Dr. Henrietta Evans APRN, DNP
"Achieving a Tranquil Mind Together"
I bring a robust set of qualifications and extensive experience to my role:
Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC): This certification underscores my specialized knowledge and skills in providing exceptional psychiatric and mental health care.
Board-Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC): With certification in gerontological nursing, I possess a comprehensive skill set to address the unique healthcare needs of the elderly.
Board-Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN): This certification reflects my advanced level of expertise and commitment to maintaining high standards in nursing practice.
U.S. Army Disabled Veteran: Having served in the U.S. Army, I bring a background of discipline, leadership, and a strong sense of duty to my profession.
31 Years of Patient Care Experience: With over three decades of hands-on experience, my journey in patient care spans a significant period. This extensive background speaks to my dedication, competence, and the valuable insights gained throughout my career.
My Mantra: "Life is an amazing journey, full of surprises and wonders, just like a butterfly that comes in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes! It's truly exhilarating to have the courage to try new things and embrace the challenges that come our way. After all, what would life be without taking risks and exploring new horizons? Let's spread our wings and fly high!”
Hi, I am Dr. Evans, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) holding dual board certifications as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC). My nursing journey began in 1993 as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the U.S. Army, where I served my country for eight years. Following my military service, I pursued an Associate's Degree in Nursing as a Registered Nurse at Pearl River Community College, laying the foundation for my academic pursuits.
In 2005, I achieved a significant milestone by completing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Phoenix. Undeterred by challenges, I continued my pursuit of knowledge, earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in 2009. Recognizing the importance of geriatric care, I further enhanced my expertise by obtaining a post-master's Certificate as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in 2010.
A commitment to advancing the field of nursing led me to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2015, reflecting my dedication to staying at the forefront of healthcare practices and contributing to the evolving landscape of nursing.
In 2017, I expanded my skill set by completing certification for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) at the Medical University of South Carolina. This additional certification demonstrates my commitment to incorporating innovative and effective therapeutic modalities into my practice.
With over 31 years of experience across various healthcare settings, including Oncology, Geriatrics, Medical/Surgical, ICU, Orthopedics, Emergency Room, Urology, Radiation Oncology, Hospice, Adolescent Psychiatric Units, and Nursing Homes, I have honed my skills in providing safe and effective patient care. My expertise in medication management, supportive psychotherapy, and case management reflects a holistic approach to mental health and wellness.
I firmly believe in the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul in achieving overall well-being. My patient-centered philosophy is evident in my commitment to walking alongside individuals on their journey to balance both mental and physical health. Through more than three decades of dedicated service, I continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those I serve, embodying the highest standards of excellence in nursing practice.
My foundations and ethical beliefs serve as the guiding principles that have shaped my approach to healthcare. Nurturing, cultivating, and promoting human well-being are at the core of my practice, where I extend kindness, compassion, empathy, and humility to everyone who walks through my doors.
As a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, my passion lies in assisting others on their journey toward total mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Specializing in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people of color, women with low socioeconomic status, veterans, and the elderly, I am committed to providing tailored and compassionate care to each individual under my care.
Witnessing the genuine happiness, laughter, and motivation of my patients is immensely gratifying. It fuels my dedication to making a positive impact on their lives and contributing to their overall well-being.
In delivering patient care, I adhere to a philosophy grounded in evidence-based practices and theoretical knowledge to achieve optimal wellness. My holistic approach recognizes the interconnectedness of various facets of an individual, treating them as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms.
I consider myself an advocate for my patients, striving to empower them and help maintain balance in their lives. By integrating a comprehensive understanding of mental, physical, and spiritual aspects, I aim to support individuals in achieving a harmonious and fulfilling life.
My commitment to holistic care and advocacy underscores my belief in the importance of addressing the diverse needs of each patient and fostering an environment where they can thrive.
Hey there! I'm not just your Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; I'm also someone who loves to embrace life beyond the clinic. Here are some fun facts about me:
1. **Outdoor Enthusiast:** I've got a passion for the great outdoors. Whether it's casting a line while fishing or exploring the woods on a hunt, you'll often find me basking in the beauty of nature.
2. **Family Moments:** My heart belongs to my family. Little Spencer and my husband Jimmie are the center of my world, and spending quality time with them is my favorite way to unwind.
3. **HGTV Aficionado:** When it's time to kick back, I turn to HGTV for a dose of relaxation. The latest interior design trends are like a guilty pleasure – there's something so soothing about exploring new decor ideas.
4. **U.S. Army Veteran:** I wear the title of U.S. Army Veteran with pride. Serving my country is a significant part of my journey, and the experiences have shaped who I am today.
5. **Proudly Me:** Beyond any professional title, I'm a proud wife, mother, sister, daughter, and woman. Each role adds a unique flavor to my life, and I embrace them all with joy.
These tidbits offer a glimpse into the person behind the white coat. I believe in a holistic approach not just in healthcare but in life, finding balance and joy in both professional and personal spheres.
My educational journey has been a significant and continuous pursuit of knowledge and expertise in nursing. Here's a breakdown of my academic achievements:
University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, AL:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP): January 2012 to July 2015. This doctoral program reflects my commitment to advancing my skills in family psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Post-Masters Certificate Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP): August 2008 to May 2010. This certificate program further enriched my knowledge and abilities in addressing the unique healthcare needs of the geriatric population.
Masters of Science In Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): August 2008 to December 2009. This master's program focused on psychiatric mental health nursing, laying the foundation for my specialization.
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: April 2004 to November 2005. This undergraduate program at the University of Phoenix provided me with a solid foundation in nursing.
Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, MS:
Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing: August 2001 to May 2003. This program equipped me with the foundational knowledge and skills required for nursing practice.
Pearl River Community College, Hattiesburg, MS:
Certificate of Completion for Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN): January 1993 to December 1993. This marked the beginning of my nursing career, providing me with the essential skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
This educational journey reflects my dedication to continuous learning, specialization in gerontological and psychiatric mental health nursing, and the acquisition of expertise to provide comprehensive care across various healthcare settings.
Here is a summary of my qualifications as of March 2010:
Board Certification - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC): Achieved from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), this certification reflects my expertise in providing specialized care for individuals dealing with mental health challenges.
Board Certification - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC): Also obtained from the ANCC in May 2011, this certification showcases my dedication to and proficiency in addressing the unique healthcare needs of the elderly population.
Texas Board of Nursing APRN License: I am licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) by the Texas Board of Nursing, holding license number AP118936.
Texas Board of Nursing RN License: In addition to my APRN license, I am also a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing, with license number 711274.
Brain Stimulation Intensive Course - TMS Therapy Certification (October 2017): As of October 2017, I have completed the Brain Stimulation Intensive Course at the MUSC College of Medicine obtaining certification in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy. This signifies my commitment to staying current with innovative therapeutic approaches in the field of mental health.
These qualifications reflect a comprehensive and well-rounded skill set, showcasing my dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of advancements in psychiatric and gerontological healthcare.