College of Nursing

Pamela Stover

Pamela Stover

Clinical Assistant Professor, Tri-Cities
FACULTY
NAME:
Pamela Stover
TITLE:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Tri-Cities
OFFICE:
TC
EMAIL:
pamela_stover@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(360) 910-4996
FAX:
MAILING ADDRESS:
1266 Lee Blvd
Richland, WA 99352

Dr. Pam Stover is Clinical Assistant Professor in the PMHNP Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  She recently joined the faculty at Tri Cities after working as adjunct faculty at the Vancouver campus.  She has many years of psychiatric nursing experience as an RN, a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and in management.  She has a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing with a minor in psychology and education from OHSU, a post-master’s certificate in advanced practice Gerontological nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado-Denver.  She is certified as a psychiatric clinical specialist and as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  Her DNP capstone quality improvement project showed that better management of discharges from the psychiatric inpatient unit leads to a decrease in emergency department wait time for patients awaiting inpatient psychiatric admission.  She is excited to share her wealth of clinical experience from inpatient, day hospital, outpatient, consultation & liaison, and integrated care environments with PMHNP DNP students.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas 
  • Master of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Post-Masters Certificate, Advanced Practice Gerontological Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 

INTERESTS

Psychiatric care, consultation and liaison services, mental health integration in primary care, impact of invisible illnesses on mental health, trauma care, education of nurse practitioner students/patients/families, dementia care, mental health among the elderly population 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Geriatric mental health; vulnerable populations and mental health; therapeutic communication; dementia care; integrated mental health care

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Mental health, psychiatry, geriatric mental health, consultation & liaison services, inpatient psychiatric care, day hospital care, emergency psychiatric care

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, member since 1998
  • Sigma Theta Tau, member since 1978 

HONORS & AWARDS 

  • Hearst Endowed Scholarship, 2007, for post-master’s program in advanced practice Gerontological nursing
  • Research Grant from Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 1986
  • United States Public Health Service Grant Traineeships, 1 TOD MG 17172-01 and 2 A11 NU00250-09, 1983 - 1984

PUBLICATIONS

Stover, P. R. & Harpin, S. (2015).  Decreasing psychiatric admission wait time in the emergency department by facilitating psychiatric discharges.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(12), 20 – 27.

PRESENTATIONS

  • 4/14/1986 Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR, co-sponsored by OHSU School Of Nursing and Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, podium presentation, "The Effects of a Reminiscence Group on Self-Esteem and Depression in a Group of Elderly Persons."
  • 5/1/1986 Western Society of Research in Nursing, 19th Annual Graduate Research Exchange, Portland, OR, poster presentation, "The Effects of a Reminiscence Group on Self-Esteem and Depression in a Group of Elderly Persons."
  • 9/27/1986 Nursing, Research, and the Frail Elderly Conference, Orlando, Florida., sponsored by the University of Florida College of Nursing and Jacksonville Health Education Programs, podium presentation, "The Effects of a Reminiscence Group on Self-Esteem and Depression in a Group of Elderly Persons."
  • 1/29/1987 Gerontological Nursing Conference, sponsored by the Gerontological Special Interest Group of the Oregon Nurses Association, podium presentation of "The Effects of a Reminiscence Group on Self-Esteem and Depression in a Group of Elderly Persons."
  • 7/31/1987 Psychosocial Nursing Conference:  Theory and Research-Based Nursing Practice, Seattle, Washington, sponsored by the University of Washington, podium presentation, "The Effects of a Reminiscence Group on Self-Esteem and Depression in a Group of Elderly Persons."
  • 1988 - 2000, Clark College nursing classes and Battle Ground High School Health classes (annual), “Psychiatric Nursing.”
  • 10/29/2013 PeaceHealth Community Health & Wellness Seminar, podium presentation, "Demystifying and Defeating Depression at Menopause: Taking Action Against Depression."
  • 5/9/2014 5th Annual Nurse Week Conference, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, Longview, WA, poster presentation, "Decreasing Psychiatric Admission Wait Time in the Emergency Department by Facilitating Psychiatric Discharges:  A Quality Improvement Project."
  • 10/24/2014 American Psychiatric Nurses Association 28th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, podium presentation, "Decreasing Psychiatric Admission Wait Time in the Emergency Department by Facilitating Psychiatric Discharges:  A Quality Improvement Project." 
  • 10/29/2015 American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, podium presentation, "Differential Diagnosis in the Integrated Care Setting for Anxious Woman with Visual/tactile Hallucinations: A Case Review."
  • 10/20 – 10/21/16 American Psychiatric Nurses Association 30th Annual Conference, Hartford, CN, poster presentation, “Psychiatric care of persons with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) in the integrated care setting.”
updated 1/8/17

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