Teashia Roeske is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP]; she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University in 2012 and Master of Science degree from Walden University in 2014. She completed board certification by the ANCC in 2015. Prior to her working as an FNP she worked as a registered nurse at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for 8 years on an acute care medical unit, and later in their busy emergency rooms.

Life before Nursing

Prior to becoming a registered nurse Teashia served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 5 years as a Avionics Technician working to maintain and manage fighter jet radar.  With her extensive experience she ultimately set up and delivered training programs for young Marines to learn and provide effective maintenance for fighter radar.This interesting training responsibility exposed her to various cultures and ways of thinking in the challenges of highly technical problem solving. It also taught her that no matter how different we all are as humans we share many commonalities as we collectively face changes in our lives.

Team Philosophy

Working as a part of the Marine Corps and in the emergency room provided for Teashia a firsthand look at the importance of mental health issues in everyday life. These street experiences also molded her concept of her role in providing patient care. She understands and firmly believes that the essence of good healthcare is founded in effective teamwork. Every member of the team must responsibly manage their contribution for improved mental health to accomplish specific objectives. Teashia sees herself as but a small part of the medical team and relentlessly encourages each patient to assume responsibility as his or her own primary team player. She believes that taking time and listening to the patient’s input along with providing a holistic – comprehensive approach to any complaint will produce the most positive, most predictable outcome.

A Personal Note

Teashia regularly affirms the fact that the mind is directly connected to the body – and therefore we must never overlook those imperative connections. Her personal motto speaks volumes: “There is no I in TEAM.” Teashia sets an exceedingly effective example for all of us here at our PSA Team. Her warm engaging can-do spirit warms the halls everyday.