Ed Stern, MSN PMHNP

Hello, I'm Ed.

I am a recent Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) graduate (May 2021), experienced nurse, medical podcast creator, LGBTQ+ public radio show host, and so much more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about me.

Clinical Experience

Ed has a distinguished medical career that started in the early 80s starting with EMS, as an educator and nurse. As a nurse, my clinical experience was psychiatry, emergency medicine, and trauma. 

My psychiatry experience includes inpatient and outpatient care, PHP, and IOP treatment programs. My patients have been across the age spectrum, but I specialized in adolescents (14+) and young adults.

I have lived and professional experience working with the unique psychiatric needs of the LGBTQ+ community and civil servants (fire, EMS, and law enforcement). 

My clinical experience in school includes more than 750 hours, in the following areas:

  • Pediatric and adolescent medication management
  • Adult medication management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • LGBTQ+ affirming care
  • Functional medicine in psychiatry
  • Trauma-informed care

Completed Clinical Rotations

Over the past year, I have completed more than 750 clinical hours (150% of the ANCC certification criteria).

I've worked with diverse patients including geriatric, pediatric. ASD, LGBTQ+. I have seen acute and chronic patients, from all socioeconomic settings.

#1. Individual Therapy

More than 160 hours

#2. Group/Family Therapy

More than 180 hours

#3. Child/Adolescent Medication Management

More than 190 hours

#4. Adult/Older Adult Medication Management

More than 190 hours

Employment Goals

I am confident that my professional experience with trauma care, gender identity, sexual identity, neurodivergence, and co-occurring diagnoses will be valuable to my future.

I have worked with diverse groups such as low-income, uniformed personnel (emergency responders), the LGBTQIA+ community, and the BIPOC community.  I hope to join a practice that aligns with my clinical background, that affirms the LGBTQIA+ community, and provides exceptional outpatient psychiatric care.

Ed's Background in a Nutshell

Clinical Care

PMHNP Graduate

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

Nurse

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.

EMT/Paramedic

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.

Educator

CEU Podcaster

The creator and host of PsychNP Cast, designed specifically for the PMHNP community. Also previously I developed and hosted a CEU Podcast for EMS professionals.

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 and EMS Adjunct

More than 14 years as a college adjunct educator. Topics taught were EMS and Nursing.

Additional Background

Foster Parent

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

Innovator

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.

Photographer

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.

Horseback Rider

My biological father rode horses professionally. He had me on horses around the same time I was able to waddle. It stuck and today I get an amazing sense of joy and comfort around these amazing animals.

Resume

Vast Experience, Ready to Learn
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"It's important to provide relatable and rational psychiatric care to my patients, and accept them for the complete person they are, regardless of their race, economics, gender or sexual identity."

Education

2021
Walden University

Masters of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program completed in May 2021. Awaiting authorization to test for the ANCC PMHNP exam

2013
Chamberlain College of Nursing

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

2002
Marymount University

Associate of Applied Sciences, Nursing

1986
Davenport University

Associate of Applied Sciences, Emergency Medical Services Management

Current Activities

PsychNP Cast Podcast
Currently (Volunteer)

Host and Producer

Originator, host, and producer of the PsychNP Cast podcast. This podcast is a commercial-free education tool for the PMHNP community and their peers. The present listening audience is over 1000 listeners per episode.

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.

Virginia Department of Health
Currently (Volunteer)

Medical Reserve Corps

Mass vaccination volunteer for the COVID efforts

Past Nursing Experience Highlights

Potomac Programs (now Embark)
2019-2020

Wellness Nurse for IOP/PHP

2019-2020: 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
2019-2020

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

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

See Ed's full ResumeSee Ed's Full CV including his Roles Before Nursing

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

Skills

MS Word

95%

MS PowerPoint

95%

MS Excel

80%

Dr Chrono EHR

90%

Epic EHR

85%

Allscripts EHR

80%

Cerner EHR

70%

Portfolio

My Works
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Ed's Portfolio

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 are samples of some of his most recent audio work.

Radio and Podcast Programming Produced by Ed

Radio/Podcast Programs Ed has been a Guest Of

Prior Video/TV Media Coverage

2014 Local News: Nursing Violence

206 Local News: Nursing Careers

Prior Print Media Coverage

Contact

Get in Touch

EdSternRN@gmail.com

703-350-5187

Metro Washington, DC

Able to Relocate

Feel free to email me