Prior to enrolling in YSN, Catherine Kiene Forrest, MSN, APRN, worked as a nurse in various settings, including England, Malaysia, and Boston. After her YSN graduation in 1971, Catherine joined the School’s psychiatric nursing faculty, where she worked for 10 years as the clinical specialist to the Drug Dependence Unit. Catherine has continued her dedication to nursing by holding positions as counselor at the Cambridge University Counseling Service, as an individual and group therapist in New Haven, and as a clinical specialist at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s psychiatric day hospital. Catherine continues to work as an APRN at an adult and geriatric psychiatric practice in Hamden, Connecticut. She has continued her support of YSN by overseeing an alumni project endowing five scholarships over a five-year period.
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