Angela Allen

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Allen followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a nurse after her career as an aircraft electrician - including serving 11 years in the United States Navy as an aviation electrician’s mate.

Dr. Allen is dual-certified as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. She began her nursing career over 14 years ago and has enjoyed providing patient care in cardiac, respiratory, med/surg, step-down, ICU, long-term care, and outpatient psychiatric settings.

Her passion for providing psychiatric care stems from recognizing family members who have struggled with mental illness. Dr. Allen strives to provide her community with accessible, evidence-based mental health care, which prompted her to open her own outpatient mental healthcare practice in a semi-rural area of Virginia in 2020.

Dr. Allen is a member of several professional and educational organizations and serves as a preceptor for the next generation of psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners.


BSN, American International College

MSN, Walden University

Post-master's Certificate, Radford University

DNP, Frontier Nursing University

Public Service

Promethean Group, Volunteer - Virginia Beach


Allen, A. (2022). Improving Effective Depression Care for Adult Patients in a Suburban Virginia Outpatient Mental Health Practice.