Keltner, Norman

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1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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EdDUniversity of San Francisco
MSN Fresno State University
BSN Fresno State University

Dr. Keltner grew up in California and started working at Stockton State Hospital near his hometown of Manteca, California. While working there he became interested in a lifelong career in psychiatric nursing. He has been doing it (i.e. working in a hospital, clinic, or teaching psychiatric nursing) ever since.

Research/Clinical Interest
  • Severely mentally ill
  • psychotropic drugs


Keltner, N.L., Bostrom, C., McGuinness, T. (2011) Psychiatric Nursing (6th). St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby.
Keltner, N.L., Folks, D.G. (2005). Psychotropic Drugs (4th), St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby Articles (August 2006-present)
Keltner, N.L., Moore, R.L., & Grant, J.S. (2011) Update on newer antipsychotics: Are they evidence based? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 47:220-226. Grant, J.S. & Keltner, N.L. (2011). A clinical translation of the research article titled “Pre-migration persecution, post-migration stressors and resources, and post-migration mental health: A study of severely traumatized U.S. Arab immigrant women. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 17 (4), 294-296. Vance, D.E., Bayliss, H., Kempf, MC, Keltner, N.L., Fazeli P.L. (2011). Aging, HIV, and wellness: Augmenting the components of successful aging. Aging Health, 7, 435-446. Steele, D., Dowben, J.S., Vance, D.E., & Keltner, N.L. (2011). . Antipsychotics and the “Fast-Off” Theory. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 47: 160-162. Grant, J. S., & Keltner, N. L. (2011). Family caregiving: caring for children, adults, and elders with developmental disabilities. In Martha Craft-Rosenberg and Shelley-Rae Pehler (eds.). Encyclopedia of Family Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1:452-455. Grant, J.S., Keltner, N.L., Eagerton, G. (2011). Using clinical simulation to enhance the caregiving for medical patients with psychiatric and behavioral diagnoses. Journal of Psychosocial and Mental Health Nursing. 49(7), 43-49. Keltner, N.L., Grant, J.S., McLernon, D. (2011). Use of actors as standardized psychiatric patients: Facilitating success in simulation experiences. Journal of Psychosocial and Mental Health Nursing. 49(5): 35-40. Dowben, J.S., Grant, J.S., Keltner, N.L. (2011). Clonidine: Diverse use in pharmacologic management. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 47: 105-108. Keltner, N.L., McGuinness, J.P. (2011). War-related psychiatric disorders in soldiers. In Keltner, N.L., Bostrom, C., McGuinness, T.M. (eds). Psychiatric Nursing (6th). St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby. Steele, D., Keltner, N.L., McGuinness, T.M. (2011). Are neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome the same syndrome? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 47(1): 58-62. Keltner, N.L., Grant, J.S. (2010). A clinical translation of the research article titled “How persons with chronic hepatitis C in residential substance abuse treatment programs think about depression and interferon therapy” Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 16(6):357-359. Keltner, N.L., Grant, J.S. (2010). The problem with being fat. Texas Sports Pro. 1(9):10. Vance, D.E., Keltner, N.L., McGuinness, T., Umlauf, M., Yuan, Y.Y. (2010). The future of cognitive remediation training in older adults. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 42(5): 255-266. Fabrizio, K.S., Keltner, N.L. (2010).Traumatic brain injury in OEF/OIF: A primer. Nursing Clinics of North America. 45(4): 569-580. Keltner, N.L., Grant, J.S. (2010). Seasonal flu- it’s not too late to get vaccinated! Texas Sports Pro. 1(8):7. Keltner, N.L., Moore, R.L. (2010). Psychiatric drug-drug interactions: A review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 46(3): 244-251. Keltner, N.L (2010). Schizophrenia: What do we know and how do we know it. Journal of the Psychiatric Nurses Association. 16(1):18-19. Prachakul, W., Grant, J. S., Pryor, E., Keltner, N. L., Raper, J. (2009). Family Relationships in People Living with HIV in a City in the U.S.A. AIDS Care, 21(3): 384-388. Keltner, N. L., Lillie, K. (2009). Nicotinic receptors: implications for psychiatric care. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 45(2): 151-155. Keltner, N.L., Davidson, G. (2009). The normalization of paranoia. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Keltner, N. L., Boschini, D. J. (2009). Electroconvulsive Therapy. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care., 45(1): 66-70< Keltner, N.L. (2008). Looking Back on State Hospitals: A biological advantage? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(2):124-126. Cooke, B.B., Keltner, N.L. (2008). Traumatic brain injury-War related: Part II. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(1): 54-57. Keltner, N.L., Vance, D.E. (2008). Incarcerated care and quetipine abuse. Perspectives in
Psychiatric Care., 44(4);290-293. Keltner, N. L., Grant, J. S. (2008). Irreversible lithium-induced neuropathy:. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(4): 290-293 Prachakul, W., Grant, J.S., & Keltner, N.L. (2007). Relationships among functional social support, HIV-related stigma, social problem solving, and depressive symptoms in people living with HIV: A pilot study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(6), 67-76. Keltner, N.L., Cooke, B.B. (2007). Traumatic brain injury: War related. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(4): 223-226. Keltner, N.L., Gorman, A. (2007). Second Messengers. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care,, 43(1):60-64. Dowben, J.S., Grant, J.S., Keltner, N.L. (2007). Psychobiological substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder. Part II. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(3): 146-149. 8 Keltner, N.L. (2007). Genomic influences on schizophrenia-related neurotransmitter systems. nurseAdvance Collection on Genomics in Nursing. E-TEXT.
Keltner, N.L., Dowben, J.S. (2007). Psychobiological substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder: Part I. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(2): 97-101. Keltner, NL. (2006). Metabolic syndrome: schizophrenia and atypical antipsychotics. Perspectives in Psychiatric, 42(3): 204-207. Lee, SI, Keltner, NL. (2006). Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): venlafaxine and duloxetine. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42(2):144-148. Keltner NL (2006): Awakenings. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42(2):151-152. Lee SI, Keltner (2005). Antidepressant apathy syndrome. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 1(4):188-192. Presentations
Keltner, N.L. (2007). Conudrums of Psychiatric Care. (Closing Endnote Speaker). International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, Montreal, Canada. Comorbidity of Psychiatric and Medical Illness. Tenth Annual Advanced Practice Conference:Comorbidity in Psychiatric Nursing Practice. Louisville, KY, March 3, 2006.
Keltner, N.L. (2007). Brain Biology. Stillman College lecture., Stillman, AL
Keltner, N.L., Dowben, J. The personal war on terror: psychobiological substrates, symptoms, and treatment of PTSD. Nursing Update 2007, Jacksonville State University.
Sexual Dysfunction Related to the Use of Antidepressants and Antispsychotics. Taylor-Hardin Maximum Security Mental Health Center, February 8, 2006.
Sexual Dysfunction Related to the Use of Antidepressants and Antispsychotics. Bryce State Hospital February 8, 2006.
2001 President’s award for Excellence in Teaching
1995 Meritorious Service Medal (for Desert Storm activation)
1994 AJN Book of the Year Award
1988 Meritorious Teaching Award CSUB
UASON Senior Recognition speaker 20+ times