Dr. Watson is a lifelong resident of Gratiot County. She attended Michigan State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in 1996. She became interested in mental health after graduation. She was employed at a local community mental health clinic as a registered nurse, for three years before continuing her master’s education in psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Dr. Watson has been an advanced practice psychiatric nurse since 2002. She obtained her masters in psychiatric nursing from Wayne State University in December 2001. Ms. Watson has experience in providing mental health treatment for adult patients in multiple settings including: inpatient mental health units, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. She provides mental health treatment to patients 18 year-old and above.
In 2006, she was one of 22 nurse practitioners selected to attend the first Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Michigan, at Oakland University. Ms. Watson focused her doctorate education primarily on patients with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. She graduated with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in December 2007.
Dr. Watson is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.« Back to Staff Listing