Chief Clinical Consultant for
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Deborah Price, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Phone (602) 263-1518
Deborah Price, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC is the chief Clinical consultant for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN CCC). Deborah is very interested in networking and collaborating with APRNs across Indian Health Service. Please contact her by email: Deborah.Price@ihs.gov
Deborah Price is a federal employee at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, her Masters in Nursing Science and her Master's in Public Health.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Arizona State University
Post Master Certificate, Nursing
Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Arizona State University
Master of Science, Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Magna Cum Laude
Registered Nurse, State of Arizona
Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, State of Arizona
Licensed Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, State of Arizona
- Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Expert clinician responsible for routine, urgent and emergent psychiatric care in a specialty setting, including inpatient and emergency department consultation for large urban Indian population.
- Chief of Psychiatry Tier II, Mental Health Team #4. Critical leadership in defining and implementing an effective national and international disaster response that incorporates evidence based Public Mental Health policy and practice. Appointed to task force to develop Behavior Health training modules for use in training other teams in disaster mental health.
- Medical Staff President, Phoenix Indian Medical Center. First Advanced Practice Nurse elected to this position at Phoenix Indian Health Service. This was achieved after leading an initiative to change the Medical Staff Bylaws to include Advanced Practice Nurses as regular, active members of the medical staff with identical rights and responsibilities to physicians, including the ability to hold office. During most recent Joint Commission survey, PIMC was identified as a leader in supporting an inclusive medical staff.
- Member, Medical Executive Committee, Phoenix Indian Medical Center. As Medical Staff President, represent all members of the medical staff in this leadership role.
- Member, Governing Board, Phoenix Indian Medical Center. As Medical Staff President, I advocated for the inclusion of this key officer representing direct care providers and was successful in becoming a voting member.
- Project Coordinator, Methamphetamine/Suicide Prevention Initiative. Responsibilities include grant proposal, development of positions, supervision, data analysis and local and national presentations. Currently completing Year 3, PIMC's program is identified as a model clinical practice focused on the prevention and management of suicide related behaviors.
- Leader, Clinical Service Redesign Work Group. Cornerstone of project is development of a mental health triage system that blends open and advanced access, direct care and prevention, and addresses the unique needs of our minority, urban underserved population.
- National Leader, Advanced Practice Nurse Classification Workgroup. Under the direction of the IHS APN consultant, this group has been in instrumental in advocating for changes in antiquated position descriptions and classification for APN's.
- Program development and management for Public Health Nursing, Public Health Nutrition, Diabetes Program, and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program. Program innovations include an intensive home visiting program for newborns and families at risk and a Diabetic Wellness Program incorporating primary, secondary and tertiary prevention components. Both programs included outcomes based evaluation. Supervised staff of 20, including 15 health care professionals. Administered a budget in excess of $900,000. Obtained an additional $100,000 for community based programs through grant writing.
- Family Nurse Practitioner. Responsible for providing primary care in a variety of clinical settings, including adult and pediatric appointment clinics, emergency department and school based clinics.
- Clinical Associate Faculty, University of New Mexico, College of Nursing. Faculty preceptor for Family Nurse Practitioner students completing rotations in the ambulatory and emergency departments.