Julia Acker, BSN, RN
I recently heard, “if the conversation is boring, you are probably not listening.” I believe everyone has a story worth telling, and we can count ourselves privileged if we get to listen. It is an honor to be invited into the lives of others. Whether at work, the grocery store, or on a plane ride, it is my hope to see, delight in, and engage with the person in front of me. As a nurse, I believe much of physical health stems from mental health. Here at the UCC, I hope to assist students toward their mental health goals, allowing them to flourish in their studies, social settings, and overall wellness.
Julia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida. She also received her minor in Disabilities in Society at UF. Julia has used these accomplishments to lead research for people with intellectual disabilities and to work as a nurse. Julia completed the nurse residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, working as a nurse on a neuroscience floor. At VUMC, her passion for mental health and its relation to physical health was affirmed. She is currently working toward her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctorate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She hopes to use this to serve people with neurodiversities in a holistic setting one day. Currently, she is taking each season in stride and is thrilled to get to learn and work at the University Counseling Center. She is excited by the student population and appreciates every encounter she gets to have.
When she is not working, Julia can be found rollerblading, reading, or spending time with those she gets to call “community.”