My name is Linda, and I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Anschutz with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May 2020.
I work full-time as a community mental health nurse, specializing in crisis intervention, at AllHealth Network.
Post-graduation, I continued my research with the CU College of Nursing, related to Senate Bill 119 and the Expansion of Colorado’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program (for opioid use disorder). My first manuscript, “Comorbidity of Lifetime History of Trauma and Abuse with Opioid Use Disorder: Implications for Nursing Assessment & Care,” was published in the Journal of The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) in April 2022.
My special interests include: I am a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and my specialty interests are mixed medical/surgical and mental health care, neurosciences, addictions medicine, and living well post-brain injury.
My Personal Philosophy:
I believe that healing and optimal wellness is best achieved when using a combination of biomedical and psychosocial interventions. As a nurse, I monitor and treat the human response to physical illness while attending to the emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural aspects that contribute to resilience and promote optimal long-term outcomes.
Linda Driscoll Powers | firstname.lastname@example.org | 720.206.9433