Mertie Potter

Mertie Potter profile

Dr. Potter is Professor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is ANCC-certified as a family psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and as an adult psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. She teaches mainly in the Direct-Entry Master's program. She also enjoys working with students on scholarly projects and capstone projects.

Dr. Potter maintains a clinical practice seeing individuals across the lifespan for psychopharmacology and psychotherapy at Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH. Some areas of expertise include depression, stress management, anxiety, mood disorders, and loss and grieving.

Her additional professional interests include: suffering, group work, nursing theory, crisis intervention, chronic illness, pain management, spirituality, medical missions, and camp nursing.

Dr. Potter served for 5 years on the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. She was Vice-Chairperson for 2 1/2 of those years. She has brought several teams of NP students to the Dominican Republic and plans to do future trips.


Blog Posts by Mertie Potter

Dec 22, 2014

NP students to be part of mission trip to Dominican Republic

The MGH Institute is partnering with Christian Medical Mission (CMM), Good Samaritan Hospital, and a surgical team from Boston Medical Center on a medical mission trip to La Romana, Dominican Republic, from Jan. 2-10, 2015. The 13-member team will provide nursing, medical, and surgical care to Dominicans in the La Roman area and to Haitians working in the bateyes (sugar cane...Read more