Amber Birkle, , DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, CEN, DiMMUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences DNP
Major Amber Birkle, U.S. Army, earned a BSN from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2006 and subsequently commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps. In 2016, she completed an MSN with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management from Drexel University. In 2020, she graduated with a DNP as a Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Uniformed Services University. Major Birkle has spent much of her career assigned to clinical and leadership positions at the Army community hospitals at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Fort Irwin, California where she served as an Emergency Room Nurse and in Primary Care administration leading Patient/Soldier Centered Medical Homes. In 2008-2009, she deployed to Baghdad, Iraq with the 10th Combat Support Hospital as an Emergency Nurse. Her clinical practice interests are diverse and include operational medicine, integrative medicine, women’s health, and wilderness medicine.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar – Community-based Care
Dissertation: Battlefield Acupuncture in the Management of Non-Traumatic Low Back Pain in Service Members