Monsurat “Lola” Oluwa-Okougbo


I was born in Boston and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. I graduated from Bethel University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University majored in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Growing up I wanted to be a special education teacher and work side by side with families struggling with the stress and burden that comes with it. My career in psychiatry started by working as a registered nurse in a community mental health hospital supporting individuals with a wide range of mental health needs. I also grew-up in a culture that stigmatizes mental health patients due to a lack of   understanding of this illness.

As I grew in this journey, the more I’m drawn towards using my skills and knowledge to create and expand awareness about mental health. After becoming a Registered Nurse, I had many opportunities to experience other branches of nursing and was quite alarmed at the significant shortage of mental health awareness and providers with prescribing privileges. I knew this was a vital piece needed to assist individuals towards mental wellness. 

I specialized in seeing all ages and my goal for becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is to provide holistic approach towards other’s wellbeing. I believe that using my skills and knowledge to treat unique individuals with mental health issues will help improve their quality of life.

As a provider, I am a good listener and I make others feel comfortable in my presence. I show empathy and respect towards patients’ value, beliefs, and opinions. I acknowledge patients’ presence and their courage for seeking for help. In my practice I always endeavor to develop a partnership with the patient to achieve their goal towards wellness.


Yoruba language (one of the most common spoken language in Nigeria),

Licenses and Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Master of Science, PMHNP at Walden University