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Patricia F. Gardner, DNP, APRN

Assistant Professor


College of Nursing
Faculty - Nursing
CRISS II - Criss 2 - 220F

Patricia F. Gardner, DNP, APRN

Assistant Professor

Patti Gardner, DNP, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC is an Assistant Professor at Creighton University College of Nursing and currently practices at a small private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is engaged with the American Psychiatric-Nurses Association and Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, both of whom offer the opportunity to partner with stakeholders in opportunities to improve mental health care across the state of Nebraska. Scholarship interests include the promotion of evidence-based psychiatric-mental health services to individuals and communities that are socially marginalized, the development of innovative educational strategies to promote interprofessional practice, the developement of innovative practice strategies promoting medication adherence and workforce development to support quality psychiatric-mental health services and outcomes.

Teaching Interests

  • Substance Use Disorder

Research Focus

Innovation technology to support medication adherence.
Innovative teaching and learning strategies.
Perinatal mental health.


Nursing - Doctorate


Assistant Professor


  • I presented my DNP project/poster at the Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Annual conference. 2023