UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Soucy, Mark David

School of Nursing
Family and Community Health Systems
(210) 567-5893

Dr. Soucy joined the faculty part time in 1997 as a clinical instructor and progressed to clinical assistant professor establishing a track record of scholarship in the areas of teaching and service. Dr. Soucy was later promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor in 2011 after joining the faculty full time in 2009. Dr. Soucys teaching expertise includes undergraduate and graduate classroom, clinical, small group, and online instruction. He has served on doctoral student dissertation supervision committees, participates in graduate student advising, as well as mentoring in the research scholars program. He has earned certification in online instruction, co-authoring abstracts and a journal article on the use of reflective journaling as an educational strategy in nurse practitioner education. He completed an entire redesign of six core courses in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner major resulting in a 100% graduate pass rate on board certification exams. Dr. Soucys clinical expertise includes adult and child/adolescent psychiatric advanced practice nursing as a board certified clinical specialist in child/adolescent and adult psychiatric mental health nursing. He is also board certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Specific areas of clinical expertise include consultation liaison psychiatric practice with children, teens, adults and their families undergoing acute medical illnesses. Dr. Soucy is an active member of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), past Chair of the ISPNs Education Council, and has also served as Chair of the ISPN Web Site Committee. Dr. Soucy served on the ISPN task force developing and publishing a White Paper on the educational needs of Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Practice. He has been honored by ISPN with the Clinical Practice Award for his work with children and families undergoing stem cell transplantation for cancer. He has also served on the faculty resource committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. He is a highly motivated teacher who consistently earns high scores on student evaluations of his teaching in the classroom, in clinical settings and online instruction.

Dr. Soucys publications include many book chapters on psychiatric nursing practice, journal articles related to clinical practice and novel teaching strategies, and several abstracts presented at national and international forums. He also serves as peer reviewer for the journal Pediatric Nursing. Dr. Soucys current projects include coordination of the School of Nursings Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, investigation into best practice for the treatment of delirium in the acutely ill adult patient, and a novel interprofessional education initiative including psychiatric nurse practitioner students, medical students, graduate social worker students and graduate licensed professional counseling students in a community psychiatry clinical setting. In 2012 Dr. Soucy was cross appointed as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. Other areas of expertise include advanced practice regulatory compliance, joint commission patient rights compliance and clinical ethics. He is also recognized as a national expert in psychiatric aspects of School Nursing. In addition to psychiatric mental health nursing instruction at the graduate and undergraduate level, he has also taught in the graduate nursing education minor and mentored graduate students in clinical practicums.

4/2013 - Present Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX
3/2012 - Present Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
7/2010 - Present Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Advanced Practice Nurse Methodist Healthcare System, Behavioral Medicine Psychiatric Consult Service, San Antonio, TX