An award-winning educator, scholar and nurse, April Haberyan joined the UR School of Nursing faculty in 2022. She has extensive experience in behavioral and mental health and wellness and is a recognized expert in disaster response. Prior to joining the UR School of Nursing, she held faculty roles at Troy State University, Northwest Missouri State University, St. Luke's College of Health Sciences, Park University and the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing. She began her career as a staff nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and has served as an administrative director of a hospital mental health unit, a health coach, and as a behavioral health nurse educator and nurse residency program manager. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education and the Indispensable Woman of the Year Award from Northwest Missouri State. She earned her bachelor's in nursing and a master's in adult psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Rochester and a master's in psychology and a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.