Yvonne Creighton is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Austin Peay State University, and a post-master’s certificate in PHMHNP from Maryville University of St. Louis. Most recently, Yvonne completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Maryville University. Her DNP scholarly project was aimed at reducing the negative consequences of problematic alcohol and drug use. Yvonne has been an assistant professor at MTSU for seven years, teaching a wide range of clinical nursing courses. She currently teaches Mental Health Nursing to BSN nursing students and developed the new PMHNP track in the MSN program at MTSU. With a background in critical care nursing, Yvonne understands the complex interaction between physical and mental health. She believes that developing a therapeutic alliance between the patient and provider is a key component in helping patients achieve their goals.