Hannah Chau, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BCCertified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Education
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Doctorate Degree: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Licensure: Minnesota Certified Nurse Practitioner, Minnesota Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and Minnesota Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
Dr. Hannah Chau joins PrairieCare in September of 2021 after nearly five years working as a registered nurse in the adult mental health unit at Mayo Clinic. She graduated with her BSN from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2016 and worked in the adult unit for two years before starting to pursue her doctorate in 2018, while still working full-time. She then completed the program and received her licensure as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2021.
As an RN, Dr. Chau had a variety of roles, working as an education nurse, a charge nurse examining admissions, as well as providing nursing input on admissions and discharges during team rounds. While pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Chau completed clinical hours working within the PrairieCare system as she assisted in the outpatient clinic and Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs at the Woodbury and Brooklyn Park locations.
Dr. Chau will be working primarily with adults and finds passion in providing care to diverse communities. During her time at Mayo, she was the chair of the multicultural nurses’ merge group, which helped lead diversity initiatives. In addition, she strives to understand the cultural aspects of patients’ mental health care as that affects how they perceive and receive treatment.
When Dr. Chau is not working, she enjoys traveling, playing board games, watching movies, and crafting.
- American Psychiatric Nursing Association
- Community Health
- Severe & Persistent Mental Illness