Beata Gilbert, BSN, RN, PMHNP-Student
I was born and grew up in Poland in an environment that was full of challenges. Thanks to my past I became a good listener and observer.
When I was 21, I moved to the USA and went to UTHSCSA where in May of 2013 I got my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN RN). I had a chance to work in Psychiatry as an RN, but instead, I ended up in Critical Care, and have been an ICU nurse for the past six years. One may think that ICU nursing is completely disconnected from mental health problems, but it is quite the opposite. We still see a lot of anxiety, depression, delirium, altered mental status, combative patients, etc. We see anxiety and trauma in our patients’ families as well, and it can be challenging to talk to them and make them at ease.
Two years ago (August of 2018) I decided to finally pursue my lifelong interest in the human mind, and I started Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at Walden University. Currently, I am about to begin my 1 out of 4 practicums. I am interested in helping adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, history of abuse, etc. either through psychotherapy, pharmacology, or optimally both.