Amanda Simonton, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC


Amanda Simonton, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
PhD Candidate
School of Nursing, UT Austin
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
CARMAhealth


Presentations: A Primer on Opioids for Opioid Use Disorder, Managing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder During Hospitalization


Amanda Simonton is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Austin, TX. She works at CARMAhealth, an outpatient clinic that provides primary and psychiatric care to individuals with dual-diagnosis – substance use and psychiatric disorders. She earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating May 2020. Her research and clinical interests are to improve the lives of those with substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder. Amanda has worked as a teaching assistant at UT Austin and has taught undergraduate and graduate level students nursing skills, including how to give intramuscular injections. Additionally, she has been a Registered Nurse for 7 years and has hands-on experience implementing these skills during her work as a bedside nurse in an intermediate care unit and psychiatric emergency department.


Disclosure: Amanda Simonton has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.