Nancy M. Birtley, DNP, APRN, APMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Nancy-Birtley

Assistant Teaching Professor

E-mail: BirtleyN@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.884.7355

S343 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Psychiatry, Mental Health

Interest Area(s)

Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology

Education

  • BSN, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • MSN(R), St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • DNP, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

Area of Doctoral Study

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program of Research

Nancy’s DNP Residency Project was entitled Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Treatment

Bio and Professional Experience

Dr. Birtley has been a psychiatric nurse since 1987. She has worked in various roles such as staff RN, nurse manager, psychiatric liaison nurse, nurse educator and advanced practice nurse. Dr. Birtley has worked in an advanced practice nurse role for 21 years and, since 2002, has been self-employed in private practice providing psychiatric consultation services in 16 long-term care facilities throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Prior to becoming an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri, she was adjunct faculty in the accelerated BSN program at St. Louis University and in the DNP program the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N8610 – Diagnostics and Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Nurses
  • N8680 – Pediatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment
  • N8660 – Mental Health Nursing Interventions for Families
  • N8640 – Group Therapy and Social Skills Training
  • N9070 – DNP Residency
  • N9087 – Leadership and Transformational Role Institute 

Selected Publications

  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 10:  Age-related changes of the neurological system.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 55-58). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 22:  Assessing the neurological system.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 110-115). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 34:  Sleep disturbances.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 214-221). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 42:  Neurological disorders.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 110-115). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 45:  Reversible and irreversible dementias.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 333-345). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 46:  Interventions for common dementia behaviors.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 110-115). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 47:  Psychiatric disorders.  In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 110-115). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.

Presentations

  • Birtley, Nancy M. (August 2016), Antipsychotic Drug Reduction in Nursing Homes, University of Missouri, 26th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2016), Psychopharmacological Update, University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing, Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2016), Psychotropic Medications in Nursing Homes, Association of Missouri Nurse Practioners, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (December 2015), Psychotropic Medications: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, University of Missouri, 26th Annual Gerontology Clinical Update, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (August, 2015), Multidisciplinary Session, Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Care, University of Missouri 25th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (April, 2015), Psychotropic Drugs in Geriatric Psychiatry: Case Examples Demonstrating Avoidance of Adverse Effects and Interactions, Contemporary Forums, Psychiatric Nursing, Chicago, IL
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (April, 2015), Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Treatment, Contemporary Forums, Psychiatric Nursing, Chicago, IL
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (December, 2014), Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Treatment, University of Missouri, 25thAnnual Gerontology Clinical Update, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy  M. (May, 2014), Psychopharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, St. Louis University, APN Pharmacology Day, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (April, 2014), DSM-5 Update with Implications for Practice, University of Missouri, DNP Residency On-Campus Days, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (November, 2013), Interpretive Guidelines for Unnecessary Drugs, Delmar Gardens Administrative Team, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (November, 2013), DSM-5 Update with Implications for Practice, University of Missouri, 21st Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (October, 2013), Common Mental Health Concerns in Long-Term Care, Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (April, 2013), Common Mental Health Concerns in Long-Term Care, Missouri League for Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators 60th Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (February, 2013), Psychopharmacological Treatment in Long Term Care, St. Louis University School of Nursing: 16th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Conference and Workshops, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M., (October, 2012), Psychiatric Emergencies for First Responders, Belleville, IL

Honors and Awards

  • University of Missouri DNP Student Award for Overall Excellence, May 2015
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Missouri Chaper, April 2015-present
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Aging, LeadingAge Missouri (formerly Missouri Association of Homes for the Aging), August 2011
  • Sister Agnita Claire Day Graduate Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, May 1994
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Lambda Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing, 1986-present
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, 1986-present
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Millennium Edition, 2000-2001
  • The National Dean’s List, 1984, 1985
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1986, 1987, 2015
  • St. Louis University Undergraduate Student Coalition, 1985-1987
  • St. Louis University Undergraduate Student Coalition, Secretary, 1985-1986 

Memberships

  • The American Nurses Association
  • The Missouri Nurses Association