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Dr. Stephanie Spain (She/Her)
DNP, C-PNP, PMHS, RN-BC, IMH-E® IMHM-P, ADHD-CCSP

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

- Maya Angelou

 

Background

Education:

  • University of Buffalo, BSN Nursing (2005)

  • University of Rochester, MSN in Pediatrics (2008)

  • University of Rochester, Doctor of Nursing Practice (2015)

Expert Certifications and Credentials:

 

  • Credentialed through Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) as a certified Pediatric NP (CPNP-PC)

  • Credentialed through PNCB as a primary care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS)

  • Board certified Pediatric Nurse (RN-BC)

  • Endorsed as an Infant Family Specialist (IMH-E IFS) 

  • ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

Licensed in New York and Virginia

 

Professional Organizations: 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):  AAP Virginia Chapter Member and AAP Virginia Mental Health Sub-Committee Member 

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAP-NAP): Member

  • Virginia Infant Mental Health Association Member (VAIMH): Elected onto Board of Directors and Endorsement Committee 

  • National League for Nursing (NLN): Member

  • American Nurses Association member (ANA): Member

  • Society for the Protection and Care of Children and Families (SPCC): Elected onto Board  of Directors

  • Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program (Project LAUNCH)​: Young Child Wellness Council Member

  • Voices for Virginia's Children Foster Care Prevention Advocacy Task Force: Member

  • World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH): Member

Publications:

  • Spain, S. and Barbel, P. (2023). Child welfare and advocacy through an infant mental health lens. Interactive Continuing Education activity for National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. 

  • Spain, S. (2020). Why infant mental health is even more critical now. American Nurse: Official Journal of ANA. https://www.myamericannurse.com/why-infant-mental-health-is-even-more-critical- now/

  • Brown, S. (2019). Comprehensive Literature Review of Perinatal Loss Supports. Online Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1(4) 1-4.

  • Weglarz, M., Corcoran, E., Gutter, D., Barbel, P., Brown, S., Mulholland, J. & Colabelli N. (2018). In Hollis D (Eds). Child abuse; Intercepting behavioral health issues. Behavioral Pediatric Health Care for Nurse Practitioners: A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behavior (pp. 404-414). New York, New York.

  • Mulholland, J., Brown, S., & Barbel, P. (2018). In Hollis D (Eds). Putting it all together. Behavioral Pediatric Health Care for Nurse Practitioners: A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behavior (pp. 101-109). New York, New York.

  • Barbel, P, Brown, S., Peterson, K. (2015). Identification of Hypomelanosis of Ito in Pediatric Primary Care. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(6), 551-554.

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