Melanie Bourke is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) primarily practicing in Las Vegas, and licensed to provide care in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota. Melanie completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Minnesota in 2017, and after graduation joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UMN where she provided specialty care for patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and ASD), and treatment-resistant depression. Melanie uses a holistic, person-centered approach in care, including pharmacological (medication) treatments, complementary and alternative therapies, and psychotherapy.
Melanie holds herself to a high standard for how healthcare should be delivered, and has seen far too often that there is not enough time devoted to understanding the person seeking care. She prides herself on being a resource, to support patients with finding the tools needed to achieve individual health and wellness goals. Melanie believes every person is worthy of connection and those connections with others is imperative for maintaining good health, and the base for her approach to care.
Melanie joined our team in 2023 as a way to continue her care practice and incorporate innovative, evidence-based healthcare. There is increasing interest in psychedelic medicine in psychiatry because it has been shown to be effective and safe in treating depression and other psychiatric disorders that have not responded to conventional methods, such as medication. Melanie is excited to complete certification for psychedelic-assisted therapy in 2023 in order to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner and dog Sid, outdoors hiking, camping, and learning how to snowboard.