Dr. Eugene Lucas is an associate professor at Wilkes University where he coordinates the distance education Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. He is a nationally board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience in various health care settings such as primary mental and physical health care in an outpatient ambulatory clinic; inpatient psychiatric unit for adults and children; chronic, long-term geriatric environments; and acute drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings. He is also a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner.
Dr. Lucas continues with clinical practice both in-person and through telehealth where his expertise is adult psychiatry, veterans’ mental health, dual diagnosis, developmental disability, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), substance detox and forensic nursing.
Dr. Lucas has presented numerous poster and podium presentations on national and state levels. He is published on various topics as they relate to current issues related to his clinical practice.
Dr. Lucas is a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners where he is active as an advocate for NP independent practice in the state of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the 2017 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Pennsylvania State Award for Excellence and the 2017 Volunteers in Medicine Volunteer of the Year.
Dr. Lucas received his doctorate and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University as a family nurse practitioner, and a post-graduate/APRN certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Drexel University.