Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS
Nurse Director, McLean SouthEast at Oak Street Admissions Department
Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS, began her career in psychiatric nursing at McLean’s Hall Mercer Children’s Center in 1986. After working in a variety of acute care, community-based, and outpatient settings, she returned to McLean in 2005 after completing her master’s degree. Since that time Ms. Sanford has worked as an advanced practice nurse in the Clinical Evaluation Center, and more recently, McLean’s LEADER program where she provides treatment to the law enforcement, active duty, and first responder community as a prescribing clinician. She is currently the nurse director for the McLean SouthEast at Oak Street Admission Department.
Ms. Sanford’s professional interests include emergency psychiatry, addiction, trauma, and refugee mental health. While in graduate school, she worked at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights where she provided treatment and expert testimony on behalf of victims of torture and political violence.
Education & Training
- 1986 BS in Nursing and Management, Simmons College
- 2003 MSN in Psychiatric Nursing, Northeastern University
- 1986 Registered Nurse, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 1986 Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 2004 Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
- 2010 MCSR Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts