Skip to Content

College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Phyllis A. Raynor, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Title: Assistant Professor
Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Addictions Nurse
College of Nursing
Email: raynorp@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9083
Fax: 803-777-5935
Office: College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 306
Columbia, SC 29208-4001
United States

Dr. Raynor has no projects that require assistance this semester but is potentially available to assist on a student’s project. 
Phyllis Raynor

Background 

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. 

Teaching 

Dr. Raynor is currently Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing. She teaches graduate nurse specialty and core MSN courses. 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 and advance practice addictions nurse allows her to treat common mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use disorders 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. 

Research 

Dr. Raynor is a 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 research is focused on the development of self-care interventions for mothers and fathers recovering from SUD with a goal of improving their long-term recovery outcomes and the health outcomes of their children.  

Dissemination

Raynor, P. (2020). Exploring digital supports for pregnant and parenting women in recovery from addictive substances: A scoping review. International Society of Addictions Nurses, Virtual conference.

Raynor, P. (2019). Using participatory methods to customize a parenting and recovery support digital intervention for mothers with substance use disorders. International Society of Addictions Nurses, Baltimore, MD.

Raynor, P. (2019). Exploring substance use and mental health for transgender youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses. (Keynote Speaker). University of Maryland School of Nursing as part of The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture series focusing on Opioid and Substance Use Disorders: Destigmatizing the Issue and Responding to the Challenge. Baltimore, Maryland.

Raynor, P. (2018). Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: Implications for primary care providers. International Society of Addictions Nurses, Denver, Colorado.

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. 

Professional Service

  • American Nurses Associations
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • International Society of Addictions Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Neuroscience Education Institute 

Professional Practice 

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) 

Funded GRANTS
Ongoing Research:

Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina     (Raynor, Co-I)     2019-2022
Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Grant #2018-27, $525,000, TeleMentalScale

Project Goal: TeleMentalScale will develop a new graduate curriculum that is uniquely focused on population health needs related to socioeconomic vulnerability, multiple comorbidites, and behavioral health workforce and services constraints in SC, particularly within rural counties. The goal of TeleMentalScale is to enhance access to behavioral care for vulnerable populations in SC by expanding rural health, behavioral health, collaborative practice and technology competencies of learners across all nurse practitioner (NP) specialties, graduate nurse administration and doctor of nursing practice students at the College of Nursing. 

Completed Research: 

No Grant Number Assigned     (Raynor, Co-PI)     06/01/2019 – 06/01/2020
Helen Gurley Wolford / Class of 1967 / Sigma Theta Tau Creativity Fund
Integrating Faculty Care Behaviors in Online Graduate Online Nursing Programs

Project Goal: This research project explores perceived caring behaviors by faculty from graduate nursing students. 

11200-18-47661     (Raynor, PI)     07/01/2018 - 12/30/2019   
University of South Carolina, Vice President for Research ASPIRE Grant (Intramural Funding)      P.A.R.E.N.T.S.S. Project – Parents Adopting Recovery-management through Enhanced New Technology for Self-care and Support (for Parenting)

Project Goal: This research project used a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to form a community advisory board (CAB) consisting of primary stakeholders in the SUD recovery community to explore the feasibility of delivering an evidenced-based parenting intervention through mobile technology to parents in early recovery from SUD to improve accessibility to parenting, self-care, and recovery resources.

Role:  Principal Investigator

Grant Number: 2T06SM060559-04     (Raynor, PI)     08/01/2013 – 05/31/2016
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the American Nurses Association Minority Fellowship Program (Pre-doctoral funding)

Exploration of self-care and parenting outcomes for adults recovering from substance use disorders (SUD) in their home environment. My dissertation research explored self-care and parenting behaviors of mothers and fathers in long term recovery from substance use disorders. We explored self-care behaviors, community supports, and parenting outcomes for mothers and fathers in long-term recovery from SUD, with a goal of better understanding self-care behaviors (SCB) and community supports for these parents and its relationship to parenting and recovery outcomes. I employed a mixed methods approach that included semi-structured interviews of parents in long-term recovery who were living in their natural home environments and actively parenting children under 18 years of age, along with obtaining parenting data through validated questionnaires. Participants reported consistent SCB and community support as critical components to long-term recovery and positive parenting practices. Parental gains were perceived by participants as benefits of SCB that minimized the negative impact of prior parental drug use on their children.

PENDING RESEARCH PROPOSALS RESUBMISSION

NIH/NIDA – K23 (PI): P.A.R.E.N.T.S.S. Project – Parents Adopting Recovery-management through Enhanced New Technology for Self-care and Support (for Mothers)—Submission date—7/12/2020

Publications (selected) 

Jones, K., Raynor, P., & Polyakova-Norwood, V. (2020). Faculty Caring Behaviors in Online Nursing Education: An Integrative Review. Distance Education, In press. 

Raynor, P., Nation, A., Outlaw, F. (2019). Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: Implications for advanced practice nurses. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In Press. 

Raynor, P., Mueller, M., Pope, C., Smith, G., & York, J. (2018). A feasibility study exploring the relationship of self-care and parenting for adults recovering from addictive Substances. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

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. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©