Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training - Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Health equity
Integrative psychiatry
Eating disorders




Papathomas P, Goldschmidt K. Utilizing virtual reality and immersion video technology as a focused learning tool for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2017 Jul - Aug; 35:8-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.01.013.

Posters and Presentations


Papathomas, P., Woodson, C., Sheridan, L. (2020, May 2). Yoga and Depression. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Chester, PA.

Awards and Honors

2020, Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2016, Anthony T. Caneris Award for Outstanding Leadership, Drexel Student Government
2015, Dianna C. Dale Emerging Leader Award, Drexel Student Government
2014-2015, Macy Undergraduate Leadership Program Fellow
2012-2017, Dean's List, Drexel University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, American Psychiatric Nurses Association0