Rachel J. Richins, ANP-BC

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Rachel Richins is an adult nurse practitioner in the division of Epilepsy and Sleep. She is a graduate of UCLA and Columbia University School of Nursing and is board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center both as a registered nurse and as a nurse practitioner and brings her experience in bedside nursing to her practice as a nurse practitioner, caring for patients in the office setting as well as in the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Rachel’s areas of clinical practice include caring for adults with epilepsy, and adults with sleep disorders. She has an interest in using behavioral interventions for the treatment of insomnia.

Board Certification: Board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

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  • Nurse Practitioner


  • Female

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710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 2004 German Language Studies, University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS, 2004 Psychobiology, University of California - Los Angeles
  • MS, 2010 Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing


Selected Publications

Jongeling AC, Richins RJ, Bazil CW. 2015 Sep 25. Safety and tolerability of an oral zonisamide loading dose. Seizure. 2015 Nov;32:69-71.