Dr. Kofi Bonnie

R.N., R.P.N., B.Sc.N., B.Sc., M.Sc., D.N.P.
Adjunct Professor, Brandon University (Psychiatric Nursing)
Cell (778) 574 – 6879/ (208) 350-1908
E-mail: kfbonnie@gmail.com



Dr. Kofi Bonnie an international mental health nursing expert, health care leader, scholar, researcher and advocate. He is passionate about improving mental health outcomes for marginalized individuals, groups, and communities.


D.N.P., Doctor of Nursing Practice, Yale University, School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
M.Sc., Advanced Practice Nursing,  University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
B.Sc., (Hons), Nursing– Mental Health, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
B.Sc., (Hons), Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Research Interests

Nursing research
Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Behavioral Health Nursing
Dual diagnosis
Concurrent Disorder
Acute Psychiatric Care
Substance Use Disorder care

Selected Publications

McWilliams, C., Bonnie, K., Robinson, S., Johnson, C., Puyat, J., Klimas, J., (2019). Preliminary results of psychiatric inpatients referred to an addiction medicine consult service. Journal of Addiction Medicine

Bonnie, K., Kearney, J., Dixon, J., McCorkle, R. (2017) Developing Dual Diagnosis Care Curriculum For Nurses In Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Settings. Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1051.https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/ysndt/1051

Puyat, J., Kamieniecki, R., Vaughan, B., Mihi, T., Bonnie, K., Danielson, J., Williams, S., (2017). Characterizing the inpatient care of young adults experiencing early psychosis: A medical record review. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 0:1-7 https://doi.org/10.1111.eip.12468

Bonnie, K., (2017). Improving dual diagnosis care in acute psychiatric inpatient settings through education. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621549