Kristen Cheslick

Faculty

Kristen Cheslick, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC is a nationally board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She specializes in adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Her mental health experience includes outpatient and inpatient settings. Kristen has 20 years of experience in various roles including community health, school health, oncology, psychiatric and correctional nursing. She has been teaching at Wilkes University since 2016 and has been instrumental in the curricular development of a nationally recognized online PMHNP program.

Kristen received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing with a specialization in psychiatry from Wilkes University and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bloomsburg University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She maintains professional affiliations with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

Kristen is actively completing a yoga and meditation training program to become a certified yoga and meditation instructor. She has been actively practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has completed in-depth research on its positive effects on anger and impulsivity when implemented in a correctional setting. Most recently, her yoga and meditation practice and studies are focused on trauma recovery and stress reduction and she plans to continue teaching others in these areas.