Lauren Schwarz, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Lauren Schwarz, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC recently graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with her master's in nursing and designation as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Previously, she earned her master's in psychology at Pepperdine University and worked in research for 4 years. Her experiences in psychiatric research sparked her interest in medication management, which prompted her to pursue the nurse practitioner career path. She is passionate about bridging the gap between psychology and psychiatry and addressing barriers to mental health care treatment.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Patients with respiratory infections frequently present to walk-in clinics and receive precautionary antibiotic prescriptions for illnesses that may actually be viral in origin. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a recognized problem in the healthcare system, with unnecessary and nonadherent antibiotic use contributing to antibiotic resistance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a delayed antibiotic prescribing tool, which may decrease inappropriate antibiotic use when incorporated into clinical practice. Additionally, patient education and behavioral…