Alyssa Hamel, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Program Director,, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

Alyssa Hamel.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
304 B Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013



Alyssa Hamel's early clinical experience includes several roles as a registered nurse within the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY. She began her nursing career on the medical/surgical and stroke care units at Sisters of Charity Hospital, where she also performed the role of charge nurse on an acute medical unit specializing in neurological care. During COVID-19, she also performed the role of acute care nurse at Sisters of Charity Hospital's St. Joseph campus, the state’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital.

Early in her career, Hamel also expanded her nursing experience on a global stage, having participated in a nursing mission trip in South East Asia and caring for underserved populations in Kandy, Sri Lanka, where she provided stroke and neurological care in a rural teaching hospital.

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Hamel works at BestSelf Behavioral Health, where she’s responsible for assessing, diagnosing and providing pharmacological management and education for adults with a variety of mental illnesses. She was previously the primary psychiatric provider for the adult eating disorder treatment services. 

Hamel remains engaged with the wider professional nursing community through her membership in the Neuroscience Education Institute, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Hamel earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from UB in 2011 and a bachelor of science in nursing from D’Youville College. She also graduated from UB School of Nursing’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP program in 2019.

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