Fran Miller, RN, MSN, BC, has enjoyed a dynamic career spanning more than three decades with roles in academia, mental health administration, consultation, and direct clinical practice in both private and public sectors. Her continuum of care experiences range from clinical research, consultation and liaison services (inpatient medical services), crisis (access), inpatient, partial, IOP, outpatient, and ACT, to a host of other community services. She spent the past 8 years engaged in community mental health, providing medication treatment to a large caseload of adults and some children. Fran presently works in a group private practice providing medication treatment, supportive counseling, and coaching for a varied population, including women's mental health and adult ADD.
She has been a speaker for more than 30 years enriching thousands of professionals across the country. Colleagues and attendees have embraced her teaching style, applauding Fran as a visionary, trend setter and a passionate educator.
Fran has been a strong advocate for client education and its role in increasing medication compliance among the mental health client population. She designed My Mental Health Medication Workbook to increase the client's understanding of his/her mental illness, the role of the brain in producing symptoms, and the important role of mental health medications in facilitating recovery. She is a member of APNA and a board member at the local chapter. She also has served as committee member for the ANCC.
Fran received her BSN from The University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. She received her MSN in Community Mental Health Nursing/Clinical Specialization from Indiana University at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Prescriptive Authority in 1997, and has developed expertise in medication management for all populations (child to geriatric).