Basil Maduka

A member of the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association and a current doctoral student in Nursing Practice at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Basil Maduka specializes in psychiatric nursing and mental health.

Maduka has worked professionally in the field of psychiatric nursing since 2006, when he joined the team of the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. In his initial role as a Nurse Clinician, he was responsible for assessment and diagnosis of patients, as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care. After a promotion to Assistant Unit Manager, Maduka's duties grew to include staff and patient education, staff development, and management of the unit during the manager's absence. Upon leaving the Institute, he further developed this combination of nursing and management skills working as the Director of a four-bed adult care home in Windsor, Wisconsin. Outside of private homes and institutes, Basil Maduka also has several years of experience in hospital environments, having worked as an emergency room psychiatric nurse during a number of travel nurse assignments.

In addition to his professional experience, Basil Maduka has completed significant academic training. He earned his first formal accreditation in 2005, receiving his Nursing Assistant Certification from MATC Madison. In October 2006, he was awarded his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN HONS) from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, where he received Dean's list recognition for three consecutive semesters during his studies. Most recently, he pursued a Master's of Science in Nursing (Psychiatry/Mental Health Nursing Practice) at the University of North Dakota. After earning this degree in May 2012, Basil Maduka entered the doctoral program of Nursing Practice at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in June 2012.