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Dina Byers

Years Taught at MSU: 2004-present

Courses Taught:
Nursing Care of Adults I, Integration Practicum, Evidence Based Clinical Practice, Advanced Nursing Assessment


2003-Keynote speaker, Sigma Theta Tau-Research Forum, Murray State University
2001-Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society


PhD in nursing – May 2008- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN-May, 2004-Murray State University
BSN- May, 1999-Murray State University

Certification and Licensure:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN licensed in KY

Clinical/ Professional Focus:

Medical-surgical nursing, adult health

Research Focus:

African American caregivers, minority health status, caregivers of persons with end-stage renal, and elimination of health disparities within vulnerable populations

Professional Experience Prior to MSU:

1999-2001: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hopkinsville, Ky
2001-2002: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Per diem nurse (Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit)
2001-2002; Hopkinsville Community College, Nursing Faculty/Lecturer, Hopkinsville, Ky
2002-2004: University of Kentucky Medical Center, medical-surgical RN, Lexington, Ky

Professional Organizations:

American Nurses Association
Kentucky Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Southern Nurses Research Society
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Murray State Nursing Alumni Association
Society for Clinical Nurse Specialist Education

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