This session is presented by FNU Clinical Director Dr. April Dobroth.
Calling all future psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners! This session is for you if you are a registered nurse considering the path to providing mental health care as a PMHNP. Find out about FNU’s distance education program and get the inside scoop from current students about their experience. Hear about the joys and challenges of life as a nurse practitioner.
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April Dobroth, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Dr. April Dobroth is a board certified psychiatric mental health (PMHNP) and family nurse practitioner (FNP) with ten years of experience working in the realm of substance abuse treatment. She currently serves as the clinical director of the PMHNP program at Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Dobroth has served in rural and underserved communities as a National Health Service Corp member and ambassador. She has also served as a representative of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Coalition (NMBHC). As a representative of the NMHBC, she worked closely with the director of Health and Human Services and former Governor Susana Martinez in New Mexico to address the dire need for increased access to behavioral health services in the state. Dr. Dobroth has also served as an expert speaker before the Colorado and New Mexico state legislature on several mental health issues. Dr. Dobroth’ s doctoral research involved the development and implementation of a model of care designed to fully integrate mental health services into the primary care milieu. Dr. Dobroth has spoken at the state, national, and international levels about the integration of mental health services into primary care.
Keife Earley, MBA, MS, RN
Keife Earley is the Co-Owner of Earley HealthCare LLC with his wife Cree, APRN, FNP. He has a Master of Business Administration specializing in project management, Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Certified in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Currently a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student at FNU with an expected graduation date of November 2021.
Keife is an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Chi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Keife is also a member of the Monroe Region of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners., Louisiana State Nurses Association, ANA, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and AANP.
Keife has over 30 years of nursing experience in critical care (ICU) and Emergency medicine.
April Haneline, BSN, RN
April Haneline has been an RN for the past ten years, working in various inpatient and outpatient settings across the country. In coming to Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as a Family Nurse Practitioner student, April transitioned into the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program upon realizing the intense need for rural behavioral health care providers caring for people suffering from marginalization. Of particular interest to April is the rural queer community and their access to affirming care providers across all areas of health care.
In her profession and community, April is committed to advancing local social justice issues, bringing about change, and creating safe, welcoming spaces. April has served in student leadership as Student Council Member and through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)’s LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group Co-Chair, Diversity Impact Program Activities Committee, and Culture and Belonging Committee. The Office of DEI selected April to participate in the Professional Organization Mentoring Program and FNU’s Mentorship Program. April’s professional organization leadership includes serving on GLMA’s Behavioral Health Task Force during its inauguration.
For self-care, April particularly enjoys functional fitness, Olympic lifting, and rucking, among other less strenuous activities such as baking, hand quilting, traveling, and spending time with her young niece and nephew. April lives in Murray, KY.