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Kate J. Ray, M.S., RN, PMHNP, PMHCNS

Clinical Instructor
Adult Health and Nursing Systems

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3059
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3447
Email: kjray@vcu.edu

TEACHING/SERVICE MISSION:

 I function as the course lead and clinical coordinator for the Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing course. I am also involved in teaching for the master’s level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.

EDUCATION:

  • BS, Virginia Tech, Psychology, 2003
  • BS, VCU, Nursing, 2005, Cum Laude
  • MS, VCU, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2007
    • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
  • Board Certified and Licensed as:
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Autonomous Practice License)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service - Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee, VA, 07/2019
  • Civilian Service Achievement Medal - Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee, VA, 07/2019
  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service - Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee, VA, 06/2015
  • Achievement Medal for Civilian Service - Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee, VA, 08/2014

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Ray, K (2017, September 21). “Take a Minute to Change a Life.” The Traveller (Fort Lee, VA), p18.
  • Ray, K (2015, September 3). “Prevent Suicide Through Education, Intervention.” The Traveller (Fort Lee, VA), p12.
  • Ray, K (2011, November 3). “The Changing Landscape of Depression Treatments.” The Traveller (Fort Lee, VA), p22.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Jennings, W.S., Ray, K. & Ragan, M. (2011, November 3). Integrating Nurse Practitioners into Outpatient Psychiatry Practice. Presentation given to Richmond Psychiatric Society, Richmond, VA.
  • Bethune, D. & Ray, K (2016, July 21). Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Presentation given to Kenner Army Health Clinic Medical Providers, Nurses and MSAs, Fort Lee, VA.
  • Ray, K (2018, January 18). Behavioral Health Pearls for Primary Care. Presentation given to Kenner Army Health Clinic Medical Providers, Fort Lee, VA.
  • Ray, K (2018, November 15). Managing Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a Primary Care Setting. Presentation given to Kenner Army Health Clinic Medical Providers, Fort Lee, VA.
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