Clinical Instructor, Psychiatric Mental Health

Cynthia Frimpong is board certified as a Family Psych & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration( Accounting) from Valley View University and has worked as an accountant for over ten years. In addition, she completed a second bachelor's in Nursing from Fortis college, completed her master's degree in nursing leadership and management from Western Governors University, and completed her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certificate (PMHNP) program from Regis college. She is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Capella University, hoping to complete it in October 2022. Cynthia is an ANCC board-certified across as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- (Across lifespan). Cynthia has mental health Nursing experience working in an inpatient psychiatric unit, Corrections, and school setting. She is trained in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and received a Certificate of Waiver from SAMHSA to treat substance use disorders. She is a Board Certified Telemental Healthcare Provider Exam (BC-TMHE ) and currently runs her private mental health practice in Shelburne, Vermont.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Transitional care plan in mental health care (in progress)

Awards and Recognition

  • Above and Beyond Staff Award, 2018
  • Clara Barton Award for overcoming obstacles, 2015
  • Jean Watson Award for exceptional demonstration of caring in nursing, 2015

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
Cynthia Frimpong

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Psychiatric Mental Health Care


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (in progress); Capella University
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification; Regis College
  • M.S., Nursing; Western Governors University
  • B.S., Nursing; Fortis College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration; Valley View University