UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Soucy, Mark David

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity
(210) 567-5893
soucy@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Soucys teaching expertise includes more than twenty years in undergraduate and graduate classroom, clinical, small group, and online instruction. He serves on dissertation supervision committees, advises graduate students, and mentors research scholars. In 2012 Dr. Soucy was recognized for his exceptional teaching with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonios Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. He was subsequently inducted into the UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers. Dr. Soucy earned certification in online instruction. He has co-authored peer reviewed abstracts and a journal article on the use of reflective journaling as an educational strategy in nurse practitioner education. His scholarship in the area of graduate nursing education includes inter-professional education. As track coordinator he is responsible for redesigning and updating of core courses in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner major resulting in a > 92% graduate pass rate on board certification exams. He is a highly motivated teacher who consistently earns exceptional scores on student evaluations of his teaching in the classroom, in clinical settings and online instruction. He often serves as a preceptor in clinical practice for PMHNP students.

Dr. Soucys clinical expertise includes adult and child/adolescent psychiatric advanced practice nursing. He is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Clinical Specialist in 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 and in community psychiatry working with underserved adults and adolescents. He has been recognized by ISPN with the Clinical Practice Award for his work with children and families undergoing stem cell transplantation for cancer.

Dr. Soucy is an active member of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), past Chair of the ISPN 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 also served on the faculty resource committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. His sustained service to the profession includes serving as peer reviewer for the journals Pediatric Nursing and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.

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 in areas of nursing education and clinical practice. Dr. Soucy is recognized as a national expert in psychiatric aspects of School Nursing, being an invited speaker at multiple regional school nurse conferences. His national reputation as an expert in child/adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing has resulted in being repeatedly invited to co-teach the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Certification Review Course. In recognition of his work to advance the profession, Dr. Soucy was induced in 2015 as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Soucys current projects include coordination of the Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, member of the UT Health Science Center Faculty Compensation Committee, the UT Health Science Center Computing Resources Committee, the School of Nursing Faulty Compensation Committee and the School of Nursings Committee on Graduate Studies. He is a former Chair of the School of Nursings Faculty Assembly. His current clinical practice is focused

5/2016 - Present Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) UT Nursing The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family Nursing, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Associate Professor and Coordinator: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Associate Professor UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
3/2013 - Present Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) UT Nursing The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX