Ed Stern, BSN RN

Hello, I'm Ed.

I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Student, a Registered Nurse, Radio Show Host, and so much more.

I am an experienced Psychiatric Nurse currently working in the clinical psychiatric outpatient community.  My most recent experience includes in-patient adult, and out-patient teen and adolescent behavioral/psychiatric work in a PHP and IOP program.

My career is filled with helping patients who have experienced physical and emotional trauma, as well as behavioral crises.  I have also spent my career helping peers who were seeking growth and support.  As I looked back on my years of experience, I realized that the one common thread throughout my career was being present for these people, helping them process, and helping them move forward.  This is why I want to be a PMHNP.

As you take a moment to learn about me, you will see how my current clinical work and diverse background, has alined to make me a strong candidate as a PMHNP Student in a clinical setting.

I’m looking forward to learning from experts in the industry as I integrate my past experience into my future career.

Thanks for taking the time,

Ed Stern BSN RN

Needed: Clinical Preceptors for...

The clinical quarters need to occur in sequence.  Each Walden University quarter is approximately 10 weeks long, (requires a minimum of 160 hours and 80 patient contacts) starting in late May 2020

#1. Individual Therapy

#2. Group/Family Therapy

#3. Child/Adolescent Medication Management

#4. Adult/Older Adult Medication Management

Goals After Graduation

I am confident that my professional experience with trauma care, gender idenitiy and co-occurring diagnoses will be valuable to my future.  I have worked with speciality groups such as uniformed personnel (emergency responders) and the LGBTQIA+ community.  This will also provide value as I look forward to my career.  As I learn, however, I undestand that the best thing I can do is keep an open mind and see how my past experience and clinical experience will help my future role and clients.

Ed's Background in a Nutshell

Clinical Care

PMHNP Student

Actively pursuing my MSN as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. One of the key reasons I chose Walden because of their focus on therapeutic care along with medication management.


After years as a Paramedic, an educator and then a technology marketing executive I returned to healthcare in 2001 to become an RN. As a nurse, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including; emergency medicine, ambulatory care, leadership and of course behavioral health.


Even before I was out of high school I started my medical profession. I was an EMT in high school, and my first degree is as a Paramedic, I worked in EMS for 12 years.


Radio Show Co-Host

Most nurses don't spend a lot of time hosting a radio show, but I was given an opportunity to be a volunteer co-host on a public radio program. I now co-host a show on LGBTQ+ health and wellness topics and air live about once a month for a full hour. I bring guest experts in and we talk about a variety of mental and physical health topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community

Nursing Adjunct

After more than 12 years teaching Paramedics and LPNs, I am now teaching future RNs their nursing skills.

CEU Podcaster

Previously I developed and hosted a CEU Podcast for EMS professionals. We developed a large listening audience in 18 countries.

Additional Background

Foster Parent

For six years I fostered a number of teenagers through Fairfax County. I was able to meet their personal needs and assist them with various behavioral problems common in youth today.


I had the pleasure of being at the forefront of the "dot com" boom in the '90s. I helped companies profit through the use of technology, as well as building the internet strategy for one of the largest nonprofit organizations.


I started taking pictures when I was 2 and I'm still at it. I have been a newspaper stringer, a fire scene photographer and a landscape and flower photographer.


Vast Experience, Ready to Learn


Walden University

Masters of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I started the program in May of 2018. Projected graduation is May 2021. After completion, I will study for and then take the Boards

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Marymount University

Associate of Applied Sciences, Nursing

Davenport University

Associate of Applied Sciences, Emergency Medical Services Management

Current Experience

Potomac Programs - DC Metro
Currently (Part-time)

Psychiatric/Wellness Nurse

Provide wellness checks for patients 14-24 years of age in the PHP program. Act as the clinical liaison between the therapy team and psychiatrist. Offer clinical education to the staff. Lead educational groups for the patient cohort.

Marymount University
Currently (PRN)

Adjunct Faculty – BSN Nursing Program

Provide education to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Accelerated BSN students in the skills and simulation labs. Offer lecture, demonstration, and skills validation through hands-on classes and simulated high fidelity and low fidelity manikin practice. Skills range from basic entry-level nursing skills to advanced clinical procedures.

WPFW 89.3 FM
Currently (Volunteer)

Radio Co-Host: Inside Out LGBTQ+ Radio

One of a collective of hosts that talk on various topics of relevance to the LGBTQ+ community. This is a live weekly show that covers many topics. My "beat" in physical and mental health and wellness. My guests and I go on the air an average of once every 6 weeks. We air live and are on-demand via a podcast and the station website.

Past Nursing Experience Highlights

Virginia Hospital Center

Behavioral Health Staff Nurse 3

Northern Virginia Community College

Adjunct Faculty: Emergency Medical Services and Workforce Development

George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

Clinical Informatics Nurse Manager

Fairfax County Fire Rescue Department

Clinical Educator

HCA Stone Springs Hospital

Administrative Nursing Supervisor

Kaiser Permanente

Clinical Operations Manager

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Trauma Nurse Specialist

Complete Resume/CV

Open or download a my RN Nursing resume here:

Nursing Resume of Edward-Stern

Open or down my detailed CV with Nursing and Business experience here:

Detailed CV of Edward Stern

Training and Licensure

  • Transgender Training Institute - Training of Trainers A 3 day long training program to teach attendees how to teach others affirming language and interaction with the transgender community
  • Virginia Board of Nursing Registered Nurse - Multi-State License (Compact)
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
  • California Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
  • Oregon Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
  • American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support & Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Epic EHR


MS Word


MS PowerPoint


MS Excel


Allscripts EHR


Cerner EHR



My Works

Click on any of the images below to learn and listen

Over the years, Ed has produced a variety of educational content. He's known for his interactive education programs, self-paced animated education videos and perhaps most of all his radio and podcast work. Here as samples of some of his work. Click on the images to learn more about each and listen to his programs.
Host: Inside Out LGBT Radio

Host: Inside Out LGBT Radio

Philly Trans Wellness Conference Project

Philly Trans Wellness Conference Project

EMSCEP Radio Podcast

EMSCEP Radio Podcast

EMS Week 2017 Podcast

EMS Week 2017 Podcast



Get in Touch



Metro Washington, DC

Able to Relocate

Feel free to email me