Bethany Phoenix, RN, PhD, FAAN

Title(s)Professor, Community Health Systems
SchoolSchool of Nursing
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1997 Graduate Division (Nursing)
    University of California, San FranciscoM.S.1991 Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoB.S.1988 Nursing
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    Intl. Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses20141st Place, Scholarly Poster
    American Academy of Nursing2013Inducted as Fellow
    Institute of Medicine2013  - 2017Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association2009  - 2010Award for Excellence in Education
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association2006Leadership Scholarship
    Univ. of Saskatchewan2005Myrtle Crawford Lecturer

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    Recent research efforts have focused on the regulatory framework for advanced psychiatric nursing practice and workforce trends in the specialty. As part of the Advanced Practice Committee of the American Psychiatric Nurses' Assn., I was a co-investigator in two nationwide surveys of boards of nursing to collect information about legislative and regulatory changes (titling, prescriptive authority, etc.) that impact advanced practice psychiatric nursing (APPN) and to identify state and nationwide trends for APPNs. I participated in design of the surveys, data collection from state boards of nursing, and summary and analysis of the findings. I am co-PI on a study recently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that will use a mixed methods approach to examine structural, practice and policy barriers to optimal use of PMHNPs to meet the workforce needs of California's public mental health system, as well as analyzing effective methods of collaborative practice currently in use in county settings.

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    Nurse Practitioner Roles in Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulations on Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment
    National Council of State Boards of Nursing Center for Regulatory Excellence Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Co-investigator
    Enhancing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practice: Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulations and the Practice Environment
    National Council of State Boards of Nursing Center for Regulatory Excellence Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 30, 2018
    Role: Co-PI
    Role Description: Co-wrote project proposal, recruited informants, conducted site visits, analyzed data.
    Examining Opportunities and Barriers to Expansion of Psychiatric NP Practice in Public Mental Health
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Co-PI
    Role Description: Co-wrote project proposal, recruited informants, conducted site visits, analyzed data.

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    1. Spetz J, Toretsky C, Chapman S, Phoenix B, Tierney M. Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine and State Scope of Practice Restrictions. JAMA. 2019 04 09; 321(14):1407-1408. PMID: 30964519.
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    2. Phoenix BJ. The Current Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse Workforce. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2019 Jan/Feb; 25(1):38-48. PMID: 30793647.
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    3. Chapman SA, Phoenix BJ, Hahn TE, Strod DC. Utilization and Economic Contribution of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Behavioral Health Services. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jun; 54(6S3):S243-S249. PMID: 29779548.
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    4. Phoenix BJ, Hurd M, Chapman SA. Experience of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Mental Health. Nurs Adm Q. 2016 Jul-Sep; 40(3):212-24. PMID: 27259125.
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    5. Gold M, Dunn LB, Phoenix B, Paul SM, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms following breast cancer surgery and its impact on quality of life. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Feb; 20:97-105. PMID: 26187660.
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    6. Phoenix B. Promoting resilience and recovery in a Buddhist mental health support group. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2014 Apr; 35(4):257-64. PMID: 24702210.
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    7. Phoenix BJ. Expanding the concept of safety in psychiatric inpatient units to create healing environments. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct; 19(5):304-5. PMID: 24108000.
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    8. Phoenix BJ. Developing a culture of mentoring in psychiatric mental health nursing. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Jul-Aug; 19(4):215-6. PMID: 23950546.
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    9. Phoenix BJ. Accelerating progress in psychiatric-mental health nursing through online communication. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(2):98-9. PMID: 23644677.
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    10. Phoenix BJ. Surfing the waves of change. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Jan-Feb; 19(1):49-50. PMID: 23392435.
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    11. Phoenix BJ, Tierney MJ. A nursing diagnostic perspective on proposed criteria for substance use disorders: what the DSM-5 is leaving out. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2012 Sep; 33(9):613-7. PMID: 22957955.
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    12. Phoenix BJ. Psychoeducation for survivors of trauma. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2007 Jul; 43(3):123-31. PMID: 17576305.
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