Rebecca Hennen, RN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern
Becca is a graduate student at Fairfield University pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been a nurse for 8 years, graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2013. She has worked as an ER nurse since that time, and currently also works with adults in inpatient psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital. It is in the ER that she found her passion for working with individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and psychiatric issues and decided to return to school to become a provider to this population.
When she is not working or studying, she enjoys practicing yoga and meditation and believes in the importance of bringing awareness to our physical, emotional, and mental states. Bringing attention to how the mind and body are integrated has helped guide her practice as a future nurse practitioner. She also values the importance of understanding each individual’s unique experience within families, relationships, and communities to form a therapeutic approach to healing and wellness.