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Alyssa Killion, ,PMHNP

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey PhD
Home Collingswood NJ United States


Alyssa Killion, MSN, APN received her ASN from Harcum Junior College and her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. While pursuing these degrees she worked in both psychiatric and women’s health fields. Upon receiving her BSN, she pursued a MSN at Rutgers University where she was awarded an ANEE Fellowship and graduated in 2012 from the family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner program. Shortly after graduating from her MSN, she returned to Rutgers to pursue a PhD and currently holds a teaching fellowship, which has allowed her to discover her passion for teaching. Alyssa has worked in psychiatric community care both as an RN and APN for much of her career and currently teaches psychiatric and community nursing clinical courses at Rutgers. In addition to these clinical courses, she also teaches a course on healthcare trends. In addition to her clinical practice interests of psychiatric nursing, her research interests are on the nurse practice environment; nursing workforce issues; patient outcomes; and, health economics, systems and policy.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – psychiatric emergency department visits, nursing workforce, nurse practice environment, health economics, health policy
Dissertation: Economic Burden of Psychiatric Emergency Department Visits in NJ