Taylor became interested in all aspects of hemp and cannabis and the potential for revolutionizing not only the healthcare industry, but also the textile, cosmetic, and food industries. She knew there were many ways to utilize the plant and was confused why cannabis and hemp were prohibited. Her love and interest in cannabis was not about "getting high." She became a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and she was one of the first and only cannabis nurses in her home state of Alabama. Like many things, cannabis's usefulness lies in proper application.
Taylor is a registered nurse, health coach, and psychiatric nurse practitioner student with years of experience providing inpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan. Taylor has completed coursework at the Ayahuasca Foundation's Riosbo Research Center in the Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos, Peru and has completed advanced shamanic training through Blue Morpho, also located in Peru. She is founding the non-profit organization the International Association of Psychedelic Nursing. She is also creating Hope Network Health. Hope Network Health is a healthcare system where participants receive the opportunity to work with psychedelic medicines administered by experienced healthcare professionals in a safe, legal setting. She is an active committee member within the American Cannabis Nurses Association. She works as the "Mushroom Queen" at Fungi Farm (www.fungifarmllc.com) in Dadeville, AL. Taylor is also a yoga teacher and children's jiu jitsu instructor. She lives in Auburn, AL with her partner Allen, their rescue doggie Dolly, and a collection of reptiles & amphibians. Her website is www.psynurse.com.
The mission of International Association of Psychedelic Nursing (IAPN) is to protect patients from harm, to create new nursing practice standards, to provide assistance in the interpersonal healing process, to promote individual & public health, to educate based in current evidence, and to advocate for safe psychedelic medicine nursing practices. The ultimate vision is not to destroy or threaten the current Western psychiatric model, but to enhance and expand the model to integrate the inclusion of additional safe, effective healing modalities based on the most current clinical evidence.