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Registered Nurse Mental Health

San Diego, CA
December 27, 2020

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Nina A. Chandler, APRN, PMHNP-BC

San Diego, CA 425-***-****


Seattle University - Seattle, WA Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2005

Frontier Nursing University- Hyden, KY Master of Nursing: 2020

PMHNP Clinical Residency: 01/2020- 09/2020

Embrasse Treatment Center -Vista, CA

Wellpsyche- San Diego, CA

675+ hours of face-to-face patient care included severe mental illness, pediatric, adolescent, older adults, acute/crisis intervention, MAT, and telepsychiatry, & psychotherapy.

APNA Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): 24 Waiver Training

Work History

Hospice Nurse, RN 4/2019-Present

Hospice of the South Coast

Home hospice, wound care, case management, and education in San Diego County.

Nursing Administrator, 03/2013 to 10/2017

Evergreen Health-Kirkland WA

•Overall supervision and movement of patients at Evergreen Health, in a safe and efficient manner ensuring optimal utilization of resources to meet patient care needs.

•The nursing supervisor is the single point of contact for all staff, physicians, and patient care departments.

•Leadership decisions and provide direction and oversight with operational issues for all hospital departments.

•This position works directly with the administration leadership team and is involved in high-level decision-making.

•Advanced Training: FEMA and Disaster Planning. Leadership and Management Training. Crisis Intervention

Emergency Department RN, 1/2009 to 03/2013

Evergreen Health-Kirkland, WA

•Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN): Primary RN, Triage RN, and Charge RN

•Emergency Department Preceptor and Conscious Sedation RN

Emergency Department RN, 01/2008 to 01/2009

Virginia Mason Medical Center – Seattle, WA

•STEMI Team and worked to decrease the "door to balloon" times.

•Lead RN for the Stroke Team in the emergency department and

•Preceptor and member of the Lean Six Sigma Team for Positive Change

Intermediate Care Unit/ICU Step-Down, 03/2006 to 01/2008

Virginia Mason Medical Center-Seattle, WA

•Completed 16-week IMC/ICU residency consortium

•Charge RN, Preceptor

Nurse Manager: 09/2007-01/2009

Nurse Youth/Adolescent Unit: 03/2006 to 09/2007

Fairfax Behavioral Health – Kirkland, WA

•Nurse Manager Youth/Adolescent and Chemical Dependency Inpatient Services.

•Began as RN on the Youth/Adolescent Unit, became the Charge Nurse, then Manager for the Youth and Adolescent and Adult Substance Abuse Inpatient units.

•Responsible for managing and directing the activities of patient care in accordance with the established standards of care, mental health practice and facility policy, goals, and objectives.

•Lead staff representative during Joint Commission & CMS surveys.


Clinical Nurse Expert, 10/2017 -1/2018

98Point6, Seattle Healthcare Start-Up

Clinical data analyst with expertise in emergency medicine and inpatient behavioral health.

Expert Witness, Nurse, 1/2017

Johnson Graffle Keay Moniz & Wick LLP-Seattle, WA

Clinical expertise in psychiatric nursing leadership to be an expert witness for a law firm regarding a case involving a pediatric mental health patient and a lawsuit against an inpatient hospital.

Additional Information

DAISY Award Nominee-2014 The DAISY award is a recognition program that honors extraordinary nursing care.

Professional Organization Membership-American Psychiatric Nurses Association & Emergency Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau Member: National Honor Society of Nurses

Frontier Nursing University Summer 2020 Academic Scholarship

License & Certifications

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse California-Pending

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Washington-Pending

Registered Nurse California- RN95186827

Registered Nurse Washington State - RN00163350

Board Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)- 759030

TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course

PALS- Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

BLS-Basic Life Support

FEMA- Disaster Planning Certification


Young Life Leader & Mentor: 2010-2018

Providence Classical Christian School: Kirkland, WA: School Nurse 2017-2019

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