RUC Nursing

Dr. Shannon Dechant, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C
Assistant Professor, PMHNP Program Coordinator
Office: RUC 1030
Dr. Dechant has dual certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Passionate about delivering exceptional online education, Dr. Dechant incorporates innovative teaching techniques to engage her students effectively. Her creative approach, coupled with the integration of collaborative learning opportunities, fosters a dynamic and stimulating online learning environment. As a dedicated advocate for women's mental health, Dr. Dechant's research focuses on the intersection of women's health and mental well-being during the perinatal period. Through evidence-based practices and raising awareness, she strives to improve maternal mental health outcomes.