Dr. Taaka Cash

Dr. Taaka Cash

Dr. Taaka Cash, DNP, MPH, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC is certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry with prescriptive authority.

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  • Board Certified in Family Psychiatric Mental Health in 2012: certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Department of Public Safety Registration (DPS)
  • Texas Controlled Substance Registration (DEA)
  • Dual Graduate of Vanderbilt School of Nursing with Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice: defended proposal: Assessment of Evidence-based De-escalation Guidelines in an Inpatient GeroPsych Unit
  • Quality improvement research projects to include: Cost of Caring for healthcare organizations, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Financial Condition Analysis to assess financial performance of organizations, and Organizational Assessment using the Bruner Foundation Modified Evaluative Thinking Assessment Tool
  • Research on Behavioral Modification Techniques, pharmacological restraint use and reduction of agitation with the aged.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Therapy, play therapy
  • CIWA scale and CAGE screen
  • Master of Public Health: concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Over ten years combined nursing experience in diverse area
  • Experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings​

Personal Memberships/Scholarships and Other Special Training

  • The Baptist Health Foundation Professional Scholarship
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Oncology Nursing Association Scholarship
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Instruction) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • AIDS, OSHA, Domestic Violence
  • Prevention of Medication Errors
  • CPR certified
  • Member of American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Member of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
  • Member of North Texas Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
  • Member of ASQ Quality Improvement in healthcare
  • Member of the DOD Navy Reserve Nurse Corps
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society: Vanderbilt Iota Chapter
  • Vanderbilt School of Nursing Scholarship
Community Service
Community service through the American Cancer Society, Police Athletic League, Sulzbacher Homeless Shelter, Gulf Coast Kids House and Habitat for Humanity. With a diversity of educational experiences, this professionally trained clinician is abreast of the latest techniques and treatments.
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Diverse in scope and dynamic in practice, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing has prepared this Practitioner to Serve:
  • Youth at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Adults coping with stressful and emotional circumstances
  • Elderly at risk for emotional and cognitive decline
  • Serious and persistent mentally ill
  • Individuals with Forensic Psychiatric Problems
  • Individuals coping with chronic medical conditions
  • Individuals suffering from substance-related problems
  • Vulnerable populations: incarcerated, homeless, victims of violence and abuse, etc.
Prepared for Practice and to contract services with:
  • Community Mental Health Centers (urban and rural)
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Home Health Agencies
  • In-patient Psychiatric Facilities
  • Industry
  • Private Psychiatric Practices
  • Psychopharmacology Clinics
  • Psychiatric Consult Services
  • Residential Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Schools
  • State Psychiatric Facilities
  • Urban Nurse-Managed Clinics
  • Veterans Administration Psychiatric Facilities