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Ashley Karr, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

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Ashley Karr is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. As such, it is within her scope of practice to prescribe medications for managing various mental health conditions across the lifespan. She will do so based on extensive assessment and clinical judgement, guided by current research and evidence-based practice guidelines.  Mental Health conditions that can be treated include but are not limited to anxiety, depressive, mood (bipolar), psychotic, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders.

Education and Experience:

Ashley has nearly 14 years of Nursing Experience. She began her Nursing career in 2007 as an LPN.  Obtained both her Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) from BRTC and Bachelors of Science (BSN) in Nursing in 2010 from Arkansas State University. Received her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University in February 2018 and most recently her Post-Masters Certification in Mental Health from UAMS in December 2019.

  • Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Board Certified as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Experience:

LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Corning Transitional Unit with Midsouth Health Systems – 2007-2008
  • Pocahontas Medical Clinic – 2009-2010

RN – Registered Nurse

  • Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit – 2011-2012
  • St Bernard’s Behavioral Health Unit – 2011
  • Midsouth Health Systems – 2012-2017
    • Case Management Program Supervisor
    • Therapist in the Rehab Day setting.

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Pocahontas Medical Clinic – 2018-2020

PMHNP – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    • Arisa Health – 2020-2021
      • Telemedicine Medication Management visits
    • Pocahontas Medical Clinic – 2021 – Present

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