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Tess Searls, DNP, PMH-CNS, PMH-NP

Tess Searls, DNP, PMH-CNS, PMH-NP

Pediatric mental health nurse practitioner

Specialty
Psychiatry

Location
Virginia Treatment Center for Children

Phone: (804) 828-2679
E-mail: tess.searls@vcuhealth.org

Board Certifications

Child and adolescent psychiatric nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family psychiatric nursing - Nurse Practitioner

Education

Nursing school: Riverside Hospital School of Professional Nursing
BSN: Christopher Newport College
MS and Post-Masters: Virginia Commonwealth University
Doctorate: Old Dominion University

Areas of Interest

Collaborative problem solving
Nursing care of traumatized children
Animal-assisted therapy

Research Interests

Nursing care of children in institutional settings

Bio

Dr. Searls is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses.

Dr. Searls provides Animal Assisted therapy through Canine Companions for Independence.


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