Margaret Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Emerson.Maggie.jpgMargaret Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing - Omaha Division
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
Phone 402.559.6625

Bacholors of Science in Nursing,
UNMC, 2006

Masters of Science in Nursing,
UNMC, 2011

Doctor of Nursing Practice,
UNMNC, 2017

Biographical Sketch:  
Dr. Margaret Emerson is an Assistant Professor and an ANCC board certified Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked both in and out of state as a nurse practitioner since 2011. Dr. Emerson specializes in the delivery of Integrated Care. She completed Integrated and Collaborative Care training and has served as a consultant, advisor, and presenter related to her integrated work. She was one of the first Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to serve as an Integrated Psychiatric Consultant in a local Primary Care Clinic. She joined UNMC College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in 2018. In 2019, she was appointed the Director of Workforce Development for Advanced Practice Providers with UNMC Department of Psychiatry. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner in psychiatry, she worked as an RN in the level I trauma center, Adult Intensive Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Emerson teaches in the graduate psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program with her fellow psychiatric colleagues. She also is currently working with other UNMC Faculty of various Colleges to identify ways to disseminate psychiatric content across disciplines along with incorporating simulation, active learning strategies and interprofessional engagement opportunities.

Dr. Emerson’s research has focused on the integration of psychiatric access to care outside of the traditional psychiatric settings. Her doctoral work began with a focus on maternal postpartum depression identification and improvement of care in the pediatric primary care setting. Since specializing in Integrated Care she has focused her efforts on expanding integrated care to improve access to psychiatric treatment, leveraging technology, especially in the underserved populations. Her efforts have specifically been focused on the incorporation of mobile apps to promote depression related self-management for those that still encounters barriers to psychiatric treatment in integrated environments. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to serve as an expert panelist for the American Psychiatric Associations App Advisor Panel.


2019-present Committee Member-Expert Panelist American Psychiatric Association App Expert Panelist, Washington, DC.
2019-present Committee Member BHECN-Subcommittee Nursing Education member, Omaha, NE
2018-Present Secretary American Psychiatric Nurses Association-NE Chapter
2011-Present Member American Psychiatric Nurses Association
2016-Present Member Sigma Theta Tau