Janay R Young

Janay R Young , DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Janay Young began her nursing career with an ADN from Pima Community College, earned her BSN from Grand Canyon University, and completed her Doctorate in Nursing at the University of Arizona. She is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and has certification in auricular acupuncture.

Dr. Young has over 19 years of experience in nursing and health care, and currently provides outpatient mental health care. Her clinical work in Tucson has predominantly been in underserved communities in which trauma, suicide, substance use, and mental illness rates are considerably higher than the national average. She has extensive experience working with traumatized client populations, in both rural and urban settings. She has over a decade of RN experience in acute and critical care, case management and staff education in an academic teaching level-1 trauma center and has served as adjunct faculty in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She is active in professional organizations including the American Holistic Nurses Association, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. She has presented at local and state conferences on trauma and integrative management of PTSD including acupuncture. In addition, she volunteers as a PMHNP for the Florence Project completing psychiatric evaluations for survivors of torture and trauma seeking asylum, and as a FNP providing urgent outpatient care and acupuncture to indigenous and rural clients in Baja, Mexico.