Jeanne Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW
Jeanne has comprehensive psychiatric therapeutic skills drawing upon nursing and social work backgrounds. In working with you, Jeanne is interested in psychological, cultural, spiritual and physical aspects that are a part of your story. Jeanne began 35+ years ago as a generalist hospital RN with UC Davis Medical Center in 1981 variously assigned in adult medical surgical units that included caring for persons receiving surgery for head and neck cancer, trauma surgery, medical oncology, coronary intensive care, and step-down cardiac telemetry that included caring for people who required chronic care on ventilators.
Interested in comparative religious studies, Jeanne received a bachelor’s degree in humanities from CSU, Sacramento in 1986, and continued with graduate school receiving a master’s degree in social work in 1988. Jeanne has worked with adults and families in hospice care, home health, jail psychiatric services, community mental health, and as a consultant in mental health related to registered nursing and social work practice.
Jeanne is certified as a California public health RN, and a clinical nurse specialist focused in adult psychiatric care as well having national certification as a psych/mental health clinical nurse specialist with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has provided clinical instruction in psych/mental health nursing for associate, baccalaureate and masters level pre-licensure nursing students in a Sacramento area community college and two universities. Jeanne is an experienced speaker and psychotherapy/psychoeducation group leader who has also served voluntarily as a board member for the Sacramento National Association on Mental Illness and JERICHO, a California nonprofit interdenominational legislative advocacy group that provides a voice for at risk individuals, families and children who experience mental illness, homelessness, economic insecurity and other access challenges to health, education, employment and housing.
It is a pleasure to work with you.