Legal Nurse Consultant

• Regulatory Compliance & Competency Consultant for Healthcare Issues

• Forensic Death Review Task Force Member

• Health Policy Nurse Lobbyist

• Community Educator

• Wellness Coach – Community/Private

• Public Speaker

• Healthcare Ministry Coordinator

• Nurse Entrepreneur/Leader

• Virtual & Community Health Coaching

• Fitness Instructor

• Wellness Promotion Educator/Christian Events

• Colon Cancer Public Speaker & Event Coordinator

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

College of Nursing Clinical Instructor – BSN Program (1yr contract) 2007-2008

• Pediatrics & Foundations I & II

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

• Preceptorship Residency for Clinical Simulation 2008 Henderson State University Aug 2008- May 2009

Department of Nursing Instructor – BSN Program (1yr contract)

• Child Health Nursing Coordinator – Enhanced Online/Clinical Instructor

• Senior Leadership Capstone Coordinator

UAMS College of Nursing/Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jan 2009- Sep 2010 Rural Health Distance Education Initiative

• ONE Team Pediatric Telenursing (pilot program)

Arkansas Rural Nurse Education Consortium Jan 2011- Aug 2011 Department of Nursing Lecturer – AND Program (1yr contract)

• Medical-Surgical Coordinator-Online

• Clinical Site Coordinator/Evaluator – 8 schools

• Telenursing Faculty

South Arkansas Community College Aug 2011- May 2012

• Operation Jumpstart Entrepreneurship Instructor – Corporate & Community Education Center (pilot program)

• Instructor of Physical Education – Zumba Course Instructor Fall/Spring

• Union County Nurse Speaker’s Circuit

• El Dorado Racquet Club – Fit Club Instructor + Nurse Led Nutrition Series Program Baptist Health Schools of Nursing Nov 2013- May 2014 School of Nursing Instructor – Diploma Program

• Medical Surgical Clinical Instructor (Fall/Spring)

• Medical Surgical Theory Instructor (Fall/Spring) Health Fitness, INC Jan 2014-Dec 2014

• PRN On Call RN Employee Wellness Screener

• Independent Contractor – Biometric Testing

• Health Coaching


Henderson State University Aug 2014- May 2015

Department of Nursing Lecturer -BSN Program (1yr contract)

• Basic Concepts Lead Coordinator/Clinical Instructor – Enhanced Online

• Nursing as a Profession Lead Instructor – Partial Online

• Adult Health I Clinical Instructor/Coordinator

• Nursing Research Lead Instructor – Partial Online/Dual Program NPCC

• Legal/Ethical Issues in Healthcare Course Developer Catholic Health Initiatives-CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs June 22, 2015- May 11, 2018 Arkansas Health Network/ACO/CIN

• Nurse Navigator/Health Coach/Case Manager for 27K/population health management

• Lead Coach Medicare Shared Savings Program – Hot Springs Market

• Lead Cologuard Program for colorectal cancer screening

• Behavioral Health Integration for CPC+ Pathways

Healthy Connections, INC May 16, 2018- Aug 15, 2018 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

* APRN/PMHNP for federally qualified health center

* Hired to initiate a trial for a behavioral health program for the integrated care team for 9 sites

* Serve Medicaid, Medicare, & Commercial clients

* Provide Medication Management, brief psychotherapy, and program development Conway Counseling & Wellness Center, PLLC Aug 22, 2018- PRESENT Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

* APRN/PMHNP for private practice

* Serve commercially insured clients

* Provide medication management and brief psychotherapy COMMITTEES AND OFFICES HELD

McNeese State University

• RN BSN Senior Class Parliamentarian 2000-2001

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

• ACHIEVE RN Program Member 2006

• ACHIEVE RN Program Preceptor 2007-2009

• Leadership Council Member 2007, 2009-2010

• Evidence Based Practice Academy Co-chair 2007

• Evidence Based Practice Academy Mentor 2007-2008

• Research Institute Mock Trial Member 2007

• Research Committee Member 2005-2010

• Ethics Committee Member 2009-2010

• CEU Provider Unit Lead Coordinator 2009-2010

• Trauma Team Consultant Member 2009-2010

• In-service Presenter Member 2009-2010

• RN Staff Development Coordinator 2009-2010

Arkansas Chapter Society of Pediatric Nurses

• Board Member 2006-2007

• President 2007-2009

Sigma Theta Tau International

• Kappa Rho Member 2007-2011


Revelation Wellness

• Faith Based Community Health Member 2012-Present

• RN Health Coach Advisor Member 2013-Present

International Christian Wellness Conference -Annual

• Southern Region Member 2013-Present

Arkansas Infant Child Death Review Task Force

• Member 2013-2014

• Lead Legal Nurse Consultant 2014

Arkansas Cancer Coalition

• Colorectal Cancer Workgroup Board Member 2013-2014

• Health Policy/Advocacy Lead 2014-2015

Colon Cancer Alliance

• Buddy Volunteer Member 2013-Present

Fight Colorectal Cancer

• State E-advocate group member 2013-2014

• One Million Strong Campaign Model/Advocate 2013-2014

• State Proclamation Securement Lead Member 2014-Present

• Call on Congress Legislative Advocate Member 2014-Present Henderson State University 2014-2015

• Faculty Advisor/Junior BSN Class

• Faculty Advisor/Fellowship of Christian Nursing Students

• Social Chair


10.6.07 - UAMS Research Day – Little Rock, AR: UCA Student Poster Presentation: “IV Insertion in the Pediatric Patient: Pain Free Alternatives” Evidence for practice. 9.5.09 – Arkansas Children’s Hospital: Nursing Executive Leadership Day – Little Rock, AR:

“Innovations in Nursing Staff Development”.

3.2.10 - Arkansas Children’s Hospital: Clinical Education Workshop – Little Rock, AR: “Presenter roles

& survivor tips”.

10.14.10 - Arkansas Nurse’s Association Annual Convention – Little Rock, AR Podium Presenter:

“Innovations in Nursing Education: A telenursing initiative for pediatric nurses in Arkansas” 10.21.11 – Kiwanis Club of El Dorado, AR: “The Zumba Fitness Program – Helping families through exercise diversity to combat obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles”. 3.1.12 – Arkansas Women’s Business Center - El Dorado, AR. South Arkansas Community College: Operation Jump Start Entrepreneurship Lecture “Basic Business Concepts”. 3.8.12 – Arkansas Women’s Business Center - El Dorado, AR. South Arkansas Community College: Operation Jump Start Entrepreneurship Lecture “Attraction Marketing”. 9.12.13 – International Christian Wellness Conference in Phoenix, AZ – Conference Presenter: 1). “RevAqua: Water – the Wellspring of Life” (live aquatic wellness class w/bible study) 2). “Using technology to support your fitness ministry” co-lectured with Lynn Rogala 6

2.18.14 – Arkansas Governor’s Office – State Proclamation Update for 2014 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – A Day in the Life of a Nurse Lobbyist 2.28.15 – Arkansas Governor’s Office – State Proclamation Update for 2015 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Blue Star State Campaign

2.26.16 – Arkansas Governor’s Office – State Proclamation Update for 2016 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Blue Star State Campaign


2.16.08 – Cut the Cheese Event- Little Rock, AR: Facing the family issues of unexpected colon cancer in the underage population.

12.14.09 – Children’s Protection Center of Pulaski County – Little Rock, AR. “Advocating for child abuse awareness for state advocacy center needs” at Jingles and Gingerbread Event Fall 2009. 2.12.13 – HIPPY program Hamburg, AR: “Move your body: a community health education workshop focusing on clean eating, handy hygiene, and family exercise”. 2.26.13 – HIPPY program Crossett, AR: “Move your body: a community health education workshop focusing on clean eating, handy hygiene, and family exercise”. 4.9.13 – Ashley County 4H Outriders of Hamburg, AR – “Horse Care: Leg Wrapping 101 and injury prevention of the equine athlete”.

10.30.14-CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, AR – “Colon Cancer: An Awareness Campaign” for the Mercy Cancer Center oncology support group

11.1114 – CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, AR – “Professional Development” 3.12.15 – Greg Hunt Fight Party Conway, AR – “Pray, Fight, Win to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Advocacy and Survivorship for Families in your community” – a Colon Cancer Alliance celebration 10.17.15 – Arkansas Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Little Rock, AR – “Colon Cancer Advocacy tools for Arkansans”

10.29.15 – Arkansas Cancer Coalition State Colorectal Cancer Inaugural Roundtable Little Rock, AR – Two Sessions: 1) Call on Congress-Breakout Session “Pioneering Policy through Participation; 2) Policy Initiatives “Actions Steps for Advocacy Impact”

12.6.15 – CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, AR – “Faith Community Nursing in Arkansas: Candy Canes, Christ, & Caring – A Colorectal Cancer Craft Event 1.19.16 – CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, AR – “Colorectal Cancer Policy Workshop & Training Event” 2.5.16 – CHI Cancer Center Hot Springs, AR – “ACO overview for clinically integrated partners: a population health oncology prospectus review for TavHealth” 7


7.30.13 – UAMS Rural Health Noon Teleconference Little Rock, AR: “Colon Cancer Prevention: "Head knowledge, heart check” – a clinical nurse story of tragedy to triumph!

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