Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Maret Pfohman, MSN, RN, CCRN

Oregon Health and Science University
DNP Student

I am enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/DNP program at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). My clinical practice interests include the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide Prevention.   I am particularly interested in the relationship between a PTSD diagnosis and physical health morbidity and outcomes.   I have a Master’s degree in Nursing in Community Health Care Specialties, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, both attained at OHSU. I currently work in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at OHSU. I was fortunate to serve as the manager of the Trauma/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit for five years. I recently volunteered as the Executive Secretary on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a social center for people with mental health diagnoses. My volunteer work, in combination with my professional and personal experiences with the Mental Health community, cemented my desire to work in the Mental Health profession.