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Amy S. Berkley, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

Undergraduate traditional option and accelerated programs


  • BA in Rhetoric with Distinction - Honors Program in Non-Fiction Writing
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL   
  •  Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies
    University of Surrey, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Guildford, United Kingdom
  •  MSN Nursing Administration
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX
  • Ph.D. Nursing, Certificate in Aging & Health
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX
    Adviser:  Patricia A. Carter, PhD, RN, CNS
    Dissertation: The Effects of Insomnia on Older Adults’ Quality of Life and Daily Functioning
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship- The University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing 

Research Interests

Dr. Berkley’s research is focused on the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the effects of sleep disturbance on physical and cognitive functioning. Her goal is to develop interventions that support older adults in their current living situation, to avoid or delay progressive decline and institutionalization, and to improve standards of care and quality of life in institutional living facilities.

Publications and Media Placements

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Honors and Awards

  • The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Fellowship 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17
  • Texas Exes Longhorn Village Gerontology Nursing Scholarship 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Sleep Research Society Early Career Stage Clinical Investigator Award 2018
  • School of Nursing Professional Travel Award 2019
  • Myrtle and Earl Walker Fund School of Nursing Scholarship 2018-19
  • St David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Travel Award 2018
  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Summer Fellowship 2016
  • Lee Jamail Fellowship 2015-2016
  • Myrtle and Earl Walker Fund School of Nursing Scholarship 2012

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research & Treatment (ISAART)
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • The Sleep Research Society 
  • Midwestern Nurses Research Society 
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Sigma – The International Nursing Honors Society
    • Delta Lambda Chapter 2023-present
    • Delta Chapter 2019-2021
    • Epsilon Theta Chapter 2014-2019
      • Secretary, Epsilon Theta Chapter 2015-2018
  • Southern Nurses Research Society (2014 - 2019)
  • Royal College of Nursing (UK) (2003 - 2010)