Victoria Soltis-Jarrett is the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.
Dr. Soltis-Jarrett has a sustained program of clinical practice, education/training and scholarship that has evolved in the USA and internationally over 30 years. She has been awarded over $13.5 million on sixteen federal and state grants since 2005, to educate/prepare new NPs, train the current healthcare workforce and increase access to Whole Health Care, including the assessment and treatment of severe and persistent psychiatric/substance use disorders in rural NC. The TANDEM3-PC model is currently being implemented in several primary care sites across southeastern NC, bringing together the strength of FNPs, AGNPs and PMHNPs to work together to assess/manage the multiple, comorbid and complex illnesses that disproportionately affect these communities in a state without Medicaid expansion. Dr Soltis-Jarrett has also established several innovative academic-practice-partnerships that focus on developing clinical training sites for NP students and launching the first HRSA-funded NP Residency Program focusing on NPs leading the Way in Behavioral Health Integration in NC.
She is a past President (2011-2013) for the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2012) and awarded the National League of Nursing ISABEL HAMPTON ROBB AWARD for Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Nursing Practice in 2018.
Dr. Soltis-Jarrett received a BSN from Duquesne University, MSN from the University of Pittsburgh, post-MSN certificate from Vanderbilt University and PhD from Flinders University of South Australia.