Jackie LaVe’ MSN, APRN, PMHNP–BC, FNP-C
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jackie LaVe’, MSN, PMHNP-BC, resided in many states prior to making Billings, Montana her home in 2004. She studied psychology at Louisiana State University prior to completing her nursing degree at Montana State University. While studying at MSU Billings, she volunteered in Yellowstone County with the AmeriCorps Compact Service Corps. She received her master’s degree for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University, where she was an active member of the Honor Council.
She is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed continuing education with evidence-based techniques in psychopharmacology, depression and mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, perinatal mood, and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders.
Prior to joining Montana Psychiatry, Jackie’s nursing career included clinical settings in community health, primary care, psychiatry, and substance use. She completed nurse practitioner clinical training at the Mental Health Center and Billings Clinic. As a nurse practitioner, she cared for patients in the inpatient and emergency psychiatry setting at the Billings Clinic, gaining knowledge and experience in trauma-informed care. As a nurse practitioner at Rimrock, she cared for patients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. She has experience working with a diverse population of adults with a wide variety of psychiatric concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, psychosis, and substance use disorders.
She is passionate about increasing access to mental health care and knowledge about choices of treatment options. She believes in empowering patients by providing evidence-based care options which improve their quality of life.