Amanda Medley, APRN, PMHNP-BC, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Astra Behavioral Health, LLC

Get to know Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Amanda Medley, who serves patients in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Amanda is an advanced practice registered nurse & board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She specializes in psychiatry, mental health, medical-surgical nursing, oncology, and long-term care. Currently, she works at Astra Behavioral Health, LLC in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. 

Astra Behavioral Health, LLC was founded with a vision to lead in providing the highest quality psychiatric care, service, and education to the children, adolescents, adults, and families of Kentucky fostering meaningful opportunities for mind and body wellness. It strives to deliver this care with the help of highly experienced and trained mental health providers that are committed to improving the quality of life of patients in a caring and patient-friendly environment, integrating biological, psychological, and social factors in a wide variety of treatment modalities. “Our mission is to inspire and enable individuals and families to achieve their highest level of emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.”

Continuously advancing her professional efforts, Amanda is also affiliated with Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System. It is a 140-bed hospital offering inpatient services for female adolescents, adults, older adults, military/veterans and their families. Since 1986, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System has been a proven psychiatric care provider in mental health and substance abuse.

Before embarking on her professional journey, Amanda graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lewis and Clark Community College in 2012. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2015 and 2018, respectively. She also holds a certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS – not intended for postnominal use). 

Among her teaching efforts, she precepts psychiatric nurse practitioner students at the University of Louisville. 

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing. APRNs may work across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics or long-term care facilities. They provide medical support and preventative care to patients, along with additional responsibilities of coordinating patient care and using specialized knowledge to manage complex patient conditions. APRNs can diagnose and treat as well as order and interpret tests and prescribe medications.

In the United States, a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds board certification and is trained to provide a wide range of mental health services to patients and families in a variety of settings. PMHNPs diagnose, conduct therapy, and prescribe medications for patients who have psychiatric disorders, medical organic brain disorders or substance abuse problems. They are licensed to provide emergency psychiatric services, psychosocial and physical assessment of their patients, treatment plans, and manage patient care. They may also serve as consultants or as educators for families and staff. 

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