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About Alexandra Sietsma, MSN, PMHNP
Alexandra Sietsma, MSN, is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who assesses and treats adults and young adults with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and personality disorders. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient care.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, she also works in collaboration with other treatment providers.
Ms. Sietsma directs the nurse practitioner clinical training program within the Department of Psychiatry and has an interest and expertise in nurse training and improving patient access to mental health care. Her research interests include improving communication in the clinical setting, increasing access to psychiatric care, and educating nurse practitioners in mental health care.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, she was a nurse in behavioral care at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Sietsma earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
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- University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, San Diego, CA
- Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Date Joined Staff
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Conditions and Treatments
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Personality Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Mood Disorders