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Rose Mary Xavier
2014 cohort, Duke University

Rose Mary Xavier, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, a Future of Nursing Scholar, is pursuing her PhD with the goal of studying the neurobiological and genetic mechanisms of schizophrenia with a focus on symptomatology, particularly the lack of insight, cognitive deficits and psychotic aggression.

She earned her BSc Nursing with distinction from College of Nursing Thiruvananthapuram in India and her Masters degree from Arizona State University.

She has worked in several specialties including Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency, Cardiac Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, at different capacities ranging from bedside nursing to nursing education. She is an ANCC certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and has been in practice since 2008. She has extensive experience working with the mentally ill and chemically dependent population in several psychiatric care settings- both involuntary and voluntary treatment facilities, large community hospitals, state mental health systems and OP psychiatry clinics in the states of Arizona and Minnesota.

Xavier lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.