Ruth Milstein DNP, PMHNP-BC, LMHC

SCHOOL OF Nursing and Health Professions

Ruth Milstein DNP, PMHNP-BC, LMHC

Associate Professor


Psychiatric Mental Health




As a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Assistant Professor Milstein has had the pleasure of providing care for patients in both her personally owned practice and addiction programs, as well as several other community based settings. She started teaching as an adjunct faculty in 2006.  After discovering online teaching, she increased her teaching work load while continuing to maintain a clinical practice and build her skills as a practitioner/instructor.  She is looking forward to expanding services in the psychiatric mental health program, teaching new courses, mentoring doctoral students all while continuing to maintain a clinical practice.  The online program format allows her to remain in Florida where her practice is and travel to visit her children and grandchildren.



  • Psychiatric Mental Health


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric and Nurse Educator Specialties

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Dissertation: “Integrating Mental Healthcare and Primary Care for the Intervention of Screening and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome in those taking Second Generation Antipsychotics”

Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Masters in Education in Mental Health Counseling

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wagner University

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY



Scholarly Activities

Milstein, R, Beck, S. "Does a Mindful Eating Intervention Decrease Binge Eating?"

Annual conference of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Hartford, CT


Milstein R, Conner, C. "Reducing Stigma Among NP Students of Varying Disciplines with the use of Standardized Patient Simulation"

Annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, Orlando, FL


Milstein, R, McCoy, K, Lusk, P. "Nuts and Bolts of CBT - Developing Case Conceptualization in CBT"

Annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, Indianapolis, IN

Chair for American Psychiatric Nurses Association, South Florida Advanced Practice Council


Chair of Content Expert Panel, American Nurses Credentialing Center


Professional Experiences

Assistant Professor, Psychiatric/Mental Health

University of Massachusetts Global, School of Nursing

Adjunct Professor from November 2012-July 2013. Director in years 2015-16

Assistant Clinical Professor

University of Alabama, Birmingham

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Adjunct Professor

Nova Southeastern University

Nurse Practitioner

Utopia Psychiatric Services, Inc.

Independently owned private practice. Assisted and Independent Living facilities, private office, detoxification and rehab centers.

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