Under proclamation by Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona officially recognizes National Nurse Practitioners Week on November 10-16, 2013. There are more than 150,000 licensed Nurse Practitioners in the United States, with over 5,000 Registered Nurse Practitioners in the state of Arizona!
Nurse Practitioners see over six million patients annually in the United States, providing patient-centered, high-quality healthcare. Doorways, LLC is proud to have three Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners on staff, specializing in the care and treatment of adolescents and young adults. These core members of the team truly have a passion for improving the lives of young people and helping them on the road to healing. Without their heart for service and commitment to providing the best patient care, Doorways would not be what it is today.
Jan Hamilton is the Founder and Owner of Doorways. She is a Nationally Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adolescent treatment. Jan worked as a registered nurse for 20 years prior to receiving her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona and her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification in 1999. Her desire to provide quality psychological and psychiatric care for adolescents and young adults in an outpatient, faith-based setting led to the opening of Doorways in 2008. She’s thrilled about the opportunity for teens, young adults and families to receive the best care possible on their journey of healing!
Laura Ross, MSN, FPMHNP-BC, a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s in Nursing and is a nationally Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Laura practices from a holistic perspective incorporating non-pharmacological treatments and family involvement in her care.
Wayne, MacKenzie Sr. RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC is the newest addition to the team at Doorways. Also a graduate a Case Western Reserve University, Wayne is a certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He enjoys working with young people and being on staff at Doorways.