James K Tudhope has been a registered nurse since 2001, a licensed professional counselor since 2008, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) since 2013. Jim began his nursing career in 2001 working inpatient critical care within a hospital setting, and eventually transitioned to working with an in-patient psychiatric patient population.
He obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling in 2008 and worked several years as an outpatient therapist in a community mental health center in northeast Ohio. He went on to obtain his Master's of Science in Nursing, and in 2013, began his work as a PMHNP-BC at an outpatient community mental health center. In 2015, he completed Case Western Reserve University's Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship Program that specializes in the clinical, administrative, and academic preparation of community psychiatrist clinicians.
Jim is currently the Medication Clinic Coordinator at a community mental health agency, and provides leadership and management to a team of PMH Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). In addition, Jim is the Program Director for Integrated Community Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner Fellowship (ICPNPFP) that he started in September 2018.
He has received funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their project, Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program. The program will prepare and increase the number of new behavioral health nurse practitioners in northeast Ohio to work in integrated, community-based settings. The traineeship expands and enhances an existing 12-month residency program designed for recently graduated nurse practitioners to improve competencies, self-confidence, and role socialization.
He has been a part-time faculty member at Kent State University since 2015, teaching the core graduate courses in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master's degree program within the College of Nursing. In August 2019, Jim started started work as a full-time faculty member.
He is a life-long student committed to nursing professional development, and completed a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in May of 2019.
NURS 60251 - Family and Group Psychotherapy
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Association for Nursing Professional Development, Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs