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Co-Owner & President, Founder, Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Tyson is an advanced practice nurse holding dual doctorates in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice and theology/spiritual formation. He is quintuple-boarded as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified Addictions Registered Nurse—Advanced Practice, Certified Nurse Educator, and Clinical Telemental Health provider. He holds esteemed fellowships in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the International Academy of Addictions Nursing. Before entering academia and clinical practice, Dr. Tyson for years served in professional ministry, and still assists in select clergy roles. He has extensive experience working in myriad settings, including the nationally #1 ranked pediatric hospital, community health centers, and privately held psychiatric and substance use treatment hospitals. These experiences facilitated Dr. Tyson’s success in his current roles. Dr. Tyson is an associate professor of clinical nursing and director of PMHNP programs, one of the largest at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. He is also founder, co-owner, and president of Lee Side Wellness, a prominent outpatient psychiatric practice in the Cincinnati metro, and one of the foremost NP-owned practices in the nation.

Dr. Tyson created an innovative, replicable, sustainable business model for NP-led practices that increases access to mental health and opioid use disorder treatment by expanding and empowering the psychiatric provider workforce throughout the country. He leveraged his academic influence to pioneer national approval of telehealth as a standardized modality for acquiring clinical hours years before COVID-19, affirming his stratagems as critically influential. Dr. Tyson presently serves on the Mental Health Team of the UC Urban Health Pathway, the Ohio Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Education Committee, and is an Advisor on the Attorney General’s All-Ohio Healthcare Substance Use Disorder Interprofessional Educational Symposium Committee. Finally, he enjoys an instrumental role as chair of the ANCC PMHNP Content Expert Panel which superintends the role delineation of PMHNPs and their national certification exam.

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