Justin White, DNP, PMHNP-BC, LCSW

Justin White - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


DNP, Nursing Practice             University of Alabama                           2013

MSN, Family Psychiatric NP     University of Utah                                 2012

Graduate Cert, Gerontology    University of Utah                                 2012

BSN, Nursing                        University of New Mexico                       2010

MSW, Clinical Practice            New Mexico Highlands University           2008

BA, Psychology                     New Mexico State University                  2006


Dr. Justin White is an assistant professor (clinical) at The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and a board certified family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. His primary interests surround teaching and the provision of psychiatric care to patients in rural and underserved areas, the integration of primary care and mental health care with a specialty focus on geriatric psychiatric care.

For the first several years in his career, he practiced as a clinical social worker in rural and urban areas of New Mexico providing individual, family and group psychotherapy to children and adolescents who were at-risk of out of home placement or placed in treatment foster care programs as well as with geriatric patients with serious mental illness on an inpatient psychiatric unit. He then blended his social work education with nursing and continued to work as a nurse on an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit while pursuing his advanced practice education as a family mental health nurse practitioner at University of Utah as Hartford Foundation Scholar.

Dr. White’s doctoral work focused on examining the barriers to mental health care in the primary care setting for geriatric patients. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the nurse practitioner program at Capstone College of Nursing as well as graduate nursing courses and working with DNP students. His research interests surround access to mental health care, geriatric psychiatric care and rural and underserved populations.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities he maintains active clinical practice as a family psychiatric nurse practitioner with children, adolescents and adults in both New Mexico and Arizona working in psychiatric emergency rooms, inpatient psychiatric units and providing psychiatric services to the Juvenile Justice System in New Mexico. In the past he has practiced in consult-liaison psychiatry, long term care / skilled nursing facilities and correctional settings. He maintains board certification as both a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and clinical social worker.

Dr. White resides in New Mexico with his wife (who is also a nurse and social worker) and two young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, college football and traveling.