Previous to her appointment at UVA, Shaune McKinnon, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, directed mental health services at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, a role she held since December 2019. In that role, she led the psych mental health department, doing assessments, intakes, and overseeing inmates’ care, and working closely with the superintendent, physicians, nurses, social workers, and others in caring for patients while they were in the jail.

Prior to that, she worked as an orthopedic nurse on Sentara Martha Jefferson’s surgical unit, as a psychiatric nurse with UVA’s Continuum Home Health, and as a nurse manager at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Shaune will teach both undergraduate and graduate students and oversee their psych-mental health clinical rotations.


  • Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

Clinical Focus

Psychiatric mental health nursing, community health, social determinants of health