Kate Melino, RN, MS, NP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Kate Melino is the director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at the UCSF School of Nursing. In addition to ongoing curriculum development, her teaching foci include therapeutic communication and trauma-informed care.

Kate has U.S. and international experience as a psychiatric provider across the continuum of mental health services, in both clinical and administrative leadership roles. Her clinical interests include integration of primary and behavioural health care, concurrent treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, geriatric psychiatry, and LGBTQ mental health. She currently serves as the chair of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties' Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner SIG.