Juliana Estrada, BSN, RN, nursing experience since 2008 includes employment in women's health, hospice care, and home health. Ms. Estrada’s psychiatric nursing career began in 2012 in the inpatient setting, caring for hospitalized children and adolescents. She accepted a position with a mobile crisis outreach team in June of 2015 after experiencing the limitations that the inpatient setting can place on long-term healing. She worked full-time, traveling throughout Harris County, visiting patients in their environments, with the goals of stabilizing psychiatric crises, assessing medical stability, and avoiding hospitalization, if appropriate. She believes that the outpatient setting allows for improved patient response and increases the opportunities for a more patient-centered, realistic, and appreciable recovery.
Ms. Estrada plans to implement the advanced practice role by focusing her attention on reducing mental health disparities for underserved populations. She aims to specialize in child advocacy and assisting LGBTQI youth with mental health management.
She currently attends the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing in Houston and is a student in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program with anticipated graduation in December, 2019. She is a UTHSC - SON PARTNERS scholarship recipient. Ms. Estrada earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in December of 2015.
She is a member of both the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association.