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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Leslie C. Rodriguez, A.R.N.P.
Leslie C. Rodriguez, A.R.N.P. is a native of Washington State. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, and later, her post-master’s degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is also ANCC board certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public and Community Health and Pain Management.
Leslie C. Rodriguez, A.R.N.P. has extensive experience working with individuals who have complex health care needs. She spent 11 years at Southeast Washington Aging and Long Term Care (SE Wa ALTC) as a nurse case manager working with vulnerable populations, the chronically ill and disabled in the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) and Medicaid Personal Care (MPC). She also aided in the development of the Intensive Chronic Care Case management (ICCM) program with the Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA). In 2008, she began her work with the Veterans Health Care Association (VHA) Telehealth services. Since 2008, she has served as the chair of the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center Falls RCA Team and on the local and VISN 20 pain management committees. She has guided the standardized use of evidence-based best practices in fall prevention and pain management, developing QM policy 118 –Primary Care Falls Program and Patient Care Policy MS-105 – Pain Management. She also works nationally as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the development of VHA’s Telehealth Services standardized Disease Management Protocols (DMP) for psychiatric conditions.
Leslie C. Rodriguez, A.R.N.P. is a member of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing and has served as an expert consultant for ANCC in the evaluation and development of Pain Management board certification testing. Leslie loves to teach and has developed and taught continuing education seminars for many years for SE Wa ALTC and VHA Telehealth Services Training Programs. She has been an adjunct faculty member and instructor for the Washington State University College of Nursing since 2007, teaching Community health and Psychiatric nursing courses. Leslie is a dedicated patient advocate who is committed to providing holistic care through the use of evidence-based psychiatric practices.
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