Christopher Weidlich


Assistant Professor Coordinator/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/BSN-DNP (PMHNP)

Office: Nursing Building #208 
Phone: (210) 805-3061

  • Educational Degrees

    • PhD - University of Miami
    • Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) - University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Miami, FL
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I served 23 years in the U.S. Army as a Psychiatric Nurse in both inpatient and outpatient facilities in garrison and deployed. I enjoy instructing in all aspects of Psychiatric/Mental health nursing, especially Research/Evidence-Based Practice and the role of psychiatric nursing care in medical/surgical areas including mental health units. I have previously instructed at the Army's LPN course and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse course while mentoring students over the years. I have been instructing at UIW since Fall 2017.

  • Courses Taught

    • Integrated Behavioral Health and Family Systems
    • PMHNP I: Diagnosis and Management
    • PMHNP II: Diagnosis and Management
    • PMHNP III: Diagnosis and Management
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Psychopharmacology for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Research Interests

    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    • Care of the Caregiver
    • PTSD, Resiliency
    • Insomnia
    • Pain Management
  • Professional Memberships

    • Army Nurse Corps Association
    • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
    • The Society of Federal Health Professionals
    • National League of Nursing
    • Texas League of Nursing
    • Sigma Theta Tau International
    • Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar
    • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions (Publications)

    1. Nayback-Beebe A.M., Yoder L.H., Goof B.J., Arzola S., and Weidlich C. (2017). The Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency Therapy on Health-related Quality of Life in Military Service Members with Chronic Low Back Pain, Nursing Outlook. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.07.012.
    2. Nayback-Beebe, A., Arzola, S., Glaser, D., Simmons, A., Weidlich, C., and Goff, B. (2016). The Effect of Adjunctive Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency Therapy on Chronic Low Back Pain Symptom In Active Duty Military: A Pilot Study [Abstract]. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. pp A1-A142. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.29003.abstracts
    3. Weidlich, C.P., and Ugarriza, D.N. (2015). A Pilot Study Examining the Impact of Care Provider Support Program on Resiliency, Coping, and Compassion Fatigue in Military Healthcare Providers. Military Medicine (Published April 2015).
  • Certifications/Licenses

    • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Texas Board of Nursing
    • Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Active