Edward Nino, PMHNP-BC
Edward B. Nino MSN, RN, PHN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC is Dual Board Certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Life Span) with more than twenty years of experience. He has full prescriptive authority in several states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. He earned his Master’s degree in Nursing with a sub-specialty in neuropsychiatry from the University of California at Los Angeles followed by a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatry from Azusa Pacific University. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Tagalog.
Edward’s medical approach is evidence-based and guided by his knowledge of both traditional and holistic psychiatry, and grounded in scientific studies in the growing fields of epigenetics, nutrient-based psychiatry, and the gut-brain connection.
Ed’s treatment approach is based on his recognition that each patient is a unique human being with a vast array of individual experiences, the sum of which have shaped our inner self to create the person that we are today. His treatment approach focuses on the goal of helping each patient function comfortably and joyfully in both their personal and work lives.
“Life presents all of us with daily challenges that may occasionally cause pain and difficulty. Some patients may have a hidden genetic predisposition that makes it difficult to deal competently with such daily stressors, and they can develop medical symptoms directly related to those underlying psychiatric conditions. This is where I can help.
My approach is one based on a wellness model that includes the entire person. While it is necessary to focus immediately on the symptoms that lead a patient to seek treatment, I think it is a disservice to focus solely on a person’s symptoms and illness. In reality, people are much more than the symptoms that they may be experiencing. Each person is a human being with strengths, talents, interests, a vast array of experiences, and a support network of friends and family. I think that the most effective way to help a person begin to heal is by focusing long-term on their strengths, harnessing their available resources while promptly treating the symptoms that led them to seek treatment.
As a result, after a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment, I collaborate with my patients to formulate a plan to target first the symptoms that led them to seek treatment. At the same time, I also begin to address other areas of the patient’s life. Together we talk about their human relationships, work life and career, health, including diet, exercise, and any underlying medical conditions, personal development, and spiritual life. After that review, we develop a comprehensive plan together to identify specific goals in each of these areas. By addressing the whole person, and not just the current problem or symptom, we can work together effectively to improve the overall quality of their life.”Request Appointment