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Dr. Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP

Clinical Professor,
University of San Diego

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University of San Diego
809 Island Court
San Diego, CA
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PREFERRED: (415) 637-1810

Clinical Professor,
University of San Diego


Primary Care and Psychiatric NP
• 28 years clinical experience as a Psych NP and 38 years experience as an FNP in California & Alaska with dual national certification
• Expertise in disaster & trauma mental health and psychiatric emergencies. Presentations at national and international conferences
• Record of successful integration of medical and behavioral services in both outpatient and inpatient settings
• Work with diverse ethnic groups, including migrant farmers, Alaska Natives, SE Asian refugees, multi-national fishermen and cannery workers
• Experience working with children, adults and elders inpatient and outpatient settings.

Program Development
• Developed clinical operations of the AK statewide telemedicine system
• Created regional Trauma Support Services Program in AK and Trauma Intervention Program for CA hospital
• Converted failing Occupational Medicine operation into a profitable clinic in CA.
• Initiated Distance Ed components for the Univ. of Alaska FNP program.
* Developed videoconferencing capabilities and expanded learning management system for UCSF
* Served as Lead Faculty for UCSF Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Program
* Set-up the Psych NP program for the University of San Diego School of Nursing in 2011; now Program Coordinator

• Director of Psychiatry for a national geropsychiatry organization.
• Directed services for a 9-site FQHC/CMHC, and for the 15-village clinics of a rural regional health corporation.
• Manager of urgent care, occupational medicine and behavioral health services.
• Oversaw professional training of behavioral health, primary care and EMS personnel in multiple settings.
• Initiated and coordinated efficient and cooperative teams for program functions, including quality assurance, procedural manuals, service implementation, product development, marketing, training, grant applications, budget creation, and many others.

Expert Knowledge Areas

  • Administration
  • APNA Leadership
  • Crisis/Trauma
  • Education
  • Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care
  • Leadership


University of San Francisco (USF)
2007 To 2010

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
1986 To 1989

Sonoma State University (SSU)
1977 To 1979

Pasadena City College (PCC)
1974 To 1976

Music, Community Mental Health
1967 To 1971

Job History

University of San Diego
Clinical Professor & Coordinator, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program
July 2011 - present

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Clinical Assistant Professor, PMHNP Program
San Francisco
December 2007 - July 2011

Eastern Aleutian Tribes Community Clinics
Director of Behavioral Health Services & Medical Director
September 2003 - April 2007

Good Samaritan Counseling Center & North Star Behavioral Health Centers
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
September 2000 - August 2003

Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN)
Clinical Director, Telehealth Network
July 1998 - August 2000

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
Assistant Professor, FNP Program
August 1996 - June 1998

Norton Sound Regional Hospital
Medical Director, Village Health Services
June 1992 - July 1996