Dr. Onyekwe earned her doctoral degree from Walden University, her Master of Science degree in Nursing Education at California State University Dominguez Hills, and her post Master of Science as a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Long Beach with prescriptive authority. She has been a nurse for the past 22 years. Her past experiences includes psychiatric work in a private psychiatric hospital, Neuro. experience, med-surg experience, acute dialysis experience, and acute respiratory experience. Her advanced practice experience includes teaching Mental Health at both a Community College and University, practicing at Keck –USC adult and geriatric inpatient unit. She is proud and grateful to be in a profession that offers hope to individuals at their most vulnerable moment.