Faculty and Staff
Phyllis A. Raynor, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN
|Title:||Interim Director, PMHNP Program and Clinical Assistant Professor
|College of Nursing|
College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 306
Columbia, SC 29208-4001
Dr. Raynor is a doctoral-prepared advanced practice nurse who completed her PhD in Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She completed her post-master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certification at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her Master’s in Nursing Administration at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Raynor has returned to USC College of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Earlier in her professional career, she worked for several years as a clinical instructor in Medical Surgical Nursing for the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing and the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. She left teaching after that time to pursue other practice related opportunities. Dr. Raynor has achieved a wealth of nursing experiences and expertise practicing in diverse inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Her certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner allows her to treat common mental health conditions across the lifespan by providing evidence-based pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions. She adopts a patient-centered approach to patient care and embraces motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate health behavior change.
Dr. Raynor is an early career public health nurse scientist focusing on research, prevention, public advocacy, and health promotion initiatives for families affected by substance use disorders (SUD). Ultimately, improvements in the health of families affected by substance use come from being in long-term recovery. Her dissertation research was focused on the development of self-care interventions for parents recovering from SUD with a goal of improving their long-term recovery outcomes and the health outcomes of their children. She desires to continue this work in providing quality mental health services, as well as local, state and national advocacy through SAMHSA MFP initiatives, education and research on behalf of this vulnerable population at large.
Raynor, P. (2017). Care of the Transgender client during the process of transition: APRN considerations. Podium Presenter. SAMHSA MFP Institute, Washington, DC.
Raynor, P. (2017). Self-care and Parenting Outcomes for Parents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: An Observational Feasibility Study. Podium and Poster Presenter. Food for Thought (for Local/Statewide Clinicians). Podium Presenter. Three Rivers Behavioral Health, West Columbia, SC.
Raynor, P. (2016). Self-care and Parenting Outcomes for Parents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: An Observational Feasibility Study. Podium and Poster Presenter. International Society of Addictions Nursing, Las Vegas, NV.
Raynor, P. (2016). Self-care and Parenting Outcomes for Parents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: An observational feasibility study. SAMHSA MFP Institute, Anchorage, AK.
Raynor, P. (2016). An Integrative Review of the Role of Self-Care Behaviors for Parents Recovering from Substance Use Disorders (SUD). SAMHSA MFP Institute, Boca Raton, FL.
Raynor, P. (2015). Self-care and parenting for adults in recovery from SUD. SAMHSA MFP Institute, Washington, DC.
Raynor, P. (2015). The role of self-care for parents in recovery from substance use disorders: An integrative review of self-care. International Society of Addictions Nursing (IntSA), Charlotte, NC.
Raynor, P. (2013). Legislation affecting government assistance for children of parents with substance use: A policy analysis of social justice. Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Conference (Regional USA), Little Rock, Arkansas.
Raynor, P. (2011). Results of South Carolina school-located vaccination (SLV) clinic campaign. South Carolina Association of School Nurses (SCASN) (State conference), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Raynor, P. (2002). Criminal behaviors as unhealthy behaviors, American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference (International), Chicago, Illinois.
- American Nurses Associations
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association
- International Society of Addictions Nursing
- Sigma Theta Tau
- Neuroscience Education Institute
Her nursing practice roles have been centered on direct patient care, education, administration, policy, advocacy, and now as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Research Studies (Selected)
Feasibility study exploring Self-care and Parenting Outcomes for Adults in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders.
Raynor, P. (2010). South Carolina school-located vaccination (SLV) clinic campaign evaluation as part of South Carolina's mass vaccination campaign. School nurse surveys developed, coordinated, and analyzed in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Raynor, P. (1999). Facilitator in research project involving exercise in special populations (low income African- American women); PI: Dr. Gwendolyn.
Raynor, P. (1998). Nursing staff time allocation in the acute care setting (Time and Motion study). Role: Principal.
Raynor, P., Pope, C., York, J., Smith, G., & Mueller, M. (2017). Exploring self-care and preferred supports for parents in recovery from substance use disorders: Qualitative findings from an observational feasibility study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. In press.
Raynor, P., Mueller, M., Pope, C., Smith, G., & York, J. (2017). An observational feasibility study exploring the relationship of self-care and parenting for adults recovering from substance use disorders (SUD). The Journal of Child and Family Studies. In Review.
Raynor, P. & Pope, C. (2016). An Integrative Review of the Role of Self-Care Behaviors for Parents Recovering from Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27 (3), 180-189.
J.C. Sieverdes, P. Raynor, T. Armstrong, C. Jenkins, Luke R. Sox, and Frank A. Treiber. (2015) Attitudes and perceptions of kidney transplantation wait-listed patients towards mobile health delivered physical activity programs. Progress in Transplantation, 25 (1), 26-34.
Raynor P. & Williams, P. (2012). Legislation affecting government assistance for children of parents with substance use: A policy analysis of social justice, Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, vol. 13 issue 4 November 2012. p. 195-204.
Raynor, P. (2013). An exploration of the factors influencing parental self- efficacy (PSE) for parents recovering from substance use disorders (SUD) using the Social Ecological Framework, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(2):91-99, April/June 2013. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0b013e3182922069.