Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor (Clinical), Graduate Specialty Coordinator for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

244 Cohn ,

Office hours

By appointment. 

Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Bio Sketch

I am a dual certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner focused on the provision of holistic patient centered mental health care. As a Detroit native, I am acutely aware healthcare needs in the community and the disparities impact patient's access to culturally sensitive services. I have worked as a nurse practitioner for over 18 years providing pscyhiatric care in the metro Detroit area.
My areas of expertise are integrated care, substance abuse (SBIRT trainer), mental health issues secondary to chronic medical illness, caregiver role stress/ coping, and women's mental health issues. I


  • BSN - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • MSN - Michigan State University (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Post MSN Certificate - Rush University (Family Pscyhiatric Nurse Practitioner)
  • DNP - Wayne State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education - Wayne State University 

Research Interests

  • SBIRT (Substance abuse)
  • Integrated Care 
  • African American nurses/ mentorship

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Integrated Mental Health in Primary Care
  • Urban Health

Current Research

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals
Role: Project Director
Grant Period: 09/29/2017-09/30/2017
Total awards: $526,000 

Training Nursing and Social Work Students to Become SBIRT Service Providers in Michigan
Role: Project Coordinator/ SBIRT site trainer
Grant Period: 09/30/20 IS · 09/29/2018
Total Awards: 945,000

Advanced Nursing Education Program
Role: Outreach Coordinator
Grant Period: 07/012014-06/30/2017
Total awards: $1.1 million 

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals
Role: Principal Inverstigator-Nursing
Grant Period: 09/29/2017-09/30/2022
Total awards: $1.2 million

Wayne Graduate School Doctoral Mentoring Grant: Connecting Our Nurses
Role: Training Coordinator
Grant Period: 09/1/2017-05/2018
Total awards: $5,000

Courses Taught

  • Nursing 7840 - Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals
  • Nursing 7990 - Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Illness
  • Nursing 7855 - Advanced Practice Nursing with Groups
  • Nursing 7605 -  Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Nursing 7860 - Advanced Practice Nursing with Families
  • Nursing 9505 - DNP Project Practicum 2

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