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Alumna Circles Back, Joins Faculty in Integrative Therapies

September 11, 2014

Kristen Hanvey, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CCIT, ‘09/’10, an alumna of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, joins Drexel’s Program in Complementary and Integrative Therapies as an adjunct assistant professor. Her career has spanned both allopathic and integrative healthcare throughout the last three decades. Hanvey has worked as a Registered Nurse since 1987 and in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as a Psychiatric Nurse. She worked in corporate management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Syracuse, New York and Cigna HealthCare in Chicago.

Hanvey owns a successful private practice, Asheville Holistic Healthcare, PLLC, located in North Carolina, where she integrates holistic mental healthcare within the framework of conventional medicine. In her practice, she integrates phytomedicines, nutraceuticals, and prescription medications, orders lab work, genetic tests, and recommends integrative mind/body modalities to clients to help them optimize their health. In addition, she is contracted as the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner by two wilderness programs: Trails Carolina, which serves children, and Four Circles Recovery, where she works with young adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. She also serves the Medicaid population at Caring for Children. Hanvey prides herself on uniquely uncovering each person’s needs and developing and individualized care plan.

Hanvey attended the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and graduated with her BSN in 2009 She was later awarded a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies in 2010. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 with a MSN degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing and is ANCC certified. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and the Blue Ridge Holistic Nurses. Hanvey is an avid reader, learner, and teacher. She is a certified yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist (PRYT) and Reiki Master. She is excited to join the faculty at her alma mater!