Susan Stevens, DNP, MS, MEd, PMHNP-BC

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Assistant Professor, Track Coordinator Psychiatric/ Mental Health Lifespan NP Specialty
(617) 726-8819
Office Location: 
Shouse - 231

Dr. Susan Stevens, DNP, MS, MEd, PMHNP, BC is a doctorally prepared, certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and educator who has taught in institutions of higher education for more than 40 years and practices in psychiatric/mental health with a diverse patient population in a medically underserved area. Her nursing practice has focused in medically underserved areas with vulnerable populations. Presently, she focuses the delivery of her specialty care on refugee/asylum populations and people living with complex trauma as well as patients with diverse psychiatric problems and substance abuse. In her educator role, she has been instrumental in developing the psychiatric nursing specialty curriculum, teaching core courses, developing and implementing simulation with standardized patients into curriculum courses, and mentoring students in evidenced-based practice. She holds a Master’s Degree in Research and Evaluation and has managed and evaluated several large projects, as well as the curriculum within the PMHNP track.


DNP, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts, Worcester/Amherst, MA, PhD program, Nursing, 1 year
MS, Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
MEd, Research and Evaluation, Boston College, Boston, MA
Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 52 credits in MBA program
BS, Secondary Education, Magna Cum Laude, Salem State University, Salem, MA


1.    Stevens, S., Acker, S., Green, K., Swales, S., Fulmer, H., Fortinsky, R., & Nicholas, P. (in press). Understanding the Mental Health Impact of Human Trafficking. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Impact Factor 0.931; Published online 8/2019 with print publication to follow. 
2.    Stevens, S. (2018). Ways of Knowing and Unknowing in Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice, Journal of Trauma and Treatment, 7(1). doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000418. Impact Factor 1.2.
3.    Stevens, S. (2015). The Convergence of Mental Health and HIV: A Case Illustration, Clinical Research in HIV/AIDS), 2(3) 2015.
4.    Stevens, S. (2015). Mental health of asylum seekers. In S. Breakey, I. Corless and P. Nicholas (Eds.), Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century (pp.253-280). New York: Springer Publishing.

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