Dr. Handrup holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, a MS from the Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist program at St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL and a DNP from the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Handrup is certified as an ANCC Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She has practiced as a advanced psychiatric nurse clinician, manager and administrator in psychiatric hospitals, an educator in psychiatric nursing in both undergraduate and graduate programs and as a psychotherapist. Dr. Handrup currently maintains a clinical practice is a multidisciplinary group psychiatric practice.
NURS 414: Integrated Mental Health
NURS 528: Mental Health Promotion & Disease Prevention: Behavioral Health II
NURP 532: Clinical Practicum in Behavioral Health II
NURP 533: Professional Role & Policy Development
NURS 597: Master's Project
Board of Directors, American Orthopsychiatric Association.
APRN Advisory Panel, American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
- 2014 - Clinical Practice Award, International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) 2014
- Preceptor Award, PMHNP - UIC College of Nursing 2010
- Heart and Soul of Change Research Award for the best study addressing client directed outcome informed clinical practice.
Delaney, K.R. and Handrup, C.T. (2011). Psychiatric mental health nursing’s psychotherapy role: Are we letting it slip away? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25, 303-305.
Posmontier, B., Breiter, D., Cartier, J.,Dilks, S., Esposito, N., Handrup, C., … Newton, M. (2013). ISPN DNP Task Force on the DNP. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 27, 56-60.
Simulation in Psychiatric Mental Health NP education