Cordelia R. Cochran, MS, LMHC, RN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track | DNP Class of 2023
I was drawn to Seattle University's program due to their reputation and after hearing about the positive experience one of the nurse practitioners at my old job had when she got her degree at SU. I chose nursing because I have seen the gaps in access to care those with severe mental illnesses face, and I wanted to support closing that gap by being part of the solution. Prior to SU, I was a supervisor at a Community Mental Health Agency and I continue to work part time as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist at a group practice.
I have found that having a holistic approach is important when working with others in my practice, and nursing does just that! I have such a passion for building community and that is what I have been focused on since becoming part of the College of Nursing. After I graduate, I plan on working with populations who are underserved and one day open a Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Clinic.
What I like to do for fun is plan events, connect with others and pre-covid I loved volunteering for my Goddaughter's Cheer Team. I also love to cosplay during Comic-Con and talk your ear off about Star Trek!