Nancy M. Birtley, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-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

Nancy has been a psychiatric nurse since 1987. She has extensive experience in various roles, such as staff RN, nurse manager, psychiatric liaison nurse, nurse educator and advanced practice nurse. Nancy has worked in an advanced practice nurse role since 1995 and since 2002, has been self-employed in private practice providing psychiatric consultation services in 20 long-term care facilities throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Nancy holds certification as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner.

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

  • Rantz, M.J., Birtley, N.M., & Flesner, M.K. (2016). White paper: The Missouri Quality Initiative: APRN role sustainablity. Retrieved from https://betteraccessbettercaremo.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/aprnrolestability090216.pdf
  • Birtley, N.M. (2016). Psychotropic Alternative to Antipsychotic Medications in Treating Dementia Behaviors: An Evidence-Based Practice Protocol, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(10), pp. 46-53. doi:10.3928/02793695-20160920-08
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 10: Age-related changes of the neurological system. In M. E. Stassie (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. 300-315). 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. 346-353). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (2009). Chapter 47: Psychiatric disorders. In M. E. Stassi (Ed.), FENCE student manual (pp. 354-369). Warrensburg, MO: University of Central Missouri.

Presentations

  • Birtley, Nancy M. (May 2017). Behavioral Changes in Dementia: Environmental Interventions, Contemporary Forums, Psychiatric Nursing, Las Vegas, NV
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (May 2017). Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia, Contemporary Forums, Psychiatric Nursing, Las Vegas, NV
  • Phillips, L. J., Birtley, N.M., Petrosky, G.F., Siem, C., & Rantz, M. (April 2017). Predictors of Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Home Residents: Analysis of Missouri Minimum Data Set 3.0. MU Psychiatric Department rand Rounds, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2017). Geriatric Mental Health: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management. University of Missouri, 2nd Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2017). DSM-5 Update. University of Missouri, 2nd Annual Advance Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2017). Missouri Collaborative Practice Law and Negotiating Employment. University of Missouri, 2nd Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (January 2017). Psychotropic Alternatives to Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Dementia. University of Missouri, Missouri Quality Initiative APRN Team, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (November 2016). Non-pharmacological Interventions for Behaviors of Dementia. University of Missouri, 24th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update, Columbia, Mo
  • 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

  • American Nurses Association
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau