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Megan Walsh Ossont, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE

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Megan Walsh Ossont

CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing

Megan Walsh Ossont is an assistant clinical professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Scranton (summa cum laude) and Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in family psychiatric mental health from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently completing her PhD in nursing from Villanova University.

She has almost a decade of experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, emergency/consultation and corrections. She specializes in providing psychiatric care to adult females, including peripartum psychiatry. She maintains a clinical practice in correctional psychiatry at a female correctional institution.

Academic Distinctions

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Janssen Scholar
  • Sigma Theta Tau Iota Omega Chapter Academic Excellence in Nursing Award

Professional Society

American Nurses Association (ANA)
Sigma Theta Tau (President of Theta Zeta Chapter)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
National League for Nursing (NLN)

Selected Publications

Kear, T., Bhattacharya, A., & Walsh, M. (2016). Patient handoffs in nephrology nursing practice: A safety study. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 43(5), 379-400.

Natal, S., Pittman, T., Richmond, S., Spital, L., & Walsh, M. (2012). Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders in Leahy, L.G. & Kohler, C. (eds). Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Research Interests

Dissertation research: the emotional experience of women with MS in the postpartum period. Specializes in adult psychiatry with special interest in women’s psychiatric health.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhDc): anticipated graduation May 2021
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA