Heather Brathwaite has been a Psychiatric Mental Health nurse in Florida since 1991 and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN in 1991 from Florida International University, her MSN/APRN from FIU in 1996, and her doctorate in nursing from Barry University in 2016.
As an APRN, she has the expertise and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. She brings a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients. Her clinical practice focuses on consultation, treatment selection and administration, and care coordination for outpatients struggling with a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and co-occurring disorders.
In addition to her clinical skill, Dr. Brathwaite is a full time Nursing faculty member at Miami Dade College where she served as the lead faculty for the psychiatric mental health course. She has been in academia for the last 24 years teaching at Florida International University, NOVA University, and Saint Thomas University. Heather is a member of the Barbadian Nurses Association, The National Black Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, the Florida Nurses Association, and an academic adviser for Phi Beta Kappa. Heather’s love for nursing takes her to the African Continent where she distributes nursing textbooks and supplies to The University of Ghana, Accra, the University of Ghana, Cape Coast, and The Pantang Nursing College.