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Britt Ritchie

Britt Ritchie DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Clinical Teaching
  • Academic Programs
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:britt.ritchie@cuanschutz.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Ritchie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 2008. From 2009 to 2018 she worked as a nurse in the pre-operative and post-anesthesia units, and at two Level I trauma centers in their ICUs.

After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program in 2018, she started her career in community mental health at Jefferson Center where she continues to work. Britt completed her doctorate project “Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”, which was a program evaluation of an eight-week group-based intervention. Symptoms of ADHD were monitored by an evidence-based clinical assessment tool at the time of referral, sessions one, five and eight in order to assess for the goal of a 20% reduction in symptoms. This project aligns with her professional passion to deliver evidence-based personalized care to help people improve their quality of life.

Notable professional achievements include completing this program and pulling off a group-based intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic while working full-time from home with two young boys. Post doctorate Britt would like to become involved in healthcare policy at both the state and national level.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO - 2020
    Magna Cum Laude
    Recipient, College of Nursing Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Fellowship, 2018-2020
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO - 2017
    Magna Cum Laude
    Recipient, College of Nursing Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - 2008
    Magna Cum Laude
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2008
    Recipient, West Virginia Center for Nursing Scholarship, 2008

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • APN license
  • RXN license
  • RN license
  • DEA
  • ANCC Certification
  • BLS

 

Awards

  • Recipient, College of Nursing Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Fellowship, 2017-2020
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2008
  • Recipient, West Virginia Center for Nursing Scholarship, 2008

Affiliations

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Alder Grove Wellness Group LLC