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Umeika Stephens Uplifts and Empowers Nurses of Color With No Nurse Left Behind, LLC

Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC is the founder of No Nurse Left Behind, LLC. It was founded to uplift and empower nurses of color. The sole purpose of No Nurse Left Behind (NNLB) is to provide mentorship, encouragement, and career direction and coaching for nurses seeking to advance their nursing education at all levels of Nursing. The organization strives to assist individuals in addressing the barriers that delay or hinder professional advancement within the profession of Nursing. 

Dr. Umeika Stephens is a dually certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner focused on the provision of holistic patient centered mental health care.  As a Detroit native she is acutely aware healthcare needs in the community and the disparities impact patient’s access to culturally sensitive services.   Dr. Stephens has worked as a nurse practitioner for over 17 years providing for psychopharmacologic management and supportive therapy.   Her areas of expertise are integrated care, substance abuse, mental health issues secondary to chronic medical illness, caregiver role stress/ coping, and women’s mental health issues.  She is also a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University where she oversees the psychiatric nurse practitioner program.

She received her DNP from Wayne State University, 2013 and a Graduate Certificate in in Nurse Education from Wayne State University in 2015; her post graduate certificate in family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (FPMHNP) from Rush University in 2010; her MSN from Michigan State University in 2000; and her BSN from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 1996.