Summyji Groom

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

Dr. Summyji Groom is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Wallace State Community College (2011), Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from Jacksonville State University (2013), and Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) from Walden University (2019). Summyji completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chatham University in August 2020. Summyji has enjoyed working in healthcare since 2003. Dr. Groom has recently joined Walden University in 2021 and currently serves as a Clinical Instructor Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the School of Nursing. In 2019 she started at Northern Kentucky University as an Adjunct Online Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty. At Northern Kentucky University, she had taught the clinical courses for NURS 664L Psych-Mental Health NP Clinical I, NURS 667L Psych-Mental Health NP Clinical III, and is currently the Course Lead for NURS 668L Psych-Mental Health NP Clinical IV. Summyji has teaching experience with Liberty University, which started in 2020 as an Online Adjunct Professor (DNP-PMHNP Program). At Liberty University, she facilitates over course NURS 751 Neurobiology and Differential Diagnosis for Mental Disorders. Dr. Groom has experience as a student preceptor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018 and Wallace State Community College as a clinical preceptor in 2014.

Her professional experience ranges from acute care, med-surg, substance abuse detox, and mental health. She has worked in the outpatient/inpatient care settings. Summyji areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, BPD, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness), OCD, PTSD, insomnia, suicide risk.

Dr. Groom is a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) member, the SSTI Phi Nu Chapter at Walden University. Summyji holds several honor society memberships with Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Walden University) (2018), Golden Key International Honour, Society (Walden University) (2018), The National Society of Leadership and Success (Walden University) (2018), and The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (Chatham University) (2019). She also holds a membership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP), American Psychological Association (APA), and Black Nurses Rock (BNR).

Courses Taught

PRAC 6645 - Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities Practicum