Roxanne Jeffries-Baxter, GNP-BC/FNP-BC, RN, is currently enrolled at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s dual degree Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/ Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Ms. Jeffries-Baxter’s career has included both medical and mental health clinical experiences across many settings including long term-care to home care to corrections. Additionally, she has experience as a nurse in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities. In her current practice, she provides treatment to clients with substance abuse and co-occurring mental illness in which clear evidence also exist between addiction and childhood trauma, mental illness, and economic insecurity.
Ms. Jeffries-Baxter is proficient at providing mental health care as a Family/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with optimal outcomes. She is interested in increasing the opiate recovery success rate among adolescence and young adults by implementing Buprenorphine treatment in the Methadone Maintenance Clinic where she practices. She is also interested in exploring the effects of trauma treatment on substance abuse recovery rates.
She is an active member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) where she has contributed to unit and facility based educational activities. She also serves as a preceptor and mentor for new and novice nurses and Nurse Practitioners.