Daniel Wesemann

Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) program at the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

He received his DNP from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, his MSN with a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration from the University of Iowa, and his Master in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois. In his work at the DNP-PMHNP program at the University of Iowa, he is involved in all aspects of the program, including admissions, progressions, clinical simulations, and clinical site placements. He also provides most of the clinical instruction and lectures in all the clinical courses. He frequently lectures on topics including psychopharmacology, psychotherapeutics, PMHNP assessment and evaluation across the life span, and the PMHNP practicum courses. His clinical background includes a passion for and expertise in providing individual and group psychotherapies, as well as psychopharmacology, across this life span. He has practiced in various clinical milieus, including community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatry, inpatient substance use, veteran services, and forensics.

Dr. Wesemann has held many leadership positions, including President of a regional APN/PA Alliance and the Iowa Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. He has also chaired the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Psychiatric-Mental Health Special Interest Group, where he continues to lead the revisions of the NONPF PMHNP Competencies. He is also the Treasurer of the International Society of Psychiatric Nurse Foundation board.

His research interest is better understanding and caring for those with pediatric bipolar disorder. He continues to pursue quantitative and qualitative research in this area, and he writes and speaks on this topic at both national and international conferences. He also lectured on topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, psychopharmacogenomics, mindfulness, ADHD, and caring for veterans.

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