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

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Assistant Teaching Professor

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

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

Teaching Emphasis Area(s)

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Psychopharmacology; Geriatric Psychiatry; Advanced Practice Nursing Issues

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, January 2019  Alumni Association
  • Nominated for 2019 State Award for Excellence, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, October 2018
  • Recipient 2018 Certified Nurse Award for PMHNP, American Nurses Credentialing Center, March 2018
  • Nominated for 2018 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, January 2018
  • Recognized in Heroism in Nursing Practice: Interviews with Five PMHNPs                               nursepractitionerschools.com, February 2017
  • Nominated by the University of Missouri,  Columbia for Outstanding DNP Project Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, September 2015
  • Recipient DNP Student Award for Overall  Excellence, University of Missouri-Columbia, Sinclair School of Nursing Alumni Association, 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

Selected Publications

 
  • Birtley, N. M. & Phillips, L. J. (2020). The business and practice of psychiatric advanced practice nursing in long term care. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. [IOM Future of Nursing Report 10th Anniversary Special Issue], 34, 288-296.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2020.07.007
  • Phillips, L. J., Petroski, G., & Birtley, N. M. (2019). Development and validation of the antipsychotic medication risk score for nursing home residents [Abstract]. Innovation in Aging, 3(S1). doi 10.1093/geroni/igz038.3310
  • Phillips, L. J., Birtley, N. M., Petroski, G., Siem, C., Rantz, M. (2018). An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25(8). doi:  10.1111/jpm.12488
  • Rantz, M. J., Birtley, N. M., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., Murray, C. (2017).  Call to action: APRNs in U.S. nursing homes improve care and reduce costs.  Nursing Outlook, 65, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.08.011
  • Rantz, M. J., Birtley, N. M., & Flesner, M. K. (2016).  White paper:  The Missouri Quality Initiative: APRN role sustainability.  Retrieved fromhttps://betteraccessbettercaremo.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/aprnrolestability090216.pdf
  • Birtley, N. M. (2016).  Psychotropic Alternatives 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

Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations

  • Birtley, Nancy M. (May 2020). Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol. Missouri Nurses Association Coming Together in Advanced Practice OnDemand Conference (Annual conference changed to virtual format due to COVID-19 pandemic), St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2020). Dementia, Delirium, and Geriatric Psychiatry. University of Missouri, 5th Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (April 2019). Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Missouri League for Nursing Long Term Care Convention, Osage Beach, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (April 2019). Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Ascension Living Sherbrooke Village 1st Annual Long-Term Care Summit, St. Louis, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2019). Personality Disorders, University of Missouri, 4th Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2019). Adverse Childhood Experiences, University of Missouri, 4th Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (November 2018). Dementia and Mental Illness, University of Missouri, 26th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (August 2018). Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia, Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners, 4th Annual Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners Show Me Conference, Kansas City, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (March 2018). Diagnosing and Treating Mood Disorders in Adults, University of Missouri, 3rd Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (November 2017). Challenging Cases in Pharmacology, University of Missouri, 25th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update, Columbia, MO
  • 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., Petroski, 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 Grand 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 Advanced 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 Practitioners, 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) Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Treatment, University of Missouri, 25thAnnual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO
  • Birtley, Nancy M. (May 2015), Psychopharmacological Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care, St. Louis University, Pharmacology Day for the Primary Care Provider, St. Louis 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

Clinical Practie Area

Psychiatry/Mental Health
Geriatric Psychiatry
Dementia Care