Valerie Jansen, PMHNP, CNS, BC and EAGALA Certified
Valerie earned her Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarkson College, Omaha NE. Post graduate studies were completed at MU School of Nursing where she received specialized training as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Valerie is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is Certified as an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) professional. This is a therapy utilizing horses as partners in patient therapy.
Valerie has worked in direct patient care for over 53 years. Areas of practice included: inpatient, medical-surgical, psychiatric and home health in outpatient settings. She is a preceptor for nurse practitioner interns on a semester by semester basis.
Valerie works with patients age 6 to geriatric in medication management and EAGALA. She has experience with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Dual Diagnosis with substance or alcohol abuse disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, and other mood disorders. Her patients are educated in Mindfulness Meditation and Sleep Hygiene. When appropriate she works in collaboration with psychologists to have psychiatric testing completed to confirm diagnosis for patients.