Dr. Laura Leahy is a Board Certified Psychiatric & Addictions Advanced Practice Nurse and Master Clinician in Psychopharmacology. She founded APNSolutions, LLC, her private practice in Sewell, NJ.
As a clinician-educator, with expertise in psychopharmacology, substance use disorders & pharmacogenetics, Dr. Leahy has served as Psychiatric NP program director and taught psychopharmacology at leading universities. She authored two psychopharmacology clinical texts, numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been an invited speaker at countless conferences across the nation. She has received multiple awards for her innovation & excellence in clinical practice as well as the precepting of students. Dr Leahy is the current Co-Chair of the Addictions Council of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). She has briefed Congress on nursing’s role in combatting the opioid epidemic influencing the passage of the SUPPORT Act (2018) and has served as expert consultant to Seton Hall University in writing the training curriculum needed to obtain a DATA 2000 Waiver for physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Dr Leahy has testified before both branches of the NJ legislature to advocate for full practice authority and access to substance use treatment. She is an active member of & holds many board appointments within state & national professional organizations. She is a tireless advocate for nursing full practice authority, responsible prescribing in nursing & nursing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Dr Leahy is an honors graduate of Duke University (BS), the University of Pennsylvania (BSN/MSN) & Drexel University (DrNP).