Stephanie R Lynch


Associate Professor

Dr. Lynch became a wife and mother first. She pursued her nursing degree at a community college while having and raising children. She did it slowly and steadily, taking 1 to 2 classes at a time. It was the hardest degree she received.

Dr. Lynch worked as an L&D RN for 10 years before moving to NM from NJ. She fell upon the Master’s in Psych as an afterthought, but has never looked back. She has a therapy practice treating all age patients. She considers herself a Nurse-Therapist. She utilizes her practice as a clinical site and precepts the Psych NP students there.


PhD, New Mexico State University
MSN Psych NP, New Mexico State University
Post Master’s FNP, University Texas El Paso
BSN, Rutgers
Associate’s in Art/Nursing, Bucks County Community College

Clinical Focus

  • Mental health patients of all ages
  • All ages in primary and urgent care settings

Research Interests

  • Adolescent health
  • Substance use disorders

Selected Publications

  • Acquah-Baidoo, b., McDonald, J. A., Amatya, A. K., Lynch, S. R. ZikV on the US-Mexico Border: Analysis of behavior changes in pregnant and inter-conception women.. Hispanic Health Care International. MSC 3HLS
  • Ugo, C., Noe, S. R., Lynch, S. R., noe (2020). Educating Nurses on the Use of the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale to Improve Care of Adult Patients Undergoing Buprenorphine Induction. To appear in Journal of Addictions Nursing, 31(4), 229-235.
  • Larason, N., DeBlieck, C. J., Lynch, S. R., Saiki, L. S., Kuchler, E. G., Kopera-Frye, K. (2020). Implementation of the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist in a Regional Hospital Cardiovascular Lab. Cath Lab Digest, Volume 28(Issue 10), 1 to 5.
  • DeBlieck, C. J., Summers, L. C., Saiki, L. S., Kuchler, E., Noe, S. R., Lynch, S. R., et al. (2020). Charting Cognitive Growth of Nursing Students Using Linguistic Software. Nurse Educator, 45(1).