Kayj Nash Andersen, PhD, MSN, LP, PMHNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Kayj Nash Andersen brings a unique background to UNC’s SON. She first worked as a licensed psychologist, having earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology. She then went back to school for nursing and practiced as an ICU nurse and psychiatric nurse for 5 years before becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has taught college courses for various institutions for the past 23 years and joined UNC’s faculty in January 2018, where she is a clinical assistant professor. She currently teaches two core courses for the PMHNP program and serves as an instructor/supervisor for clinical courses in the department. Her passion is treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. She has specialized interests in ADHD, eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
|2015–2017||Merit Scholar, UNC, Chapel Hill|
|2002||Outstanding Achiever, Innovative Programming, & Cornerstone Awards (MAGIC – Making A Greater Impact Campus Wide), UNCW|
|1996–1999||Regents Scholar, ASU|
|1997||Recognition for Contribution to Students, ASU|
|1996||Recognition for Commitment & Service to Students, UMBC|
Okine, KN (2017, April & May). Children and adolescents with ADHD: Pharmacotherapy options and treatment challenges. Presented for the psychiatric residents and fellows in the UNC’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic & the nursing staff on UNC’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit
Okine, KN (2017, April). Autism Spectrum Disorder: A primer for psychiatric providers. Presented for the psychiatric residents & fellows in the UNC’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic & the clinical staff & fellows at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disorders.
Okine, KN (2016, February). Promoting sleep: Nursing implications and interventions. Presented at the Center for Lifelong Learning ANCC Accredited Conference, Catching ZZZs: Promoting healthy sleep, Chapel Hill, NC.
Okine, KN (2015, November). Psychopharmacology. Presented for UNC Hospital’s Psychiatric Certification Review Class, Chapel Hill, NC.
Relf, M, Eisbach, S, Okine, KN, & Ward, T (2013, January). Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for managing depression in people living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24 (1), S15-S28.
Okine, KN, & Robinson, SK (2000, August). Is there an interpersonal basis for eating disorders among college students? Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.