Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Virginia Richardson graduated from the State University of New York College at Plattsburg, New York with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1979. She joined the US Navy Nurse Corps for 3 years, as a RN, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. She has also worked at VA Puget Sound, Valley Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. She has worked with school age children as a School Nurse for the Highline School District. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1999 with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, with training as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at Western State Hospital while attending graduate school at the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Nursing. She earned a Post-Master’s certificate in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She took the national certification examination given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She became an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2006.
Virginia Richardson has worked as a RN in the clinical areas of psychiatry, orthopedics, newborn, and various medical-surgical nursing units in various acute-care hospitals. She has worked with adult psychiatric patients at Western State Hospital. She has worked as an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in an inpatient acute-care mental health facility for 18 months. She has worked with service members, dependents, and retirees at Madigan Army Medical Center for 8 years. She has worked with the underserved men and women at SCORE jail in Des Moines, WA for 6 years. She has worked at The Center for Family and Lifespan Development since October 1, 2021. She currently serves men and women with mental health concerns including, but not limited to: Bipolar Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression disorders, ADHD, Schizophrenia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She performs psychiatric evaluations and medication management.