Dr. Gabriel Fernandez is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of San Diego. He immigrated to the United States in 2008 after completing his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After serving a forensic-psychiatric population as a registered nurse at Atascadero State Hospital, he decided to pursue his master's in nursing and nurse practitioner certificate with a specialization in mental health from California State University, Long Beach. In 2019 he completed his doctorate in nursing practice from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Fernandez now resides in San Diego and is a proud father to three children, Elijah, Paul and Pia.
In this special episode, we will talk to Dr. Gabriel Fernandez about his award-winning Doctor of Nursing Practice Project, titled, "Fighting Antipsychotic-Induced Obesity Using a Common-Sense Approach".
Dr. Fernandez has received an outstanding DNP Project from Cal State University Fullerton Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in 2019. Although there were many great DNP projects that were developed by DNP candidates in the program, out of the entire class of 30 students, this honor was only bestowed to one DNP candidate. Dr. Fernandez will discuss the background and the purpose of his DNP project, the methods utilized to measure data, findings, and recommendations.