Triple Alumna Returns to Make it a Quartet

Olivia Fratta
November 22, 2022
Edith Onua

Nothing says satisfaction more than a returning student. Edith Onua, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, is a shining example of how pleased students are with their experiences at the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN).

After completing the RN to BS, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Pace, #Go-Getter Dr. Onua knew she was ready to take on more. Her career path and desire to help others brought her back to LSN for her fourth degree, a Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

As an alumna that has already earned her doctorate degree, she explains why it was important for her to return for a second master’s degree. She has worked in correctional settings for several years and, “I have seen time and time again inmates that have mental health issues that were not taken care of in the community,” said Dr. Onua. These were the experiences that inspired her to begin the PMHNP program. She is passionate about ensuring there is accessible mental health care to as many patients as possible and wants to be able to identify and initiate prompt care to patients dealing with mental health issues. She is confident that the PMHNP program will provide her with the additional knowledge and skills to diagnose and properly care for patients who may be struggling.

Dr. Onua explained that she continues returning to Pace because of the variety of programs that are offered; the knowledgeable and supportive faculty; and the excellent clinical placement opportunities that allow students to excel in the field. “The Lienhard nursing department has wonderful faculty that are committed to raising the next and ongoing generation of nurses,” she said. “Pace offers exceptional support to their students and the nursing curriculum is one of the richest and best that I have come across.”

The Lienhard nursing department has wonderful faculty that are committed to raising the next and ongoing generation of nurses.

She advises other students to be the best they can be and to continue furthering their education with persistence while striving for the stars!

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