Robert Daun MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. He is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to treat and manage the mental health needs of clients of any age.
Robert enjoys connecting with people and getting to know their unique life stories. Being present and listening to those he cares for has helped him to develop a whole-person/whole-life approach to his care. He believes this is an essential part of the pursuit of mental and physical health and wellness. Finding joy in being a part of an individual's journey toward wellness has led Robert on the path that finally brought him to become a PMHNP. He also has the larger goal of considering the big picture of treatment and wellness affecting the community he serves as a whole and intends to direct other program initiatives toward that goal.
As a rule, Robert's ideal goal is to have clients on the least number of medications with the lowest dose to effectively manage symptoms of their mental illness. This can range from, no medications and focus a on sleep habits and coping mechanisms, to managing treatment with multiple medications. The goal is to find what is most effective for each individual. This is why considering whole-person care and other lifestyle aspects such as sleep routines and quality, diet and nutritional needs, exercise/activity, is an integral part of his approach to care.
Robert has spent most of the past decade working in hospital medicine. He graduated with his RN at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in 2012. He began working as an RN at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the float pool, working on all of the more than 21 different units there. He fell in love with cardiology, intravascular procedural intervention, and mental health during his five years in the float pool. Also during that time he graduated with his Bachelor's of Science nursing degree from Capella University. In 2017, needing a change of pace, he began working in the emergency department at Abbott and completed his graduate studies as a PMHNP at Walden University while there. It is from that background that he joins us here on the psychiatry team at Secure Base.