Neethu Arikupurathu

2017 cohort, University of Missouri - Columbia
Neethu Arikupurathu, MS, RN-BC, NPP, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, at Northwell Health. She is interested in researching the effectiveness of school-based mental health training programs on improving the mental health literacy of school personnel, allowing them to identify early signs of mental illness in their students.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Post-Master’s in Nursing Informatics from Chamberlain University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.

She currently works as a Nurse Manager at Zucker Hillside hospital (ZHH), a 222-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, part of Northwell Health. She began her career as a new graduate nurse at ZHH in 2011. She has worked on an Early Episode/First Break unit as well as on a Geriatric Psychiatry unit where, in 2014, she was promoted to the title of Assistant Nurse Manager. In 2016 she was promoted to Nurse Manager and was instrumental in the opening of a new adult psychiatric inpatient unit at ZHH.

Arikupurathu lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey.