Margaret Rhoads Scharf, D.N.P., P.M.H.N.C.N.S.-BC, F.N.P.-BC, P.M.H.N.P.

Margaret Scharf

Clinical Associate Professor & Program Director for PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-5N
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-6448
Fax: 503 494-7783

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I have practiced as an advanced practice nurse (CNS, FNP, PMHNP) for almost 30 years.Special interest in physical health concerns in adults with severe mental illness, mental health promotion in children and adolescents, depression in women and smoking on psychotropic medications.

I am interested in identifying models of health care that can provide mental health care in a humane and just manner and how measuring the outcomes of mental health practice can improve care within the changing health care system.


Post Master's certificate University of Nebraska Medical Center
MS University of Minnesota
BSN, BA University of North Dakota
BA Duke University


Doctor in Nursing Practice Program
PMHNP graduate program

Practice Activities

Practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (pharmacology and therapy) with all ages.

Service activities

Board of Directors for the International Society for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (ISPN)
NONPF Task Force for PMHNP Program Competencies