faculty profile

Lori Schirle   PhD, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Lori Schirle is Post-Doctoral Fellow, studying under Dr. Ann Minnick. Her research interests include nursing workforce and work environment, opioid prescriptive practices and health policy. Prior to earning her PhD, Dr. Schirle worked as a CRNA in various capacities, and developed an interest in how health policy shapes daily working lives of nurses. Lori was instrumental in producing a report on the economic impact of restrictive state laws on APRNs, and in research highlighting opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing rates in independent and restricted APRN prescribing states. Her dissertation examined the work environment of advanced practice nurses in hospital settings. Currently, Lori is a Post-Doctoral Health Services Research Fellow through the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, and is focusing her efforts on the investigation of provider opioid prescribing practices.

Education

  • PhD, University of Miami 
  • MSN, Florida International University
  • BSN Saginaw Valley State University

Certifications

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • American Heart Association Adult Advanced Life Support
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Academic Interests

  • Nursing work environment
  • Opioid Prescribing Practices

Representative Publications

Journals

Wunder, L.L., Glymph, D.C., Schirle, L.M., Valdes, J.A. (accepted for publication). Workforce initiative for current predictors of CRNA employment in the State of Florida. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal.

Schirle, L. & McCabe, B. (2015). State variation in opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions between independent and non-independent prescribing states. Journal of Nursing Outlook

Saber, D.A., Anglade, D., & Schirle, L.M. (2015). A study examining senior nursing students' expectations of work and the workforce. Journal of Nursing Management, (early view, online)

Schirle, L. (2011). Polyuria with sevoflurane: A case report. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal

Representative Presentations

American Academy of Nursing 2015 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference (October, 2017) Poster Presentation: Organizational Climate and Psychological Ownership in a Sample of Advanced Practice Nurses

Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists Marco Island Meeting (February, 2016) Podium Presentation: Independent APRN prescribing is not related to higher opioid prescriptions

American Academy of Nursing 2015 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference (October, 2015) Poster Presentation: Full APRN prescribing states prescribe fewer opioids

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network Annual Meeting (August, 2105) Poster Presentation:Independent advanced practice registered nurse prescribing is not related to higher opioid or benzodiazepine prescriptions

Associated Industries of Florida Healthcare Affordability Summit (February 2015) Panel presentation: Cutting Costs: What works, what doesn't and what's next

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists State Government Affairs Webinar (July 2014) State Government Affairs Webinar on Action Coalitions

Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer: Florida Blue Foundation Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program 2015

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Florida Action Coalition
  • Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses

Honors/Awards

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Foundation Research Fellow 2015-2016
  • Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar 2014-2016