Director, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track

Joseph (Joe) Schatz (he/him) is the Director of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and has over 10 years of teaching experience in both the academic and clinical settings. Joe works in the community and has experience in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan. Joe’s pragmatic and person-centered approach helps him effectively support individuals from all walks of life, and he has a special interest in supporting underserved populations. Joe’s practical teaching approach prepares students to “meet patients where they are” upon graduation. 

“It’s so much fun to watch students more confidentially answer increasingly complex clinical questions as they progress through the program.”


  • DNP, Gwynedd Mercy University, 2018
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • BSN, Gwynedd Mercy University, 2010
  • AS, Gwynedd Mercy University, 2009
  • AGS, Montgomery County Community College, 2008